Shanti Stupa is one of the most popular pilgrim destinations for Buddhists in Rajgir which is made of marbles. Scattered by four statues of Lord Buddha, this stupa has an altitude of 400 meter. It has four corners and each statue is placed at every corner or this stupa. These statues are made of gold. The four statues on four corner-sides of stupa represent the four stages of life of Lord Buddha. These statues are made of gold. These statues are the symbols of Lord Buddha’s teachings that exhibit birth, enlightenment and transient life of Buddha.
Vishwa Shanti Stupa is one of the most visited and major tourist attractions at Rajgir. It is a popular pilgrim destination for Buddhists. Nichidatsu Fujii, a Buddhist monk from Japan and founder of the Nipponzan-Myohoji lead the way for world peace through Peace Pagodas and in series of ascertaining peace pagodas world over he established at Rajgir which is called Vishwa Shanti Stupa.
A pagoda is a type of stupa which offerss equal opportunity to worship and gathering at one place for common cause. The Nipponzan-Myohoji sect was successful in spreading the views of Lord Buddha for peace and harmony amongst the people. This stupa is an excellent example of oriental technique of architecture. Not all the pagodas are not built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujji, most of them have been built either under his direction or under his suggestions.