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    Posted April 12, 2012 by
    sameerdhakal
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    Kathmandu, Nepal
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    Travel photo of the day

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    Symbol of Peace

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     sameerdhakal shot this picture in Bouddha Kathmandu, Nepal. 'Boudhanath is also called Boudha, Bodhnath or Baudhanath, which is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu, Nepal,' he says. The Kathmandu native says he goes to the site often as it's near his home. 'The stupa of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in Nepal. Evenings and early mornings around Boudha are animated times, with hundreds of people making their ritual clockwise rounds around teh stupa, some spinning prayer wheels, directing their prayers heavenwards,' he says. 'Boudha is more than a place for only religion, spend an evening here and you realize it is a place of peace.'
    - ssesha, CNN iReport producer

    Under the gaze of the eyes of Buddha, known also as ‘wisdom eyes’ that look out at all four directions symbolizing omniscience, is Boudha. The stupa of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in Nepal. Evenings and early mornings around Boudha are animated times, with hundreds of people making their ritual clockwise rounds around the stupa, some spinning prayers wheels, directing their prayers heavenwards. Boudha is more than a place for only religion, spend an evening here and you realize it is a place of peace.

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