Lumbini Sightseeing birthplace of Buddha

Buddha was born in Lumbini on a full Moon day in 623 B.C. Lumbini lies in southern Nepal. The importance of lumbini had risen by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka, who visited Lumbini in order to pay homage to the great master and erected a pillar in 249 B.C to indicate the birthplace of Buddha. Near the Ashoka pillar is the newly renovated Maya Devi temple, which house the nativity sculpture depicting the birth scene of the Buddha. The temple also comprised the marker stone discovered in 1996 A.D, which depicts the exact spot where the Buddha was born. He stands now in bulletproof glass in the Maya Devi temple.

The Maya Devi temple was renovated in 2003 on the 2547th auspicious birth anniversary of Buddha and comprises ruins of the early period dating back from 3rd century B.C to the 7th century A.D. At the puskarni poud where queen Maya Devi had given the first (pacification) bath to Lord Buddha.

In 1896, excavations by General Khadga Shumsher Rana of Nepal and renowned archeologist dr Fuhree shed light on various aspect of the life of Buddha. In 1898, the British govt deputed P.C mukherjee conformed the exact location of Aurorakot as the birthplace of Kanakmuni Buddha (Gotihawa as the native place if Kakruchhanda Buddha who exists before the Shakyaminu Buddha & Lumbini as birthplace of Shakyaminu Buddha). He also claimed Devdaha to be maternal home of Buddha and Tilaurakot to be the exact site of kapilbastu-the old capital of the shakaya kingdom.

Shortily after Buddha attained enlightenment at the age of 36, he celebrated his first sermon, in which he declared the essential framework upon all his later teaching based. This framework consists of the four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold path, which identifies the source of suffering and the path towards the cessation of sufferings and the attainment of salvation. In order to develop Lumbini as a pilgrimage center a fountain of world peace was built and Prof. Kenzo Tange of Japan has assigned to create the Lumbini Master plan by UN, which did the Govt. of Nepal and UN jointly approve in 1978? The master plan includes canals, gardens, libraries, museums, monastic zones and areas for amenities.

Lumbini development Trust is responsible for the overall development of Lumbini. Listed as a world Heritage site by UNESCO in December 1997, Lumbini has developed with international support. There are different (Vihars) monasteries constructed by different countries like Korea, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, Germany, Austria, India, Srilanka, China and Nepal.


Tour itinerary: 5 nights/ 6 days.

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