The pilgrimage site of Namo Buddha is about 40 kms from the Boudhanath Stupa. Located on slightly elevated land, it is a pleasant and out-of-the way place. The landscape below resembles an eight-petaled lotus, and the sky above has the form of a wheel with nine spokes. It is situated on a hill above Panauti. It is a small village which houses very old Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery which is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal and one of the holiest in the world. It is believed that in this place the Buddha, in a previous life as a prince, gave his body to a starving tigress and her cubs.