The history of Vaishali is quite strong. Vaishali is a beautiful village where large gardens and fields of mango and banana are found. Vaishali tourism, known for amazing Buddhist sites, is a beautiful village. From the beginning, Vaishali has been seen as a special place and chapter in terms of tourism. If we talk about its history, Vaishali has been mentioned since the time of Ramayana. Vaishali is also mentioned in Mahabharata.
The place is named after the king here who was known as Vishal. Before the birth of Lord Mahavira, the city used to be the capital of the Licchavi kingdom. The place has deep spiritual significance, a republic where Lord Mahavira was born. Lord Buddha made this place memorable under his guidance.
Emperor Ashoka built the Lion Pillar in Kolhua. It is made of a highly polished piece of red sandstone 18.3 meters high. The Ashoka Pillar at Vaishali is a major structure of historical, religious and mythological importance. First identified by Alexander Cunningham, the Ashoka Pillar holds great significance for Buddhists. The Ashoka Pillar attracts a lot of tourists, mostly those tourists who are interested in archeology.
Anand was Buddha’s first cousin. In the twentieth year of Buddha’s ministry, he had become Buddha’s personal attendant. After Parinivarn, a remnant of his body is located in Kolhua along with the Ashoka Pillar.
Vishwa Shanti Stupa
The Vishwa Shanti Stupa was built in Vaishali as a symbol of peace. It is 125 feet tall. The Vishwa Shanti Stupa has many structures and artifacts, which are paying homage to Lord Buddha. It was built by Nipponzan Myohoji.
Abhishek Pushkarni is filled with holy water. It is believed that this water was used for the coronation of the kings of Vaishali. It is located next to the World Peace Stupa.