At 42 years of age, Buddha spent a summer retreat in the Tuṣita Heaven where his mother had taken rebirth. In order to repay her kindness he taught the dharma to her reincarnation. Local inhabitants built a stupa like this in Sankassa in order to commemorate this event. This stupa is characterized by having a central projection at each side containing a triple ladder or steps.
This stupa is not just a souvenir for decoration. It has been also designed for ritual purpose: there is empty space inside to be filled with mantras and other substances.
|Origination||Kham (Eastern Tibet)|
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