Kesariya Buddha Stupa - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Kesariya Buddha Stupa

Considered to be the tallest and biggest Buddhist Stupa in the world, Kesaria Stupa was built by the great ruler Ashoka. This is the place where Buddha in his last days donated his begging bowl. The structure serves as a brilliant example of Buddhist architecture and is adorned with a large number of Buddhist statues.

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Rampurva capitals

Rampurva capitals

22.52km from Kesariya Buddha Stupa

The Rampurva capitals are the capitals of a pair of Ashoka Pillars discovered in c. 1876 by A.C.L. Carlleyle. The archaeological site is called Rampurva, and is located in the West Champaran district of the Indian state of Bihar, situated very close to the border with Nepal. The two capitals are in the Indian Museum in Kolkota.

Ashoka Pillar, Lauriya Araraj

Ashoka Pillar, Lauriya Araraj

31.72km from Kesariya Buddha Stupa

The Laur Pillar is located in the village of Lauriya Areraj in the East Champaran district of Bihar. It is situated at a distance of 16 km from the west of Motihari-Pratapur main road. The Pillar was constructed by the Mauryan Emperor, Ashoka in 249 BC.

Vaishali  , ashoka pillar

Vaishali , ashoka pillar

43.11km from Kesariya Buddha Stupa

Ashok Pillar is the most popular sightseeing destination of Vaishali situated near a Buddhist monastery and a coronation tank, named Ramkund. It is also a Lion Pillar like the other Ashoka Pillars but the difference between this Ashoka Pillar and other Asoka pillars is that, this one has only one lion capital. This pillar was built by Emperor Ashoka at Kolhua out of a polished single piece of red sandstone, cut into a bell shaped capital of a height of 18.3 m.

Maa Thawewali Temple, Gopalganj, Bihar

Maa Thawewali Temple, Gopalganj, Bihar

47.1km from Kesariya Buddha Stupa

Thawe Mandir, the Temple of Maa Thawewali is situated in Thawe, in Gopalganj District in the State of Bihar, India. It is only 6 km from Gopalganj town on the Gopalganj-Siwan National Highway.

Mahendra Nath Temple, Mehandar (Siwan)

Mahendra Nath Temple, Mehandar (Siwan)

57.02km from Kesariya Buddha Stupa

Mahendra Nath Temple is Situated in Mehdar village under Siswan block, about 32 km south from the district headquarters, Mahendra Nath temple of Lord Shiva attracts visitors,including foreigners, from far flung areas.

Goutam sthan

Goutam sthan

64.84km from Kesariya Buddha Stupa

This is the Ashram of the Gauam rishi. A place with historical and mythological importance. According to Indian mythology, wife of Gautam rishi was cursed by her husband and transformed into a stone.

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Purvi Champaran

Purvi Champaran

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East Champaran is an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India. The district headquarters are located at Motihari.

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