Lumbini is the birth place of Prince Siddhartha Gautama who later became Gautam Buddha the enlightened one. Maya Devi, the queen of Shakya King Suddhodhana of Kapilvastu Kingdom, while passing through the Lumbini Garden on her way to her maternal home in Devadaha,on Full Moon Day of May 623 B.C. gave a birth to prince Siddhartha.
Lumbini is about three hundred kilometer (south-west) from Kathmandu. It takes a seven to nine hour drive by road from Kathmandu. Its takes forty five minutes on flight to Gautam Buddha Airport. Then, you can take a local vehicle to Lumbini within 45 minutes from Gautam Buddha Airport.
Visist the Sacred Garden
The Sacred Garden of Lumbini is surrounded by water body. It is the central area of the Master Plan to memorialize the birthplace of the Siddhartha Gautam. Maya Devi Temple, The Nativity Sculpture, The Marker Stone, Pushkarini pond, Ashoka Pillar, monasteries and stupas are major highlighted places of the Sacred Garden area.
Visit the Monastic Zone
Monastic Zone is sacred places for worship, meditation and study of the Buddha’s teaching. There are many monasteries built by different countries and Buddhist communities applying its own tradition and culture in the Monastic Zone, eastern zone and western zone separated by the central link. Eastern Monastic Zone consists of 13 monastery plots for Hinayana wings. The Western Monastic Zone consists of 29 monastery plots for Mahayana wings.
Visit the World Peace Pagoda
The world Peace Pagoda was erected by Nipponzan Myohoji (a Buddhist organization of Japan)in New Lumbini Village area. There are four major images in each four side of World Peace Pagoda describe the four major events happened with the life of Gautam Buddha such as his birth, enlightenment, first sermon and death.
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