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Shanti Stupa

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Shanti Stupa

Ladakh is placed on the hilltop at Changspa in Ladakh and it was founded in year of 1985.Shanti Stupa was constructed by Japanese Buddhist organization known as The Japanese for World Peace. In1985, Dalai Lama inaugurated the Shanti Stupa Ladakh . The idea around the construction of Shanti Stupa Ladakh is to celebrate 2500 years of Buddhism to encourage World Peace. Every year,visitors comes to Ladakh in order to visit these stupa.Sunset and Sunrise is just imagine, your eyes will always in search of these scenery.Original idea was stated by Nichidatsu Fujii in 1914. The mission of Nichidatsu Fujii was to build Peace Pagodas and temples over the world and try to save Buddhism back in India. shanti stupa ladakh1

Shanti Stupa Leh

start developing in April 1983 under the management of Kushok Bakula and Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura from New Delhi, member of the Minority commission of Govt of India, former statesman and former international diplomat of the Republic of India. The project was built with the help of Ladakhi Buddhists, who offered voluntary labour, and Japanese Buddhists, who consider India as the "sacred" birth place of the Buddha. Then prime minister of India, Indira Gandhi, approved the construction of a vehicular road to the stupa in 1984. The state government also provided some financial assistance for the construction of the Shanti Stupa.The 14th and current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso inaugurated the Shanti Stupa in August 1991. Another key importance in the construction of Shanti stupa, peoples from Japan and the ordinary people of India has contributed money. Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura came to India in the year of 1976 and then he reached in Ladakh in 1979,who was invited by the Buddhist people of Ladakh.These people requested him to make Shanti Stupa. shanti stupa leh

The Shanti stupa Leh shows the picture of present Dalai Lama with remnants of the Buddha.Shanti Stupa have been constructed with two level structure.One of the first level of Shanti Stupa has Dharmachakra having deer on each of the sides. Buddha image lies on a platform which shows the turning wheel of Dharma.Another level of Shanti Stupa shows the reliefs depicting birth of Buddha,the death of Buddha,and Buddha beating the devils.The important thing is that Shanti stupa is considered to have good relation with Japan and Ladakh. In general,the structure of the Shanti stupa is like arena or ground.Over the stone panels there are footprints of Buddha and Bodhi tree.There is a also image of Ashoka keeping his sword in behind Buddha signifying of giving idea of war.

Shanti stupa Leh is famous for its beauty and it attracts large number of visitors.It is said that Shanti stupa is to be considered famous tourist attraction nearby Leh.Its architectural style is quite different from Ladakhi style.One can easily look the view of city of Leh and the other neighbouring villages such as Changspa, Namgyal Tsemo.Shanti Stupa is opened in the morning at 5am to 8pm.Sunset and sunrise views of Shanti stupa Ladakh are spectacular. Shanti Stupa is situated at a height of 4367 m on a mountain which is facing the Leh Palace. Shanti stupa is at a distance of 5 km from Leh.The Shanti Stupa contains 500 pitch in order to reach there. It can also be reached by road.

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