Namo Buddha is one of the most popular Buddhist pilgrimage site. It is about 45 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu, it is also known as holiest Buddhist site in the world. Namo Buddha is known by Tagma Lu Jin in Tibetan language, which means to sacrifice the body to the mother Tiger. When you walk few minutes up from the stupa you will find the statue of the mother tiger and her 5 cubs.
Once the mother tiger was very weak and she couldn’t attack any other animals to feed her cubs, finally she felt very weak and sick and no more energy even she couldn’t lift her head. At the same time one great being was appeared and thought that how to help that mother tiger, after a long thought he decided to sacrifice himself to feed the mother tiger and her cubs. So the great being sharpened a splinter from a tree and cut his body to draw blood, which he allowed to lick the mother tiger. After that the mother tiger opened her jaws and stood up, finally she pounced on that great being and devoured him. So that is the reason that this place is known as “Tag ma Lu Jin” in Tibetan Language. Tag = Tiger, Ma = Mother, Lu = Body, Jin = to sacrifice.
- To explore the Buddhist Monastery called Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery.
- To visit the historic place, where the great being had sacrifice his whole body to the mother tiger.
- To see the sorrounding mountains of Gauri shankar and Mahalangur himalayan ranges.