Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Rajgir

Vishwa Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda) in Rajgir (Rajgriha), Bihar is one of the 80 Peace Pagodas built by the Japanese around the world. Made of white marble, this magnificent pagoda is dedicated to the eternal wish of lasting World peace and a nuclear weapon free world. It is built on the top of a hill called Gridhakuta (Gridha: Vulture, Kuta: Peak), where Lord Buddha had meditated for years.

In Picture: A view of the stupa during a monsoon afternoon. A Shiva devotee passes by.