Namobuddha (40Km) Two & half an hour by private vehicle. Namobuddha is a small village that is old Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery is also one of the most popular Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal and holiest in the world. The Supreme sacred palace known as Namobuddha is located in the mountains about 2 ½ hours from The Kathmandu Valley.
Namobuddha is known as the place where the Buddhist in a previous life as a prince, gave his body to a starving tigress and her cubs. There is a very old temple in the village of Namobuddha, located below Thrangu Rinpoche`s land, which sits on the top of the mountain. Several lamas have determined that the actual site where the Buddha gave his body is actually on Thrangu Rinpoche`s property near the retreat center. There is a small cave with statues of the Prince, the tigress and the cubs on this site. Namo Buddha is otherwise known by Tibetans and people of the Himalayan region as Takmo Lu Jin, which is literally Tigress Body Generosity.
Here is one of the long history of Buddha, according to the Jatakas, Mahasattva was one of the Buddha Shakyamuni former incarnations where he was the youngest of the three sons of the King Maharatha. One day while three brothers walking in the forest they suddenly saw a tigress with the five cubs that she was not able to feed their cubs properly. After seeing them the Prince’s move from there but the Youngest Prince Mahasattva goes back and started to cut his flesh to give it to the tigress to eat. When the other two princes have come to see they found only the bone & hair. So, due to this incident, the Stupa was built on the top.
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