Lumbini – Birth Place Of Lord Buddha

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Like the Mount Everest another pride of Nepal is having been known as birthplace of Lord Buddha. I know many of the people do know about Buddha and Buddhism but majority of them wouldn’t know where Buddha was born. There were some disputes in the past which said the Buddha was born in India. It was nothing but the rumors but now it has been proven that Nepal is the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam Buddha. I had been their while I was a small kid. I hardly remember the details but I am just proud to have been their even though I was a kid back then.

The birthplace where the Lord Buddha was born is called Lumbini. It is situated in southwestern part of Terai region of Nepal in Rupandehi District, Lumbini Zone. This is the holy place where queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautam who later was known as Buddha and found Buddhism. Buddha grew up and lived up to the age of 29 in his palace. So this place is one of the famous and religious places in the world. People from different parts of the world come to offering prayers and homage to this holy place. There is one Ashoka pillar with some writings in it that proves Lumbini is the birth place of Siddhartha Gautam Buddha. Lumbini is the symbol of peace, love, and friendship. In Buddha Purnima (full moon day when Buddha was born) many worshipers and Buddhists monk come to pray for long time peace in the world.

Being a holy place it has not only attracted the people from Nepal or other Buddhist but people from all over the world as well. Recently lots of construction has been going on in that area. Lots of the Buddhist countries like China, Japan, and others have built lots of temples in regards to Buddha around Lumbini. Buddhist or not once you are there, you will find the place to good to visit and will surely get some idea about Buddhism and know the history of Buddha of his childhood and his adulthood where he was a prince in his time.

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