Situated about 3 km south of Taulihawa, is the ancient and historical site of Nyigrodharama, currently known as Kudan or LoriKi Kudan. Lord Sakyamuni Buddha met king Suddhodhana here for the first time after returning from enlightenment. Major structural ruins excavated and conserved, so far, in Kudan include 3 stupas, ancient well and Nyigrodharama pond.
Stupas in Kudan
Stupa 1 (Rahula Stupa) is believed to have been built to commemorate the event and spot where Rahula, was ordained by the Lord Sakyamuni Buddha’s chief disciple Sariputra.
Stupa 2 is believed to have been built to commemorate the first meeting of Lord Sakyamuni Buddha and king Suddhodana (after enlightenment).
Stupa 3 is believed to have been built to commemorate the events and place where Queen Prajapati Gautami offered Lord Sakyamuni Buddha the Kashaya Vastra, and Yasodhara invited him and his Sangha for a meal at the palace.
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