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Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal.

This stupa concentrates many of the features that a huge polar plasma discharge instablities would create, according to Peratt’s paper.

  • Radial filaments (covering the whole sky)
  • Polar mound
  • Ladder (a stepped pyramid)
  • A cap or bulb on top of the steps, which is also the source of the sky-spanning rays
  • Big eyes and nose

The whole complex can be seen here (also from Wikipedia):

Boudhanath Kathmandu Nepal

The site was probably founded between 5th and 6th century CE (w):

The Gopālarājavaṃśāvalī (Gopu) says Boudhanath was founded by the Nepalese Licchavi king Śivadeva (c. 590-604 CE); though other Nepalese chronicles date it to the reign of King Mānadeva (464-505 CE). Tibetan sources claim a mound on the site was excavated in the late 15th or early 16th century and the bones of king Aṃshuvarmā 605-621 were discovered there.

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