Tourism > Swayambhunath Stupa
According to Puran (mythological beliefs), God Swoyambhunath was originated from the flower Lotus. The Chaitya of God Swoyambhunath is also a very popular religious site. This Chaitya is situated about 4 km away in the west of Kathmandu. God Swoyambhunath is also regarded as Jyoti Swaroop (light). The God Swoyambhunath is also considered as the creator and destroyer, too. People from different religions such as Hindus, Buddhist, Shakyas, etc. come to worship God Swoyambhunath. There are many temples in the Swoyambhunath site, but the main Chaitya is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be about 2000 years old. The Swoyambhunath site is situated on a small hill about 77 meters high from the ground level.