|Vishwa Shanti Stupa|
After turning the Wheel of Dhamma at Sarnatha, Buddha return to Rajgriha to fulfill the promise, made to King Bimbisara when he was on his way to Pragbodhi Hill, in search of Enlightenment.
King Bimbisara, gave a warm welcome to with his ministers to Buddha. After giving befitting discourses by Lord Buddha, King Bimbisara offered him Vanuvana, the magnificent Bamboo grove.
In commemoration to this, a vast Buddhist monument 'Vishwa Shanti Stupa' is constructed here. A Japanese Buddhist monk, Nichidatsu Fujii(1885-1985) constructed this Stupa(Pagoda) in 1969. Now, it is a world fame Buddhist serene.
It is said, Nichidasu Fujii has not only constructed this Stupa but many other Stupas are constructed by him or his guidance in different parts of the world.
It is the white marble stone of which the huge Stupa is made. It's hight is approx. 400 M having dome dia. 125 M. The Stupa is housed with four big statues of Lord Buddha at its four corners depicting four phases of Buddha's life i. e. Birth, Enlightenment, Teaching and Mahaparinirvana.
|Aerial Rope way|
|Depicting Buddha' Mahaparinirvana|
To reach here, there is a aerial rope way having single seat chair. It takes 7 minutes approx. to reach here. At head and tale points, there is adequate staff to guide. The chair having lock is good for safety purpose. This seven minutes journey of aerial rope way is indeed, full of thrilling and adventure.Sometimes, the passing of chair rope on the tower pulley generates awful sound.
|Indian Jadi-Buties along pedestrian|
There is foot way also.
One other Japanese 'Nipponzan Myohoji temple' is also that site.
Two rock-cut caves, one belongs to Sariputta and other belongs to Mogglayan are here.
|Aerial rope way Exist|
As per Buddhist history, the first Buddhist Council after the Buddha, was hosted here.
|Nipponzan Myohoji temple|
It is in record that both Hiuen Tsang and Fahian had visited these sites during their India visit.
Up to 12th century, Buddhism was, at least going to breaths in India, as per Indian history. However, this history was written by the very Hindus who were severe critics of Buddhism. We have no other facts to not believe that the repair work was done time to time by some king who were inclined to Buddhism.
|Site need further excavation|