Lumbini Buddhist Pilgrimage Birthplace of Lord Buddha in Nepal

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General Information about Lumbini

Country Nepal
state Rupendehi
Location 22 Kms from Bhairahawa
Best time to visit October to March
Tourist places to visit Mayadevi Temple , Asokan Pillar , Buddhist Monasteries, Stupa
Significance Lord Buddha’s birth place
Nearby Tourist Places Bodhgaya, Lumbini , Bodhnath , Kathmandu , Rajgir , Nalanda , Vaishali , Kesaria , Lauria Nandangarh , Varanasi , Kushinagar etc.
Festivals to visit Buddha Purnima , Losar , Asalha Day ,

Lumbini is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites. In fact, it is one of the only four places the Lord Buddha himself identified as sites for future pilgrimage, that is, the place of his birth. The languages prominent in this region are Nepalese, Awadhi, and Maithili.

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How to Reach Lumbini

Lumbini could be accessed from Kathmandu. Kathmandu is international Airport. There is another option to reach Bhairahawa Airport which is nearest.

Tourist Attractions of Lumbini

Tourist Attractions of Lumbini includes Maya Devi Temple , The Ashokan Pillar ,World Peace Pagoda , Eternal Peace Flame , Lumbini Museum , Thai Buddhist Monastery, Myanmar Golden Temple , Lumbini Crane Sanctuary , Dae Sung Korean Temple , Kudan Stupa and Chinese Maitreya Buddha Temple .

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Nearby Tourist Attractions Lumbini

Nearby Tourist Attractionsare Buddhist Circuit tourist and pilgrimage places of India and Nepal. Some of the major nearby Buddhist Tourist Attractions of Lumbini include Bodhgaya, Boudhnath , Kapilvastu , Kushinagar and Sarnath .

Best Time to Visit Lumbini

Best time to visit Lumbini is from October to March. You can enjoy snow clad mountains and serene atmosphere of Lumbini along with pilgrimage of Buddhist Tourist Sites. Pleasant winters are best time to explore outdoor spirituality of Buddhist Places in Lumbini.

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Weather and Climate of Lumbini

Lumbini experiences summer winter and monsoon weather.

Buddhism in Lumbini

The significance of Lumbini lies in the fact that is believed to be the Birthplace of the Buddha. In 623 BCE, according to the Buddhist tradition, Queen Mayadevi, while travelling through Lumbini in the month of May, gave birth to a boy shortly thereafter named Gautama at this site, under a Sal Tree. He went on to achieve enlightenment and become the Lord Gautama Buddha. Lumbini was granted the World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1997.

It is believed that at numerous other sites near Lumbini, other Buddhas had been born, attained enlightenment and superseded their earthly bodies. En route to Devadaha, where he preached the Devadaha Sutta, Gautama Buddha revisited the place of his birth.

Local Sightseeing of Lumbini

Mayadevi Temple, Buddhist Monasteries, World Peace Pagoda, Lumbini Crane Sanctuary, Monasteries, Temples made by different nations in cultural exchange are best to explore.

Festivals to Visit Lumbini

one must visit Buddha Purnima Festival which is celebrated as Birthday of Lord Buddha.

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