Vaishali of Bihar is very special for inspiration of democracy in the world
At this time, dew particles spill from the deep sky. The moon of autumn is in its full aura. At such a time, the city of Vaishali, which en- lights to religion and knowledge to the world, can be felt only by coming here. On eve of last Kartik Purnima, the gathering of bathing people on banks of Ganga, Narayani or Bagmati river has brought the water of these rivers in folding hands to home. People collected the soil of the place covered and tied in a bundle of happiness for its house and courtyard. Vaishali is the axis of the wheel of the Indian Republic. The time described for this land is an authentic part of history. When your feet fall on the state here, you will definitely have a different feeling.
The history of this land, which provides the knowledge of democracy to the whole world, is 725 B.C.old when there was the Lichchhavi Republic, which was called Vajji Sangha. It had a Ganapati i.e. Raja, Deputy Raja, Senapati and Bhandarikar in the central executive. These were assigned to look after the tasks of governance. The entire system was exactly like the Parliament of today. In fact, the whole world took inspiration for democracy from here. Mahatma Buddha was also greatly influenced by this Vajji Sangh of Vaishali.
Land of epistemology
Vaishali has absorbed the knowledge and memories of Lord Buddha. This is the birthplace of Vardhman Mahavir, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism. There is a grand arrangement for the stay of devotees in the temple courtyard. Vaishali and its surrounding area comprise religious, natural and spiritual habitats. A few years ago, Japanese temples, Thai temples, and Vietnam Buddhist stupas and viharas have also been built here.
Kundalpur (Kundagram) is a village near Vaishali. This place is very popular due to being the birthplace of Lord Mahavira. It is only 4 kilometers away from Vaishali. There is a large temple of Lord Mahavira here. There is a museum near it, where research work is carried on the subject of Prakrit, Jain philosophy and non-violence. The Gyantiputra Mahavira is called Shramanadharma. Lord Mahavira spent his time here for 30 years before retiring and twelve years after retirement. The scholar Acharya Vijendra Suri states that Vaishali Shramana was a major center of the Nirgrantho-Jains during the Buddha era. This is known not only from the Jain texts but also from the Buddhist texts. As well as the name of Kapilvastu strikes the heart of the followers of Buddhism producing passion, the same reverence in Jains originates in the name of Vaishali and Kundagrama.
The stupa built on the mortal remains of Lord Buddha
The stupa built here is one of the eight original stupas built on the mortal remains of Lord Buddha. According to Buddhist belief, after the Mahaparinirvana of Buddha, his body was cremated by Mallas at Kushinagar with the honor of the state. The Lichchhavis of Vaishali also received one part, out of eight parts, of the immortal remains. The remaining seven parts were received by Magadha King Ajatashatru, Shakya of Kapilavastu, Buli of Alkapp, Koli of Ramgram, a Brahmin of Vethadweep and Mallas of Paava and Kushinagar. There was a small mud stupa of 8.07 m diameter built in the fifth century of B.C. In the Maurya, Sunga, and Kushan times, it was modified with burnt bricks. This stupa was excavated by Kashi Prasad Jaiswal Research Institute, Patna in the year 1958. At this time a large number of domestic and foreign tourists visit this stupa in Vaishali. The excavated material is still kept in Patna Museum. Construction of stupa has started in 72 acres here.