many places in western Nepal have already established themselves as prominent tourist destinations. Western Nepal has beautiful mountain ranges, reasons called by high and mid-hills, rivers. Valleys along with the settlement of diverse ethnic groups. natural cultural and religious settings of the West and Nepal are impotent from the perspective of tourism and touristy. Lumbini known to the world as a birthplace of Lord Buddha and adjoining areas a task to Lord Buddha is deemed as the major tourist destination. Lumbini has gained a towering status, not only as a sacred place of religious importance. but also the tourism point of view. Precisely the Lumbini has been listed as the world heritage site, it’s also seen as a center for world peace.
Lumbini is located in Rupandehi District, Lumbini Zone in the Terai region of Nepal. According to the new constitution of Nepal, Lumbini lies in the Lumbini Sanskritik Municipality of Province no. 05. Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, where queen Mayadevi gave birth buddha in the Lumbini garden. Gautam Buddha was born in Lumbini Nepal in 563 B.C. Siddhartha Gautam (Gautam Buddha) Burn in Lumbini and he got knowledge in Bodhgaya, India. Buddha is famous all over the world because he is the founder of Buddhism.
This place is one of the world’s most famous spiritual sites and attracts Buddhist pilgrims in the world. many Buddhist and non-Buddhist peoples around the world are visited in Lumbini every year.
Before there was only one temple in Lumbini, Maya Devi temple but nowadays there are more than 30 temples you can see in Lumbini. Lumbini is the best place to study Buddhism. you can see Mayadevi Temple, Ashokan Pillar, Myanmar Golden Temple, world peace pagoda, Dharma Swami Maharaja Buddha Vihar, China temple, Lumbini Museum, Cambodian Monastery, royal Thai Buddhist Monastery, Korean Temple, Eternal Peace Flame, Maya Devi Pond, Sri Lankan monastery, Tilaurakot, etc.
Lumbini is 326 kilometers away from the capital city Kathmandu, while 167 kilometers from Pokhara and the sacred the place is just 25 kilometers away from the border of India. one can also fly directly to Bhairawa, Sidhartha Nagar from Kathmandu in half of an hour and 22 kilometers away from Bhairawa. Disposed to treat guests and visitors in generosity there are sophisticated hotels and good lodges in Lumbini and Butwal. They will provide good facilities to the visitors and for those visitors who are willing to stay in Lumbi. Accommodations of all serfs are available ranging from sophisticated hotels to the usual ones.
The first terminus for visitors to Lumbini is Maya Devi temple or in other words, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Around 249 BC seen the great emperor from India Ashoka visited Lumbini to offered prayers at the birthplace of Buddha and established Chaitya to keep the memory of his visit to Lumbini alive. Ashoka installed a pillar on the east to the temple which constituted inscriptions. As a prayer the letters engraved. Ashoka visited the birthplace of buddha during the twenty fifty years of his kingship and even introduced some tax relief programs to the denizens of Lumbini.
On the temple premises, there is a 5 ft tall statue of Lord Buddha’s mother Mahadevi. In the Scott, Maya Devi is standing and holding a vine of people tree. The fig tree of noted for great size and longevity and is regarded as sacred by Buddhists and the new brain Buddha is with his mother also accompanied by Buddha’s parent Prajapati Gautami. Among the four Scared places to make Pilgrimage, Lumbini stands at the first place where Lord Buddha was born.
The Birthplace Of Gautam Buddha
The mother of Buddha, Maya Devi was “Kolya” girl. She had married king Suddhodhan. As per then customs to deliver her 1st child, she headed to Devdaha from Tilaurakot. On the way, she felt a labour pain, she drank water from the sacred pound. She walked a few steps and game birth to Siddhartha Gautam. just after being delivered, Sidhartha walked seven steps on a white Lotus and conveyed three Mantra. All gods and goddesses showered flowers on Siddhartha.
This temple has its relations with the sacred pond as well the Pond lies on the sound inside of the temple. It is the same place where queen Maya Devi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama and where she had taken a bath. It is also believed that she had taken rest under the nearby Bodhi tree following to visit the Maya Devi temple. the visitor gets chance to trey to
The Lumbini garden which is a sprite across 1100 Bigha of land. teller river flows through the sacred garden the Buddhists Bihar and Shanti Dip whose flame burns all 24 hours as a symbol of world peace appears sensational in appearance or thrilling. with the permission from Lumbini development fund, different cultural sites and religious places are being built up more than 22 estates have constructed monasteries and trusters in a bead to spread the message of Buddhism and also to highlight their Nationals and Cultural Heritages.
Thousands of visitors come every day just to take a look at temples and monasteries near to the Lumbini garden. A museum has been established with the financial assistance of Japan. along with the Buddhist religion Research Center which is expected to be transformed as an International Research Center down the road.
Attached to Lumbini is coupled bust through to lower code where Siddhartha spend 29 years of his princely life before he became Gautam Buddha and the ancient city of Shakya. Jalal record is at the distance of 26 kilometers from Lumbini which means an hour’s drive-in private vehicle. although there are just excavated remains of the palace of Shakya’s at Tilaurakot. in Buddhism view it has the place of the ideological and philosophical importance. during the excavation and explorations of the archaeological site internal record, several ancient archaeological remains and relics have been earned earth including the remains of houses, security walls of the ancient palace, metal utensils among others.
To the north, there are the remains of two Chaityas. those two Chaitya are said to be constructed in the memory of the king Suddhodhana and his queen. the Ashok pillar is a niggly highway, which is eight kilometers north to Tilaurakot. Buddhist scholars believe that there are about 156 sides. only protections and preservations of those areas allow us to jubilantly pronounce that Nepal is the country where Buddha was born or else forgers would take no less time to alter the birthplace of Buddha.
Attractions of Lumbini
- Maya Devi Temple
- Ashokan Pillar
- Myanmar Golden Temple
- World Peace Pagoda
- Dharma Swami Maharaja Buddha Vihar
- China Temple (Zhong Hua Chinese Buddhist Monastery)
- Lumbini Museum
- Cambodian Monastery
- Royal Thai Buddhist Monastery
- Dae Sung Shakya (Korean Temple)
- Eternal Peace Flame
- The Bodhi Tree
- Maya Devi Pond
- Sri Lankan monastery