Lumbini 1st part; Inside the Birthplace Sacred Garden

visiting the Lord Buddha's birthplace, a sacred place for Buddhist
December 21 to 23, 2015

"After I am no more, O Ananda! Men of belief will visit the place with faith, curiosity and devotion... Lumbini, the place where I was born. The path to ultimate peace is spiritual discipline." - The Buddha

Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Siddharta Gautama Buddha, has been inscribed on the UNESCO world Heritage List. This heritage site is of exceptional universal value which deserves protection for the benefit of humanity. This holy birthplace is situated on the foothills of Siwalik range of Nepal's Rupandehi District. The Buddha was born in Lumbini Garden while his mother, Maya Devi was on the way to her maternal hometown Devadaha of 623BC.

Monuments in Lumbini Sacred Garden includes Maya Devi Temple (birthplace of Buddha), Marker Stone (pinpoints the exact birth spot of the Buddha inside Maya Devi Temple), Nativity Sculpture (Maya Devi holding a branch of tree for support in her delivery, inside Maya Devi Temple), Asokan Pillar (first epigraphic evidence to Buddha's birthplace) and the Puskarini (holy pond, where Maya Devi bathed before giving birth)

How to Go to Lumbini;
"Saleena Bus" which goes directly infront of Lumbini Park was not in operation on this moment due to worker's strike. There is an ordinary bus going to Bhairahawa from Kathmandu's Gongabu's Bus Park which departs 0700H daily for an eight-hours journey at 550 NPR fare.  Then, I took a shared taxi from Bhairahawa (22km far from Lumbini) for a 500 NPR at 30mins travel. There is no admission fee inside Lumbini's birthplace compound but you have to remove your shoes from the main entrance. Photography is not allowed inside the Maya Devi Temple.

Lumbini 1st part; Inside the Birthplace Compound (Maya Devi Temple)

Lumbini 1st part; Inside the Birthplace Compound

Lumbini 1st part; Inside the Birthplace Compound

Lumbini 1st part; Inside the Birthplace Compound (Maya Devi Temple)

Lumbini 1st part; Inside the Birthplace Compound (Maya Devi Temple)

Lumbini 1st part; Inside the Birthplace Compound (Asokan Pillar)

Lumbini 1st part; Inside the Birthplace Compound (Puskarini)

Lumbini 1st part; Inside the Birthplace Compound

Lumbini 1st part; Inside the Birthplace Compound

Lumbini 1st part; Inside the Birthplace Compound

Lumbini 1st part; Inside the Birthplace Compound (Maya Devi Temple)



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