A sacred destination, birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama (Lord Gautama Buddha), Buddhism, is a holy place located east of Kapilvastu and southwest Devadaha of Shakya kingdom of Nepal. It is approximately 259 km away from Kathmandu Valley.
It's no great surprise to learn that the world heritage listed Lumbini, a huge religious significance and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from around the world. This divine place is bordered by a large cloistered zone in which only monasteries can be built, no shops, no hotels or restaurants. The religious heart of Lumbini is Maya Devi Temple, which symbols the spot where Queen Maya Devi gave birth to Siddhartha gautam. A sacred garden is connected to the pillar of Asoka, historic ruins of stupas, monks with maroon and saffron robe sitting under the Bodhi (pipal). The modern temple made up of simple white building that protects the ancient ruins. On the south side of the temple is a sacred pool where it has been said that newly born Buddha’s was bathed. And in front of the pool, eternal peace Flame is illuminating since 1986. All around the Lumbini, colourful prayer flags are strung between the trees. Those flags carry prayers and mantras heavenward as they flap onto the breeze.
As an initial of Buddhism, people come from all around the world to visit this godly place to be blessed with inner peace.