The birth place of Lord Buddha is a Buddhist Pilgrimagesite in the Rupandehi district in Nepal. It is the place where,Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddthartha Gautam in 563BCE. Gautama,who achieved enlightenment some time around 528 BCE, became the Buddha and founded Buddhism. Lumbini is one of many magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha.
Lumbini has a number of older temples, including the Myadevi Temple, and various new temples, funded by Buddhist organisations from various countries, have been completed or are still under construction. Many monuments,monasteries and a museum, and the Lumbini International Research Institute are also within the holy site. Also, there is the Puskarini, or Holy Pond, where the Buddha's mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth and where he had his first bath. At other sites near Lumbini, earlier Buddhas were, according to tradition, born, then achieved ultimate Enlightenment and finally relinquished their earthly forms.
Lumbini was made world heritage site by UNESCO in1997.
In 1896, General Khadga Samsher Rana and Alois Anton Fuhrer discovered a great stone pillar at Rupandehi called Ashoka pillar made by Ashoka emperor of the Maurya Empire in 3rd-century BCE and identified Birth place of Buddha., . The inscription was translated by Paranavitana:
According to Robin Coningham, excavations beneath existing brick structures at the Mayadevi Temple at Lumbini provide evidence for an older timber structure beneath the walls of a brick Buddhist shrine built during the Ashokan era (3rd-century BCE). The layout of the Ashokan shrine closely follows that of the earlier timber structure, which suggests a continuity of worship at the site. The pre-Mauryan timber structure appears to be an ancient tree shrine. Radiocarbon dating of charcoal from the wooden postholes and optically stimulated luminescence dating of elements in the soil suggests human activity began at Lumbini around 1000 BCE.The site, states Coningham, may be a Buddhist monument from 6th-century BCE. Other scholars state that the excavations revealed nothing that is Buddhist, and they only confirm that the site predates the Buddha.
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu.Upon arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, Our airport representative greets you and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu by private car. Rest of the time is free, Explore the tourist hub Thamel
Day 2 :Guided World Heritage Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu. Guided Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing Tour begins after having breakfast at Hotel with a professional Tour Guide and private drive. Visit the most impressive place in Kathmandu Nepal. Pashupatinath Temple: Nepal's most sacred Hindu shrine and considered one of the greatest Shiva sites, is located on the banks of the Bagmati River five km north-east of Kathmandu Valley. Boudha Nath Stupa: The largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. Monkey Temple: Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the northwest parts of the temple. Kathmandu Durbar Square: Also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the old royal palace of the then Kathmandu Kingdom. The Durbar Square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries.
Day3: Kathmandu to Lumbini(250m, 380km, 9 hours). Following breakfast on the third day you will drive/fly to Lumbini. After arriving, you will check-in to the Hotel Peace Palace or similar.
Day4: Lumbini Tour. Lumbini Sightseeing Tour will discover an area that is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupendahi district of Nepal. It is sometimes claimed to be the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama, who as the Buddha Gautama founded the Buddhist tradition. Lumbini is one of 4 magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha, the others being in Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya, and Sarnath. Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi Temple and others under construction. You will later spend the night once more at the Hotel Peace Palace or similar.
Day 5:Lumbini to Kathmandu(1300m, 380km, 9 hours).On your fifth day you will drive/fly back to Kathmandu, where you will overnight in Hotel.
Day 6:Airport Departure / Further Plan. Following breakfast at your hotel, you will have free time until your departure, your guide will come to departure you to airport at least 3 hours before the flight schedule. Or either We provide you free counselling for further plan on based upon client's demand. as promised to provide the airport departure the day necessary.
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