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Location: District Vaishali (Bihar) - Lat 25º 58'E, Long 80º 11'N
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The place was founded by Visala of the Iakvaku liniage, the capital of the republic of Lachchavis, a branch of Vrij clan during the life time of Buddha, who visited the place more than once. Many spots were connected with Lord Buddha and Ashoka the Mauryan king/emperor, who raised one of his inscribed pillars hear a lake associated with Lord Buddha. A mud stupa of unpretention size (7.5 meters in diameter) belonging to the pre-mauryan age was dug out at the site which was created by Lachchavis as a share of the relics of Lord Buddha and enshrinde it in a stupa near Vaishali. During one of his visit that long before his death, Lord Buddha accepted the gift of a mango grove from the famous courtesan Amarapali.

The second Buddhist council under king Kalasoka or Kakavarmin took place at Vaishali, a century after the death of Lord Buddha in connection with the ten rules of discipline of the monks. Both Fa-Hain and Hinen Tsang visited the place. The chinese traveller Hinen Tsang discribed a large number of Buddhist monuments, including the stupa which had been created by the lachchavis and later on opened up by Ashoka for its relics contents and also set up the stupa built by Mauryan emperor Ashoka.

The important deccovery was a stupa originally of mud but later on encased in bricks which has been taken to be the one built over the share of the corporeal relics of Lord Buddha by the lachchavis. The same stupa was opened by Mauryan emparor Ashoka and removed and enlarged more than once subsequently. A soapstone relic casket containing ashcarth , a small conch-shell, two small glass beads, a bit of gold and a copper punch marked coins are the other finds. The portable objects found at vaishali are rich and varied and consist of coins ranging from punch marked and cast (Earliest coins found in India) to those of Muslim rulers, toracotta human and animal figures including Nagas, beads pendant moulds, seal,sealing etc. From the finds of image it can be inferred that Buddhism survived in this place upto the 12th AD.

Vaishali believed to be the first republic of the world, having an elected body of representative & holds special significance for Buddhist devotees. At Kolhua, Lord Buddha delievered his last sermon/hinting at his impending departure from the mortal world. Late emparor Ashoka created a huge pillar to commenmorate the spot of the last sermon.

Vaishali is famous for meruclus feast performs bu Lord Buddha one of the monky offering honey bowl to the Master for which this place has great revearance among the Buddhist.

The escavation carried out in Vaishali has brought to light Buddha Stupa 1 (1st century BC) and II built in brick with a casket containing part of the ashes of Buddha.

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