Stupa at Toap Mankila

The Mankiala Stupa, a 2nd century Buddhist Stupa dates back to the Gandhara period. The stupa was built to commemorate the spot, where according to the Jataka tales, an incarceration of Buddha sacrificed himself to feed seven hungry tiger cubs. Later, a Stupa was built there as a memorial. The mound type shape of the Stupa is a sacred sign in Buddhism depicting seven heavens, seven skies, seven earths, seven skin.