Lumbini Garden located in the southwest Zone in Nepal is considered as a highly sacred site, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the messenger of peace , is one of the holiest places on the earth. Lord Buddha's mother, Shakya Queen Mayavati, gave birth to prince Gautam inside the beautiful Lumbini garden in 623 BC. The Lumbini garden is the most sacred pilgrimage site for the Buddhist throughout the world. Most of the tourist visit Lumbini characterized by peaceful environment and the numerous temples and monasteries constructed by various countries. Lumbini is a suitable place to understand the historic background of Buddhism as well as the life history of Lord Buddha.The temple dedicated to Mayadevi is the main attraction of Lumbini. Located beside the temple are the holy Phshkirini Lake and the Ashok Pillar erected by emperor Ashok of Magadh, India to make the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
MAYADEVI TEMPLE: The Mayadevi temple is one of the most important temple among the ancient heritages situated in Nepal within the Lumbini garden. The ancient idol temple is Mayadevi, the Birth Maker Stone and the ruins from 3rd century BC to 7th century BC. The interior of the temple has a peaceful environment that brings to life the clairvoyance from ancient time. Tourist love to take photographs of the treasure trove of the ancient artifacts.
HOLY PUSHKIRINI LAKE: Prior to giving birth to Lord Buddha, Mayadevi (Mother of Buddha) had taken a bath to Lord Buddha in the sacred Pushkirini Lake which is situated at near the Ashoka Pillar to the south inside the Lumbini garden. The lake is a major attraction coz of It is traditionally believed that Lord Buddha was bathed with the water from the same lake after his birth.
ASHOK PILLAR: The Ashok Pillar located within the Lumbini Garden is regarded as an important historical heritage. Famous Mourya emperor Ashok of Magadh in India had ordered the pillar to be erected in 249 BC while on a pilgrimage following the advice of his spiritual teacher Upa gupta. Emperor Ashok had erected the pillar along with a stone tablet that has inscription saying "Shakyamuni Buddha was born here" The pillar and the inscription stand as a testament of Lumbini being the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The Ashok Pillar has proven to the world that Lord Buddha was born in Nepal. The Pillar stands adjacent to the Mayadevi Temple.Ashoka Pillar Lumbini
BIRTH MAKER STONE:The Stone Maker of Lord Buddha's birth place is preserved within the Mayadevi Temple enclosed in a glass box. The marker stone precisely marks the birth place of Buddha. The marker stone was set up at Lumbini garden in 1996 AD during an archaeological excavation.
IDOL OF MAYADEVI: The 3 feet tall idol of Mayadevi carved on a stone tablet is estimated to have been originated in the 4th century. It is located in the sanctum of the Mayadevi Temple in LUMBINI. The carved figure over the stone tablet has eroded and the carved figures have been obscured. The idol is also known as the Birth. it depicts the birth of Lord Buddha. The idol shows learning to a tree while giving birth and there are two heavenly messengers waiting to receive Buddha. Figure of infant Buddha is at the center of the idol.
WORLD PEACE STUPA: The World Peace Stupa was constructed at Lumbini to spread the message of peace, friendship and goodwill in the world and to raise awareness to keep the earth pure and clear. The 42.5 m tall stupa is one of the major attractions of Lumbini. The stupa was constructed as p;art of the campaign by Japanese Buddhist preacher Fujing to construct World Peace Stupas in different parts of world. It takes 40-50 minutes to reach the World Peace Stupa from the Mayadevi Temple. Very few tourist arriving at Lumbini miss a visit to the World's Peace Stupa. The heavenly serene atmosphere around the stupa and the attractive piece of art that adorn the stupa entice the visitorsPeace Stupa Lumbini
WORLD PEACE FLAME: The eternal World Peace Flame is a major attraction of the Lumbini garden located at the center of the garden. Tourist can observe the flame that is kept glowing uninterrupted 24 hours a day. The flame was lighted on 1st November 1986 AD by the then Prince Gyandra Shah. The flame represents peace and fraternity in the world was brought from the United States of America as part of the celebration of the International Peace Year.Eternal World Peace Flame Lumbini Finally, check our Lumbini Holiday suggested Tour Itinerary. I Hope & make sure that you like it. Lumbini Pilgrims Package Vietnam Buddhist Pilgrimage Group Chinese Temple Lumbini Monastery in Lumbini Myanmar Monastery in Lumbini Thai Temple in Lumbini