Introduction of Lumbini- The birthplace of Buddha
Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi District of Province No. 5 in Nepal. It is the place where, according to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mahamayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BCE. Gautama, who achieved Enlightenment sometime around 528 BCE, became the Buddha. Lumbini is one of many magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha. A powerful Nirvana anticipates you at Lumbini, one of the world’s most significant otherworldly destinations. Experience harmony and peace in the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Visit the Mayadevi Temple in the Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born and took his first 7 steps.
The other significant attractions in Lumbini incorporate a fourth-century sandstone carving delineating the birth of the Buddha supposedly left here by the Malla King Ripu Malla and the Ashoka Pillar, built by the great Indian sovereign Ashoka in 249 BC.
There are additionally in excess of 25 monasteries built by various Buddhist nations, for example, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar where you can see the diverse style of architecture of every nation.
Buddha Jayanti, the day Lord Buddha was born, falls on the full moon day in the Buddhist month of Baishakh and is a standout amongst the most significant days for Buddhists. You can be a part of the grand festivals this year on the 18 of May(2019).
How to get to Lumbini
Lumbini is about 10- hour drive from Kathmandu and about 30-minute drive from Bhairahawa. Gautam Buddha Airport at Bhairahawa is the nearest airport from Lumbini. You can get flights to and from Kathmandu. The India border city of Sonauli in Maharajganj district is one hour drive from Lumbini and Nautanwa railway stations in India is just a few kilometers away and nearest big city is Gorakhpur which is about 100km and is 4 hours drive from Lumbini.