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Vishwa Shanti Stupa/ World Peace Pagoda

The peace Pagoda spread in ten acres was constructed under the wish of Nipponzan Myohoji. This 38 meter tall pagoda has a 20 meters dome and enshrines Buddhist relics inside it. Meant for world peace and harmony, the world pagoda is a major tourist attraction at Vaishali. It is situated next to coronation tank.

The Vishwa shanti stupa is erected according to the teaching of the Saodharma Pundarika Sutra (The lotus Sutra) to disseminate love and peace and to create "The pure Land" on the earth. The construction of the stupa all over the world was initiated by the most Ven. Nichidatsu Fuji Guruji. After seeing the tragedy of atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki of Japan, at the end of the World war 2. The VishwaShanti Stupa, Vaishali has been built. Through contribution of devotees in India and Japan, The Lord Buddha's relics have been enshrined on the foundation and on the top of the stupa.

Designed by Dr M Ohoka of Japan)

Overall height --- 38 m (125 feet)

Base Diameter ---- 36 m (118 feet)

Dome Diameter ---- 20 m (65 feet)

Vishwa Shanti Stupa have the inscriptions 'Namu Myoho Renge Kyo' which means that I devote myself to the Wonderful Law of the Lotus-Flower Sutra.

It has four gold statues of Buddha are on the four sides of the stupa, with each representing his life periods of birth, enlightenment, preaching and death.