Buddhist site at Niglihawa

niglihawa1Niglihawa lies about 8km northeast of Taulihawa. It is the birthplace of Kanakmuni, the second Buddha of Bhadrakalpa. The site shelters and Asoka pillar erected by Emperor Asoka in 249 BC. The pillar is broken into two pieces, the lower part bearing inscription submerged in the ground and the upper part lying on the surface. The Asoka inscription engraved in Brahmi script and Pali language testifies the site as the birth spot of the Buddha. it is said that the shower of gold rained in Jambudwipa on the day he was born of father, Yajyadutta, and mother Uttara here.

Require further extensive exploration all around the site.
Need promotional plans.
Restoration work is needed in the sites like lightening, sitting arrangements.

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