The Stupa in Nangchen, which was once a centre of trade in ancient Tibet, is believed to be among the more than 84,000 Stupas that were built to mark the Buddha's life and hold relics, and later fell to ruin.

A lost Stupa built during the time of Emperor Ashoka that subsequently fell to ruin in China is set to be unveiled in public for the first time on Monday, after years of restoration of what is one of 19 rare Stupas believed to have been built in China.

The restored Stupa will be unveiled in Nangchen, an old Tibetan town located close to the border of the Tibet Autonomous Region and western Qinghai province, by Gyalwang Drukpa, a Ladakh-based Tibetan Buddhist leader who is spiritual head of the Drukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, which historically held influence over many monasteries in the Nangchen region.

The Stupa in Nangchen, which was once a centre of trade in ancient Tibet, is believed to be among the more than 84,000 Stupas that were built to mark the Buddha's life and hold relics, and later fell to ruin.

Source: India today

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