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SWOYAMBHU STUPA

An ancient religious architecture resides on top of a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. The stupa encapsulates one of the root disciplines in Buddhism for those individuals who consider mythological history, origin myth, and day-to-day religious practice of great importance.

It is probably the most sacred among other Buddhism pilgrimage sites across Nepal. Some people believe that just by being present near the holy place, you will not just receive inner peace & blessing but also receive a positive impact on your luck and well-being.

PANCHA BUDDHA'S

SHORT SUMMARY

Vajrayana introduced the theory of the five Dhyani Buddhas as embodiments of the five cosmic elements– etherwaterearthfire, and air. The elements represent the Dhyani Buddhas concerning the color used to present them.

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THE HISTORY

BEHIND THE STUPA

Historical records inscribed on stones around the stupa prove that it had already been an important Buddhist pilgrimage destination by the 5th century AD. Its origin, however, is dated to a much earlier time, long before the arrival of Buddhism in the valley.

THE MAP

MAP OF SWOYAMBHU STUPA

If you ever plan to travel to the prehistoric stupa, you won’t just run across the followers of Buddhism. Explore the place, and you will find people from all around the world, regardless the religion, spending quality time with their loved ones in the peaceful environment of the stupa.

Discover the location of monuments around Swoyambhu Hill and read more about their significance.

HARATI AJIMA

GODDESS OF CHILDREN

Northwest side of the stupa stands the traditional Nepali multi-roofed Pagoda-style temple. Here resides the Goddess Harati, also known as Harati Ajima.

The word “Ajima” comes from two Nepal Bhasa words. “Aji” means grandmother, and “Ma” means mother. Yet she is sometimes called Sitalamaju, the deity of smallpox.

THE ALBUM

PHOTO GALLERY

Check out some cool clicks captured by some of the local people & residents of Swoyambhu Stupa on the premises. If you’ve already visited the place, try guessing the locations where they took the pictures.

RECENT EVENTS

ACTIVITIES AT THE STUPA

100years of 14th Renovation of Swoyambhu Stupa! This year 2021(B.S 2078) marks the centenary of the 14 th renovation of shri swoyambhu mahachaitya.on the occasion of this a puja(ritual worshipping) held at the stupa premises. Swoyambhu stupa life was kept in this kalash during 14th Renovation. Swoyambhu Buddhacharya penta baja ...
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Silachare(shivaratri). Every year on this day at Swoyambhu stupa a fire is setup infront of Harihari vahana lokeswora and Buddhacharya family and some pedestrian came over to take heat from the fire. Shivaratri ( Shilachare) It belief's that the heat from the fire is good for our heath in this ...
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Today full moon day at Swoyambhu Stupa, a group of charya dance students performing their dance flowing with music to Punchataal ( Paintah ). Images By : Magda Jungwoska ...
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Once a year on the same day. A priest family from Swoyambhu Stupa gathers together and decorates a purna kalash with the help of corns, beans, wheat, sweets, fruits, etc. The full moon is known as Shakamilaa Punhi. Following are some Images during the decoration ceremony. Images by Magda Jungowska ...
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Puja done this morning to boil wheat for feeding cows.This is an annual ceromony of swoyambhu Buddhacharaya Family.Today wheat is boiled and will be fed to cows tomorrow(Ashoj 1st) with annual puja ceromony.every member of swoyambhu priest family have to be present for this ceromony which is held at the ...
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