Gotihawa

About 5km southwest of Taulihawa is Gotihawa. It is the site for Asoka pillar where krakuchhanda Buddha attained nirvana. Gothihawa is one of the major pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. This holy site, sanctified by the birth of the early Buddha has been marked by the construction of a stupa. An Asoka pillar erected here by Emperor Asoka in 249 B.C. ascertains it as the birth spot of the Buddha. However, the upper part of the pillar is missing.