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Stupa of Sariputta
Sariputta is the most prominent structure which is known as the main stupa of Sariputta in the ancient Nalanda University, Bihar. It comprises bones of Sariputta, two principal disciples of the Buddha. He became an Arhat well-known for his knowledge. He also showed his wisdom of Theravada tradition which is the main disciple of the Buddha. According to the traditional belief, the stupa was born as well as died at the same place. Flourished as a pyramidal shape, this stupa has rated one of the most imposing structures in Nalanda. The site of stupa is positioned in the Indian state of Bihar, about 55 miles south east of Patna. It was the main centre of teaching and learning of Buddha culture.

Sariputta was born in a Brahmin family. He was the true ascetic of the teachings of Buddha’s culture. He had a close friend named as Mahāmaudgalyāyana, another drifting ascetic. They both gave up on the same day family and had already embarked on life as a spiritual ascetic when he encountered the teachings of the Buddha.

Śāriputra had a close friend Mahāmaudgalyāyana who was another wandering ascetic. They both relinquished the world on the same day and became followers of the sceptic Sañjaya Belahaputta before converting into Buddhism.Hearing of the Buddha's teachings from a monk named Assaji Śāriputra became a believer to his teachings. These two are often portrayed together with the Buddha, and several sutras regard interactions between Śāriputra and Mahāmaudgalyāyana who are well renowned among the Buddhists for his supernatural powers.

The ruins of Nalanda Stupa of Sariputta Surya Temple
Nalanda museum    

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