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The great stupa of Boudhanath stands approximately 6 km North East from centre of Kathamndu Valley. Surrounded by hills, Boudhanath stupa is a jewel point in the centre of Natural mandala, a store of sacred energy. It is one of the most important place of pilgrimage for Buddhist . In the past, when the trade routes to central and western Tibet were fully open, traders, pilgrims and travelers sought blessing at the stupa for safe passage over the mountain passes and gave thanksgiving to it upon arrival in the Kathmandu Valley.
The stupa is commonly known as Boudha or Boudhanath, meaning Lord of wisdom . It is a protective, Purifactory and wish –granting stupa. But further, because of it’s antiquity – it’s origins are beyond the recall of folk memory, it’s foundation and fabric impregnated with the vibration of innumerable generations of devoted worship and powerful meditation, it’s awesome size and unique form and it’s basis in myths and legend . It is also called boudha Bhagawan, Lord buddha since it has become one of the most significant objects of worship in the Buddhist universe.
There are many stories and legends concerning the origin and history of the stupa. The Himalayan Buddhist believes that a widow named Jyazima aspired to make a great offering of the Buddha ,using her hard earned savings as a poultry –keeper . she approached the locel king for permission and it was granted , on condition that she used an area of land measuring the size of single buffalo skin. However , Jyazima cut the skin into thin strips and claimed the land enclosed from the strips lay end to end. This mere women’s ambition to build such a magnificent monuments offering to the Buddha caused much jealousy between the rich and powerful at the time. The jealous lords pettitioned the king to have the stupa demolished , but the king who had allowed this happen, replied “ Since permission to build has been given, it shall not be rescinded “ thus the meaning of the stupa named Jyarung Khashor.