Lumbini Tour

Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in the Terai plains of Nepal is one of the greatest pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. More than 400,000 Buddhists and non Buddhists visit Lumbini every year. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Culture) and holds immense archeological and religious importance. Lumbini (Sanskrit for “the lovely”) is a Buddhist pilgrimage site located at the Nepalese town of Kapilavastu, district Rupandehi, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, near the Indian border at an altitude of 600 ft from the sea level. Lumbini is one of four Buddhist pilgrimage sites based on major events in the life of Gautama Buddha. Interestingly, all of the events occurred under tree.The Holy Site at Lumbini is a large garden adorned with an orchard of pipal trees (also known as the Bo-Tree in Sanskrit) Although Lumbini is surrounded entirely by Hindu temples and religious sites, there are many Buddhist temples and religious shrines from various nations spread around Lumbini itself. Lumbini is the place where Lord Buddha – the apostle of peace, and the Light of Asia. The site (Lumbini Grove) was described as a beautiful garden in the Buddha’s time and still retains its legendary charm and beauty. ‘Lumbini -where the Lord was born – is a piece of Heaven on Earth, where one could see the snowy mountains amidst a splendid garden, embedded with stupas and monasteries. Maya Devi Temple, the Stupas and the Pillar built by great King Ashoka alone are worth a visit. Recently, several beautiful shrines have been constructed by devotees from all over the world. A visit to Lumbini is not only for spiritual enlightenment but also for solace and satisfaction that one gets in such a calm and peaceful place. Some important places in Lumbini are: The Lumbini Garden, Mayadevi Temple, Pushkarni pond, Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gotihawa, Puskarni, World Peace Pagoda, and Lumbini Crane Sanctury etc. Lumbini  tour offers historic fact of Buddhism like Ashoka Pillar which was erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC to commemorate his pilgrimage to the sacred site. To the south of the Pillar one finds the sacred pond “Puskarni” the place where Queen Mayadevi took a bath just before giving birth to Siddhartha Buddha. Lumbini is the desired destination for Buddhist pilgrimage those peace and prosperity.

Lumbini Tour

Lumbini Tour

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