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Pokhara, Nepal
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Lumbini is the Buddha’s birthplace one of the world’s most important spiritual sites and attracts Buddhists piligrims from around the world. It is a Buddhists piligrimage site in Rupandehi District of Province No.5 in Nepal. It is the place where according to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mahamayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BCE. Lumbini […]

Kathmandu Pokhara Lumbini tour
Kathmandu- Pokhara – Lumbini Tour (6Night 7Day)

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini

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Lumbini is the Buddha’s birthplace one of the world’s most important spiritual sites and attracts Buddhists piligrims from around the world. It is a Buddhists piligrimage site in Rupandehi District of Province No.5 in Nepal. It is the place where according to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mahamayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BCE.

Lumbini is one of many magnets for piligrims that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha. Mayadevi Temple is the most sacred site in the Lumbini Garden where archaeologists have identified the exact spot at his birthplace. Also, there is the Puskarini, or Holy Pond, where the Buddha’s mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth and where he had his first bath. At other sites near Lumbini, earlier Buddhas were, according to tradition, born, then achieved ultimate Enlightenment and finally relinquished their earthly forms. It is said that the newly born prince Siddhartha took his first seven steps & delivered his peace and humanity.

In Buddha’s time, the site wasn’t known as Lumbini before the pillar was discovered. A pillar discovered at Rupandehi in 1896 is believed to mark the spot of Ashoka’s  visit to Lumbini. According to an inscription on the pillar, it was placed there by the people then in charge of the park to commemorate Ashoka visit and gifts. The park was previously known as Rupandehi, north of Bhagavanpura. The Sutta Nipáta states that the Buddha was born in a village of the Sákyans in the Lumbineyya Janapada. The Buddha stayed in Lumbinívana during his visit to Devadaha and there preached the Devadaha Sutta.

The Lumbini Garden covers an area of 2.56 sq km or 1 x 3 sq miles and encompasses three zones each covering one square mile connected with walkways and a canal. The area has a sub tropical climate with hot summers, very wet monsoon and pleasant winter. If your interest is in visiting exotic, sacred places in South Asia for a spiritual experience then make it a point to visit Lumbini in Nepal, where pilgrims come to meditate, pray and pay homage to the Enlightened One.