Namo Buddha … inside story

…a scared Buddhist place where lord Buddha saved the life of a tiger dying from hunger, by giving him his flesh.

Namo Buddha is beautiful tiny hill top about 45 Km. east of Kathmandu. Namo Buddha means “Greetings to the Lord Buddha”. There is an interesting story associated with child prince behind this place. It is also a great symbol of human sacrifice at its highest level.

Distant View of NamoBuddha from Dapcha Side

Distant View of NamoBuddha from Dapcha Side

“A little prince saw a weak & hungry tigress laying on the ground with small cubs on his hunting tour in to the area. Scrutinize the pitiable situation of tigress; the prince has nothing to offer immediately. Eventually he cut and feed his own flesh & blood to this striving tiger family. That young prince was off course little Buddha.

May peace prevail on earth

May peace prevail on earth

Commemorating that great story, there is a famous shrine and stone slab featuring the history on the top of hill with great panorama of Himalaya and downhill villages.”

Buddha fed his own flesh to hungry tiger

Buddha fed his own flesh to hungry tiger

The main stupa dedicated to Namo Buddha depicts this story of self-less action of the prince. Namo Buddha has always drawn reverent pilgrims.

Namo Buddha

Namo Buddha

The Ghumba

The Ghumba

Money talks

Perspective Mantra Wheels

Perspective Mantra Wheels

Rich Decor

Rich Decor

The Light of Asia

The Light of Asia

Vibrant colors with soothing vibration

Rituals and Buddhism

Rituals and Buddhism

Dragons not a fairytale

Friendship

Friendship

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  1. John
    John August 10, 2010 at 3:55 PM |

    Nice Info & Pics

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