Viswa Shanti Stupa- The Epitome of Peace and Unity

Next morning I woke up to a peaceful and blissful morning. I sipped my coffee enjoying the ambience of the hotel and its serenity. The experience in the museum was very good and I was thankful to the archeologists for revealing such beautiful past of India to the world. My next destination in my itinerary was the Viswa Shanti Stupa at Rajgiri. It is one of the most popular places to visit here. It magnetizes millions of people from all around the world.

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Viswa Shanti  Stupa, Rajgir | Image Resource : en.wikipedia.org

I took a cab to the place, as Rajgiri is around 35 kilometers from the railway station. This place is well- connected with buses and cabs. I reached the place in the morning. This Shanti Stupa is a marvelous structure designed with beautiful spotless white marble.

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Beautiful View of Vishwa Shanti Stupa | Image Resource : mvmtravel.com

It was constructed by the Nichidatsu Fujii who is the founder of Nipponzan-Myohoji. He built this Stupa for the harmony and unity of all people and several such Stupas were built for this reason all around the world. He established several pagodas and this is one among them. Moreover it is one among the famous Buddhists pilgrimage destinations.

The Stupa was built in the year 1969 and one among the 80 Peace Stupas in the world. This marvel of peace is the tallest of all Peace Pagodas in the world and stands majestically 400 meters tall. It holds 4 statues of divine Bhudha on the 4 corners. All the four statues depict the phases of Buddha’s life which are birth, enlightenment, teaching and end of  life.

I walked around the Stupa and explored each and every corner of it. The ropeway connecting the Rajgir hills is an amazing construction. I took a rid in the ropeway. It was an enchanting view to see from the ropeway. Ropeway is another attraction here and you can enjoy a good ride here.

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Scenic View of Venuvana, Rajgir | Image Resource : en.wikipedia.org

I could also visit the Venu Vana which is an artificial forest was another magnificent work of the tourism development. There was a famous Japanese temple there; the temple is beautiful, and peaceful. It was time for me to leave Peace pagoda and move to the next destination which was the Jalmandir temple.

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