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Stupa at Swayambhunath & Royal Crown 50 Paisa Nepal Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Buddhist Temple) (Kathmandu)

Stupa at Swayambhunath & Royal Crown 50 Paisa Nepal Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Buddhist Temple) (Kathmandu)

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Stupa at Swayambhunath & Royal Crown 50 Paisa Nepal Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Buddhist Temple) (Kathmandu)

Reverse: Depiction of the Stupa at Swayambhunath.
Lettering:
श्री स्वयम्भू महाचैत्य
५० पैसा
Translation: Sri Swayambhu Mahachaitya (i.e. Great Stupa at Swayambhunath)
50 Paisa

Obverse: Depiction of the Royal Nepalese Crown with the Year below.
Lettering: श्री ५ वीरेन्द्र वीर विक्रम शाहदेव
नेपाल २०५२
Translation: Shree Panch Birendra Bir Bikram Shahdev
Nepal 2052 (i.e. 1995 in Gregorian)

Features
Issuer Nepal
King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah (1972-2001)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2051-2057 (1994-2000)
Calendar Vikram Samvat
Value 50 Paisa (0.50 NPR)
Currency Rupee (1932-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.4 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 6278
References KM# 1072

Wikipedia:
Swayambhu (Devanagari: स्वयम्भू स्तूप; Newar: स्वयंभू; sometimes Swayambu or Swoyambhu) is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. The Tibetan name for the site means 'Sublime Trees' (Wylie: Phags.pa Shing.kun), for the many varieties of trees found on the hill. However, Shing.kun may be a corruption of the local Nepal Bhasa name for the complex, Swayambhu, meaning 'self-sprung'. For the Buddhist Newars, in whose mythological history and origin myth as well as day-to-day religious practice Swayambhunath occupies a central position, it is probably the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites. For Tibetans and followers of Tibetan Buddhism, it is second only to Boudha.

The complex consists of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, some dating back to the Licchavi period. A Tibetan monastery, museum and library are more recent additions. The stupa has Buddha's eyes and eyebrows painted on. Between them, the number one (in Devanagari script) is painted in the fashion of a nose. There are also shops, restaurants and hostels. The site has two access points: a long staircase leading directly to the main platform of the temple, which is from the top of the hill to the east; and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the south-west entrance. The first sight on reaching the top of the stairway is the Vajra. Tsultrim Allione describes the experience:

"We were breathless and sweating as we stumbled up the last steep steps and practically fell upon the biggest vajra (thunderbolt scepter) that I have ever seen. Behind this Vajra was the vast, round, white dome of the stupa, like a full solid skirt, at the top of which were two giant Buddha eyes wisely looking out over the peaceful valley which was just beginning to come alive."

Much of Swayambhunath's iconography comes from the Vajrayana tradition of Newar Buddhism. However, the complex is also an important site for Buddhists of many schools, and is also revered by Hindus.

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https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/nepal-puts-royal-crown-on-display-1.2290255

Nepal puts royal crown on display:
According to the government, the crown consisted of 730 diamonds, over 2,000 pearls, precious rubies and other gems

Published: October 15, 2018 20:04
Kathmandu:
Nepal on Monday put on display the royal crown used by former kings after 10 years of the abolition of monarchy in the Himalayan country.

Amid a special ceremony in the Narayanhiti Palace Museum in Kathmandu, Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli unveiled the royal crown, one of the most important symbols of monarchy used by kings for hundreds of years.

Nepal exhibited the crown, sceptre, tiara and the sword among other valuable items used by the former royal families, exactly a decade after Nepal was declared a federal republic country, the Himalayan Times reported.

Speaking at the ceremony, Oli said that the crown reflected the change in the political system of Nepal and the rich history of the country.

"We need to preserve and respect our history. The palace museum will be developed as a history museum that not just reflects about monarchy but also different dynasties and periods of Nepal, its culture and diversity."

According to the government, the crown consisted of 730 diamonds, over 2,000 pearls, precious rubies and other gems. The government said it had no estimate of the monetary value of the royal crown as jewellers called it a priceless artefact.

There was also no exact data about when and where the crown was made. The royal palace was converted into a museum after the abolition of the 239-year-old monarchy and departure of the last King of the Shah Dynasty Gyanendra Shah from the palace in 2008.

Although the museum was open for the public from 2009, some of the priceless items including the crown were not put on public display for security reasons.

Now, the spectacular crown has been kept inside a special bullet-proof glass box with layers of machinery and human security.

Among the 52 chambers in the palace, only 19 have been opened for public observation so far while the government has expressed its commitment to open up all soon.

https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/nepal-puts-royal-crown-on-display-1.2290255

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