Nearly a year after the installation of the first 'World Peace Bell' in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, a similar bell has been installed at Bouddhanath on the outskirts of the Nepalese capital.
The 2.5-tonne bell, set up on Tuesday, has inscriptions of different Buddhist sects and stands for world peace.
"The ringing of the peace bell would have positive impact on the minds of the people," said Tsering Gellek, vice president of the Tibetan Nyingma Meditation Centre, which donated the bell.
"The bell was installed to mark Gurupurnima, the auspicious day when Lord Buddha had given sermons to his disciples in Sarnath, India," said Bhikchhu RK Manandhar.
Contributions of people from Nepal, USA and France went into the making of the bell costing $15,000, monks said.