Origin of concept of Stupa - Art & Culture

Q.  Which of the following statement/s is/are correct regarding Stupas?

1) Concept of Stupa pre-dates Buddhism to the Vedic times.
2) In Buddhist tradition, originally 108 stupas were built after the death of Buddha.

- Published on 18 Aug 15

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Only 1
Originally 9 stupas were built. Eight of them over his relics and ashes. The 9th over the vessel in which the relics and ashes were originally deposited.

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