Kanishkastupa, aka: Kanishka-stupa, Kaniṣkastūpa; 1 Definition(s)

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Kanishka Stupa.—Buddhist sources eulogize King Kanishka for constructing a Stupa near Purushapura (Peshawar). Sung Yun records that Kanishka’s stupa was 700 feet high whereas Fa-hien says that this stupa was the highest tower in entire world and it was around 560 feet tall. The mound of stupa was discovered and excavated in 1908-1909 CE. The excavations at Peshawar suggest that the stupa was 286 feet (later, reduced to 272 feet) in diameter. The Buddhist Relic or Kanishka Casket found in this stupa was shifted to Burma. Undoubtedly, it was the tallest building from 1100 BCE to the beginning of the 20th century.

Source: academia.edu: The Chronology of Ancient Gandhara and Bactria
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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