Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is the major site of attraction for a large number of Buddhists around the globe. Not only the Buddhists but any traveler is fascinated by the birthplace of the forerunner of peace in the world. The holy site Birthplace of Lord Buddha was in Lumbini, Nepal. Which is the Buddhist pilgrimage site situated in the Rupandehi district in the terai region, Which is about 300 km away from Kathmandu in the southern part of Nepal, The Buddhist pilgrimage site Lumbini is at the altitude of 600ft above sea level, Queen Maya Devi gave birth to the Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BC, And he was enlightened 34 years later his Birth around the time of 528 BC. And after getting enlightenment started to explore the principals which he gained by his after long effort and Devotion. Then he started to become slowly more and more famous today all over the world knows him as Lord Buddha.
Background history of his Birth: It is also said in the history of the Buddhist religion that there is a Holy pond called Pushkarini where Buddha's mother Maya Devi took her ritual first bath during the birth of Siddhartha Gautama. This Place is known as Peace loving place where people come from different parts of the world visit the pilgrimage as a fountain of peace and which was declared in 1998. The birthplace of Lord Buddha is the famous tourist destination because every year 40,000 people visit Lumbini. Due to the above fact, all the Rupandehi district has been benefited through the tourism in promotion of Lumbini. The Birthplace of Lord Buddha shows us the past childhood life of Lord Buddha and the development of the religion called Buddhism.
Lumbini is rich in the different historical pilgrimage sites that are scattered from the outside Lumbini which is as 62 archeological. The tour to the Lumbini started through the Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gotihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Aurora kit, Devadaha, and Ramagrama. Some of the major places in the Lumbini area are mentioned below;
1. Maya Devi Temple;
It is one of the most sacred sites in the Lumbini garden where many researchers and the archaeological person found the Lord Gautam’s exact spot where the place of Lord Buddha was made. Maya Devi is the mother of Siddhartha Gautam. Many wonderful sculptures, paintings are shown by which they reflect the story of living in the historical time and are slightly projecting from the background.
2. Lumbini Garden
The Lumbini garden is the site which is marked by a certain stone pillar and was erected by the Indian Emperor Ashoka at the time of 245 B.C.One of the most important facts of the place is the stone marked which shows the results of the exact birthplace of Buddha. It is also said in the history of religious Buddhist that Buddha able to take his first seven footsteps and popularly it is believed as the signal of peace and message to Humanity. Mayadevi is the daughter of Shakya King Married the king of Kapilvastu Suddhodhan married each other. The birth of Buddha.
The place name Tilaurakot is the actual capital of the place Kapilvastu which is identified as the research of the many archaeologists and also the hometown of the King Suddhodhan. As studying the history of the Lumbini it is also clear that Buddha spent his almost 29 years being a prince of his father Kingdom. It also said that Chinese travelers have already visited Tilaurakot more than 2500 years ago. As there experience, they see different numerous stupas, monasteries in that palaces.
This is a very interesting place where king Suddhadharsan met his son after returning back home from his cosmic enlightenment for the first time after leaving his home. It is situated at 4.5 km south of the Tilaurakot. Lumbini is a famous destination in the world because of religious and cultural importance and one of the best destinations for tourists who want to know more about the Lord Gautama Buddha. Sometimes we have been gone through the wrong message that Lord Gautama Buddha was born in another country but if we the original and historical fact of them.
Lumbini surely, you don't even have to go through such messages. Nepal is a tourism country and we are going to call more and more tourists to visit Nepal in the coming year. It is only possible when we started to work on it with the help of different informational sources and promotional materials like social, media platforms, different fliers’ prospectus, making a video on the touristic area of the country.