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Kesariya is a small city in Bihar, India. It is famous for being the site of (possibly) the biggest stupa of India, built by King Ashoka. Kesariya used the be called Kesaputta during the time of the Buddha. It was a township of the Kosalans and the residence of the Kalamas. The Buddha once stayed there, on which occasion he preached the Kesaputtiya Suttas (a group of suttas preached to the Kalamas of Kesaputta - A.i.188), amongst which is the famous Kalama Sutta. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Gaya was a confederacy of chiefdoms that existed in the Nakdong River valley of Korea during the Three Kingdoms era. ... Kausambi is the name of an ancient city in India, and is thought to correspond to the Kosam Ruins, Kosam, in Uttar Pradesh. ... Mathura (मथुरा) is a city in India, located approximately 50 km north of Agra, and south of Delhi. ... Kapilvastu, formerly Taulihawa (or, Kapilbastu Kapilvastu District or Tilaurakot), aprox. ... A view of the ruins of Nalanda University In the extreme rear is visible stucco (lime plaster fresco) wall art from the Gupta period. ... VārāṇasÄ«   (HindÄ«: वाराणसी, UrdÅ«: وارانسی, IPA: ), also known as Benares, Banaras, or Benaras (HindÄ«: बनारस, UrdÅ«: بنارس, ; IPA: ), or Kashi or Kasi (काशी کاشی ), is a famous Hindu holy city situated on the banks of the river Ganges (Ganga) in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ... Bihar (Hindi: बिहार, Urdu: بہار, IPA: ,  ) is a state of the Indian union situated in the eastern part of the country. ... Stupa at Samye Ling Monastery, Scotland A stupa (from the Sanskrit) is a type of Buddhist structure found across the Indian subcontinent, Asia and increasingly in the Western World. ... Allegiance: Magadhan Empire Rank: Emperor Succeeded by: Dasaratha Maurya Reign: 273 BC-232 BC Place of birth: Pataliputra, India Battles/Wars Kalinga War Emperor Ashoka the Great (Devanagari: अशोक(:); IAST transliteration: , pronunciation: ) (304 BC–232 BC) (Imperial Title:Devanampiya Piyadassi ie He who is the beloved of the Gods who, in... Standing Buddha sculpture, ancient region of Gandhara, northern Pakistan, 1st century CE, Musée Guimet. ... Kosala was an ancient Indian Aryan kingdom, corresponding roughly in area with the region of Oudh. ... Kalama reigned as Queen Consort to her husband Kamehameha III. Kalama (1817-1870) reigned as Queen Consort of the Kingdom of Hawaii alonside her husband Kauikeaouli who reigned as Kamehameha III. Though charged with the title of Queen Consort, she was overshadowed by the great authority wielded by her... The Kalama Sutta (Sanskrit: Kalama Sutra) is a Buddhist sutta in the Anguttara Nikaya of the Tipitaka. ...

The Kesariya Stupa
The Kesariya Stupa



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