Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is located about 325-kilometers southwest of Kathmandu. Lumbini is the place where the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who later became the Buddha, the Enlightened One, was born in623 B.C. for that reason it has become one of the sacred places on earth. Lumbini situates in fertile plains of Terai to the south of the Churia mountains next to the cities of Butwal and Bairahawa. In this holy land stand series of edifices including the Pillar of Asoka, the inscription in which says that the Buddha born here. Next to the Pillar inside the temple of Maya Devi, one can see the scene of the Buddha’s born carved on Rock. This temple has been an object of the cult by devotees from the beginnings of the Christian era.
The entire territory is under research from the department of archaeology. Recently Lumbini is decorating by countless temples and Monasteries from world communities. The monasteries and Stupas from, Japan, Srilanka, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Tibet, World Peace Pagoda, China Temple, Nepal Buddha Temple, and Dharmaswami Buddhist monastery are already built and more and more are under construction and plan.
Lumbini means beautiful and the name Lumbini is derived from a garden named after the grandmother of Lord Buddha. Lord Buddha’s grandmother’s name was also Lumbini.
Tilaurakot is situated 27 kilometres west of Lumbini. Tilaurakot is the ancient palace of King Suddodhan, Sidhartha Gautam’s father, where the Buddha spent his formative 29-years, as a Shakya Prince. Allowing yourself for a moment to wander around and soak in the atmosphere of archaeological sites will give you further information. The guide that accompanies you may explain to you at an extensive level. There’s a museum nearby, the Kapilavastu Museum, the pottery, jewellery, and ornaments are gathered in-house.
Lumbini is the place where the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who later became the Buddha, the Enlightened One, was born in 623 B.C.”