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Kesariya Stupa

Postby Dhammabodhi » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:57 pm

7 wonders of India: Kesariya Stupa at Motihari, Bihar

Last edited by Dhammabodhi on Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Largest Stupa in the World: Kesariya Stupa

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:10 pm

How is that the tallest at only 150 feet? Maha Bodhi Temple is a little taller. Ruwanwelisaya in Sri Lanka is 300 feet. And I am sure there are several others around 300 feet or more.

http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Ruwanwelisaya
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Re: Largest Stupa in the World: Kesariya Stupa

Postby Dhammabodhi » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:13 pm

Hi David,

You are right! I'm sorry for diffusing false propaganda, there are so many websites claiming this that I assumed it to be true. :toilet:

I've corrected the title accordingly.

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-Samāhitam cittam yathābhutam pajānāti.

समाहितं चित्तं यथाभूतं पजानाती |

A concentrated mind sees things as they really are.

-Ujuko nāma so maggo, abhayā nāma sā disā.

उजुको नाम सो माग्गो, अभया नाम सा दिसा |

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Re: Kesariya Stupa

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:51 pm

No worries; still a great stupa, great find by the archeologists.

Everyone wants to find or have the tallest, biggest. It is the same with nations and cities, wanting the tallest skyscraper.

Some of my favorite stupas are the cula (small) ones.
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