Ashoka stupas

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Ashoka stupas

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The four Ashoka Stupas, marking the four corners of Patan, are symbolic of the Buddhist Wheel of Righteousness ('Dharma-Chakra'). Located at Pulchowk, Lagankhel, Ebahi and in Teta, these mounds are crowned with monuments that the Buddhist Emperor of India, Ashoka, is said to have erected in 250 B.C. Each stupa is different. Three of the mounds are covered in grass, whereas the fourth is a white mound with a colorful monument atop.

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