A prominent UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest Stupas in the world, Boudhanath is a sacred place for Tibetan Buddhism. Even with thousands of pilgrims, monks and tourists coming here every day, the air you breathe here is of serenity. Amidst the Kora being performed and the prayer wheels turning, the sounds of mantra chanting would fill your heart with divinity.
Mythological BackgroundIt is believed that the stupa was built right after the demise of Lord Buddha by the four sons of an Apsara, who a... read more
Amongst the oldest religious sites in Nepal is the Swayambhunath Temple, located atop a hill in the northwestern part of Kathmandu. It is also known as Monkey Temple, owing to the large number of monkeys that have inhabited this place since times immemorial. The complex houses a sacred stupa, some ancient shrines and temples, along with the more recently set up monasteries, library and a museum.
Mythological BackgroundStory of the stupa’s origin has been told in the Swayambhu Purana. It speaks of an enorm... read more
Set on a hilltop near the Boudhanath Stupa with a mesmerizing view of the valley in its backdrop, Kopan Monastery is a prominent tourist as well as educational center in Nepal. Founded by Lamas Thubten Yeshe and Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, the monastery gets its name from the hill on which it is situated. It is a member of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) and has also served as its headquarters in the past.
About its founder- Lama Thubten YesheAfter the death of Lama Thubten Yeshe... read more
It is likely that after spending a few days in Kathmandu with the hustle-bustle of this city, you would want a place to simply fall back and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. And such wishes come true at a place like the Garden of Dreams. The garden is only a few minutes’ walk away from Thamel area, but miles away in its feel.
CreationInspired by the Edwardian style gardens in England, Field Marshal Kaiser Sumsher Rana ordered the making of these gardens in his palace in 1920. The designing and construc... read more
The oldest and the most sacred places of worship for Hindus in Nepal, the Pashupatinath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is also known as Pashupatinath- the Lord of Animals. The temple is situated 3 kilometers to the northwest of Kathmandu, on the banks of Bagmati River, which later joins river Ganga. Thousands of pilgrims, particularly the elderlies, visit here to spend their last days and be cremated on the banks of the holy river. What brings them here is the belief that those who die in this temple are bo... read more
If peace is what you want, this is where you ought to be! Nestled in the foothills near Boudhanath Stupa, lies a quiet and secluded Pullahari Monastery. The place is ideal for those wishing for a more profound insight into the Buddhist way of life. Intensive chanting of mantras and dedicatedly being performed rituals bring instant calmness to the mind.
About the establishmentThis monastery is the main seat of His Eminence the fourth Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Lodro Chokyi Nyima. He was offered this land by the Ve... read more