Lumbini Travel Tourism
Lumbini Tours, the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam, the Shakya prince and the ultimate Buddha, the Enlightened One, is the pilgrimage destination of the world's millions of people faithful to all schools of Buddhism.
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This nativity site, identified by Indian Emperor Ashoka's comme-morative pillar
is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The main attraction at the Lumbini remains the Sacred Garden spread over 8sq km and possessing all the treasures of the histroric area.
The Mayadevi temple is the main attraction for pilgrims and archaeologists alike.
Here we find a bas relief of Mayadevi, the Buddha's mother giving birth to him. Standing west to the Mayadevi shrine is the oldest monument of Nepal, the Ashokan Pillar.
The pillar was erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249BC to commemorate his pilgrimage to the sacred site.
To the south of the pillar, we find the sacred pond, Puskarni,
where queen Mayadevi had taken a bath just before giving birth to the Buddha.
Lumbini Tours - There are other places of interest too nearby. It is accessible by air from Kathmandu to Bhairawa. From Kathmandu it takes about eight hours by bus or car.
Now listed under the World Heritage Site, Lumbini Travel Tourism geographical positioning was a matter of debate between the Indian and Nepal Government for quite some time.
Now, two archaeologists from England's University of Bradford have presented new evidence that Kapilavastu, wherein lies Lumbini, is modern Tilaurakot, a Nepalese town about 130 miles west of Kathmandu.
It is not often that when Buddha's name is mentioned, King Ashoka's is not.
In the sacred Gardens of Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha converges the Ashokan Pillar, carrying the inscription identifying the spot as the birthplace of Buddha.
Lumbini Tours is believed that Lord Buddha's mother Maya Devi, while on her way to her parent's home sat in the gardens to take rest and was convulsed by pains immediately thus declaring the birth of a Great Man. She gave birth while holding a drooping branch of a Sal tree.
It is believed that Buddha himself have identified four places of future pilgrimage in the Parinibbana Sutta, namely, the sites of his birth, enlightenment, first discourse and death.
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