The Treasury of Lives

Dhilung Kirat

Swayambhunath is one of Nepal's oldest religious structures, revered by both Hindus and Buddhists. It is said to have been founded by King Vṛsadeva in the fifth century on a site where Emperor Ashoka is said to have built a temple in the third century BCE.


Berkwitz, Stephen C. 2010. South Asian Buddhism : A Survey. London: Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 156-157.


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