Buddha Vipashvi is said to have planted the seed of lotus from Nagarjuna hill, on a big lake called Nagadaha (now Kathmandu valley). At the time Satyadharma Bodhisattva, who was to become Shakyamuni Buddha was accompanying Vipashvi Buddha. Lord Vipashvi Buddha threw a lotus seed into the lake. When his disciples asked why he did so, Lord Vipashvi Buddha explained that there would appear a self originated divine light, a manifestation of Primordial Buddha from Akanistha Bhuvan and people would call it Swayambhu. Vipashvi Buddha also predicted that in the future Bodhisattva Manjushri will drain the water off from the valley and make it a habitable land. The Jatamatrochcha hill is thus blessed by Lord Vipashvi Buddha. A big white chaitya was constructed there to commemorate the visit of Lord Vipashvi Buddha. One the memory of planting of lotus seed by Vipashvi Buddha a festival is held even today in the month of March every year.
Lord Vipashvi Buddha was born in the city of Bandhumati, ninety – one aeons (kalpa) ago. His parents were Bandhuman and Bandhumati. His wife was Sutan. Samvattakhanda was his son. Vipashvi Buddha enjoyed his worldly life for 8000 years. Vipashvi Buddha practiced the austerities for 8 months after his great renunciation. His Mahaparinirvana took place at the age of 80000 years in Sunittaramna. His sculptures are not generally available. But usually Vipashvi Buddha is depicted in Bhumisparsa Mudra and with yellow or golden color.
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