Niglihawa

Niglihawa lies about 8km northeast of Taulihawa. It is the birthplace of Kanakanuni, the early Buddha of Bhadrakalpa. The sites shelters an Asoka pillar erected by Emperor Asoka in 249 BC. The pillar is broken into two pieces, the lower part bearing inscription is submerged in the ground and the upper part is lying on the surface. The Asoka inscription engraved in Brahmi script and Pali language testifies the site as the birth spot of the Buddha. It is said that the shower of gold rained in Jambudwipa on the day he was born of father, Yajyadutta and mother Uttara here.