Preservation of Ramagrama Stupa, the Sole Undisturbed Original Stupa Containing Relics of Lord Buddha

The Buddhist Channel, 23 October 2023

LUMBINI, NEPAL -- In a historic move dedicated to the protection, preservation, conservation, development and management of the long-forgotten Ramagrama Stupa, The Promised Land Pvt. Ltd. - a company based in Kathmandu - has officially announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with The Lumbini Development Trust.

This partnership marks a significant step toward safeguarding the spiritual and historical heritage of the only remaining stupa out of the original eight stupas.

The Ramagrama Stupa, with roots dating back to 600 BC, holds a unique position on the UNESCO Heritage Tentative List as "the sole undisturbed original stupa containing relics of Lord Buddha."

Dr. Lharkyal Lama, Vice Chairman of the Lumbini Development Trust, emphasized the importance of this partnership, stating, "This partnership signifies a pivotal moment to safeguard the spiritual and historical heritage of the only remaining stupa out of the original eight stupas."

Mr. Nikesh Adhikari, Chairman of The Promised Land, expressed his belief in the transformative power of this sacred place, saying, "Our world is in dire need of healing, and I believe that this sacred place, the Ramagrama Stupa, is where this transformative journey begins."

To commemorate this momentous collaboration, an inaugural event is scheduled for December 12, 2023, at the Ramagrama Stupa in Nepal. During the event, His Excellency Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the Prime Minister of Nepal, will unveil the restoration and preservation master plan.

For more information on the event, please visit the Moksha Foundation website.

About Moksha Foundation

Moksha Foundation is a Singapore-based non-profit organization with a mission to protect, conserve, and preserve ancient archaeological sites, including Ramagrama Stupa and Tilaurakot. The foundation operates as a multi-stakeholder organization committed to establishing governance structures and transparent processes. It engages with a wide range of stakeholders, including religious groups, cultural communities, business and non-profit organizations, and archaeologists and heritage experts. [Learn more](

About The Lumbini Development Trust

The Lumbini Development Trust was formed by the Government of Nepal and is responsible for implementing the United Nations-initiated Lumbini Development Master Plan. The Trust's role includes managing, protecting, and excavating within the Greater Lumbini Area, encompassing the Rupandehi, Kapilavastu, and Nawalparasi Districts of the Lumbini Province, Nepal. The Right Honorable Prime Minister of Nepal serves as the Patron, and the Honorable Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation is the Chairman of the Trust. [Learn more](

About The Promised Land

The Promised Land Pvt. Ltd., headquartered in Kathmandu, is committed to the preservation and sustainable enhancement of the Ramagrama Stupa, following UNESCO's standards for World Heritage Sites. The company has pledged the proceeds generated for the benefit of the Ramagrama Stupa and to advance the missions of the Moksha Foundation and Lumbini Development Trust.
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