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Lumbini Tour 10 Day.
Lumbini Tour 10 Day. Many people are interested in Lumbini Tour. Lumbini lies in the Rupandehi district of Lumbini zone. It lies in western Nepal. It is about 20 km far from the Gautam Buddha airport, Siddhartha Nagar. And it is 27 km far from the Indian Border, Sunauli.
LUMBINI IN THE ANCIENT TIME
Buddhist literature also places Lumbini in between of two kingdoms. They are Sakya kingdom of Kapilvastu and Koliya kingdom of Devadaha. Moreover, Tiraulakot lies 28 km east of Lumbini. It is the capital of the Sakyas. Similarly, Devadaha lies 32 km east of Lumbini. It is the capital of the Koliyas. Furthermore, it is a beautiful pleasure and also a recreation garden. Both kingdoms maintained it collectively during the lifetime of the lord Buddha.
BIRTH OF BUDDHA
Maya Devi is the queen of King Suddhodana of Kapilvastu. On a beautiful morning of 623 BC, she arrived Lumbini. She was actually on her way to her maternal home, Devadaha. Moreover, she was going there for the delivery of her first child. The service providers attended her while she was walking in the garden with the child in her womb. She was walking slowly and enjoying the peace, tranquility and solace of the Lumbini garden. Then suddenly she felt the labor pain.
She realized the time of delivery and bathed in the Sakya Puskarani. It is located almost at the center of the garden. After purifying herself she was seeking support in her situation. There she preceded twenty five steps to the north. There was also a beautiful Asoka tree full of flowers. And she hold a branch of that tree.
Things to do
You can visit the beautiful monasteries. They were built by countries from around the world. You can also admire the spectacular and diverse architecture that they showcase. Meanwhile, you may soak up the peaceful atmosphere. And above all visit the Mayadevi Temple. It dates back to 2,200 years of history.,
Moreover, you can walk around the garden or find a quiet spot to contemplate. The focal point for pilgrims is a sandstone carving. It depicts the birth of the Lord Buddha. It reputedly was left there by the Malla King Ripu Malla in the 14th century. When Mayadevi was worshiped as an incarnation of a Hindu mother goddess. Therefore, one of the attractions here is the Asoka Pillar. It was built by a Buddhist convert, the great Indian Emperor Asoka. Furthermore, he built it while he was visiting the birthplace of the Buddha back in 249 BC. (Gurla Mandata Trekking)