Lumbini - Buddhist pilgrimage site NEPAL

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Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, the pioneer of peace. Gautama Buddha was born from the womb of Mayadevi in this garden here in 623 BC. Lumbini has been inscribed on the World Heritage List by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) since 1997. This land is known as the source of world peace for Buddhists and peace lovers all over the world.

Tilaurakot: Tilaurakot is the place where Siddhartha Gautam spent 29 years of his life. Here was the capital of the Shakya dynasty. The region has been confirmed to be the capital of ancient Kapilavastu due to the discovery of structures that match the travelogue of the Chinese traveler Fayan.

Archaeologists excavating in Tilaurakot with the technical and financial support of UNESCO have found structures dating back to 3,000 years ago. This place is located at a distance of 22 kilometers from Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. Kapilvastu also has important Buddhist sites such as Gotihawa, the birthplace of Krakuchhand Buddha, Niglihawa, the birthplace of Buddha under Kanak, Sagarhawa, Kudan, Araurakot, Sisahaniya, Kapildham and Jagdishpur Lake, the area where thousands of Shakyas were massacred.

Ramgram Stupa: According to Buddhist scriptures, Ashtadhatu was placed in eight different places after Gautama Buddha's Mahaparinirvana. One of which is Ramgram. Thousands of tourists visit this stupa built by the then king of Ramgram every year.

The Lumbini Development Fund has prepared a separate master plan for Ramgram to protect it and increase tourist arrivals. Along with Ramgram, Panditpur is also an important Buddhist site. Although the Department of Archeology has excavated it, its report has not been made public yet. The Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment has allocated budget for publicity and tourism promotion considering Ramgram and Triveni of Nawalparasi.

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.

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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 PillarAshoka 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 visitors

Peace StupaPeace 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.

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