Lumbini, the origination of Lord Buddha, in the Terai fields of Nepal is one of the best journey destinations for Buddhists. More than 400,000 Buddhists and non Buddhists visit Lumbini consistently. It is likewise an UNESCO World Heritage Site (Culture) and holds enormous archeological and religious criticalness.
Consecrated Garden: It was here in the arrangements of Lumbini that Prince Siddhartha Gautam, who later turned into the Buddha, was conceived in 623 BC. The nativity site is stamped by a memorial column raised by Mauryan Emperor Ashoka of India throughout his journey to the sacred site in 249 BC.
The engraving on the Ashoka Pillar indentifies the Sacred Garden – spread in excess of 9 sq. km – as the spot where the Enlightened One was conceived. Countless travelers from everywhere throughout the world visit Lumbini to supplicate at the Mayadevi Temple where unearthings have uncovered the “marker stone” indicating the accurate spot where Siddhartha Gautam Buddha was conceived. The holy Puskarni Pond where Queen Mayadevi had washed up before the conception of Buddha deceives the south of the column. It was likewise in this lake that the newborn child Buddha was given his first shower.
Landmarks: To the north of the Sacred Garden are religious zones where distinctive nations have manufactured sanctuaries and cloisters delineating diverse factions of Buddhism. The Myanmar Temple (Lokamani Cula Pagoda) is a sparkling gold and white structure that takes after the Shwe-dagon Pagoda of Yangon while the International Gautami Nuns Temple is an imitation of the Swayambhu Stupa of Kathmandu.
The China Temple, manufactured by the Buddhist Association of China, is an unpredictable of pagodas, supplication to God rooms and reflection cells. Over the street is the Dae Sung Suk Ga Sa Korean Temple. The Japan Peace Stupa, fabricated by Nippon Jon Kyohoji of Japan, is a 41-m tall structure with four distinctive Buddha statues set into the stupa’s vault confronting the four cardinal headings.
Other delightful landmarks and sanctuaries have been constructed by Vietnam, Thailand, Mongolia, France, Germany and Sri Lank.
Things to do
Lumbini -Buddhist Circuit Tour
The circuit gives knowledge into the life of Lord Buddha and the advancement of Buddhism. There are 62 archeological destinations scattered around Lumbini. The tour experiences Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gothihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Aurorakot, Devadaha and Ramagrama – all bearing criticalness to the life and illumination of the Buddha.
Tilaurakot:identified by archeologists as the capital of Kapilvastu, Tilaurakot lies 27 km west of Lumbini, where unearthings are on to uncover the antiquated castle of King Suddhodhan, Siddhartha Gautam’s father. The Buddha is accepted to have used the initial 29 years of his regal life in Tilaurakot.
Kudan: Located exactly 4.5 km south of Tilaurakot, Kudan is the place King Suddhodhan met Lord Buddha shockingly in the wake of coming back from his illumination. It was here that the Kasaya (yellow robe worn by ministers) was displayed to Lord Buddha. It was likewise here that the Kasaya was exhibited by Lord Buddha to Rahul, his child.
Gothihawa : About 5 km from Tilaurakot, Gothihawa is the place Krakuchanda Buddha, who went before Shakyamuni Buddha, was conceived. Stays of a broken Ashoka Pillar and relics could be seen here.
Niglihawa: About 8 km from Tilaurakot, Niglihawa is the place Kanakmani Buddha was conceived. Here excessively one can see stays of a broken Ashokan Pillar.
Devdaha: The capital of the Koliya kingdom and maternal home of Mayadevi, Devdaha is 35 km to the northeast of Lumbini. This is the place Siddhartha Gautam used his youth.
Sagarhawa : Forest site is distinguished by archeologists as the “Royal residence of the Massacre of the Shakyas” by the attacking powers. The vestiges of the old site lie on the west and south banks of a substantial rectangular lake referred to provincially as Lumbu Sagar, or long lake, in Niglihawa town. Sagarahawa is 12 km north of Taulihawa district in Lumbini.
Lumbini Village Tour: A stroll through the towns encompassing Lumbini and association with the warm and accommodating neighborhood individuals, purchasing their painstaking work and watching their customary ceremonies will bring one closer to comprehension the assorted qualities of the Terai societies in Nepal. Town tours likewise give a chance to watch the Terai scene and a look into the locals’ agro-based country lifestyle, brilliant ensembles, celebrations which they celebrate with much euphoria and excitement, and thoughtful cordiality. Guests can likewise visit the neighborhood sanctuaries and mosques or share in the social services.
Wetland ranges, lakes and lakes in the towns offer birdwatching fortunes. Guests have the alternative of deciding to stroll through the towns or ride in a nearby rickshaw or bullock truck. A percentage of the towns encompassing Lumbini are Ekala, Khudabagar, Tenuhawa, Lumbini Adarsh and Madhuvani. More data is accessible about the towns in the New Products area.
Lumbini Museum: The exhibition hall placed in the social zone inside the Lumbini Development Trust yard, holds Mauryan and Kushana coins, religious original copies, terra-cotta pieces, and stone and metal figures.
Lumbini International Research Institute (LIRI): The storehouse found inverse the Lumbini Museum, gives research offices to the investigation of Buddhism and religion when all is said in done. It holds in the ballpark of 12,000 books on religion, logic, workmanship and structural planning. Kapilvastu Museum: The exhibition hall is arranged 27 km west of Lumbini in the town of Tilaurakot. The display center presentations coins and earthenware dating between seventh century BC and fourth century AD.
Lumbini lies in the south western a piece of Nepal. The climate conditions here are more tropical with hot summers and gentle winters.
Lumbini is 22 km from the border town of Bhairahawa, which is joined via air to Kathmandu. One can additionally travel 300 km, or eight hours, by transport or auto from Kathmandu. There are a few decent inns and cabins with current enhancements in Lumbini. Guests can likewise stay in close-by Bhairahawa.