Lumbini is believed to be the birthplace of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama.
The Maya Devi Temple
The legend has it that his mother, Maya Devi, was passing through Lumbini when ten months pregnant, and upon stopping to bathe at a local beauty spot, gave birth to her child. The Maya Devi temple now stands on this spot.
Peaceful and without a great deal of tangible evidence to confirm the fact, save some ancient ruins and a pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka, it is the atmosphere of the town that makes a visit to this pilgrim site so worthwhile.
Whilst there are plans to develop the region on a grand scale, for the time being at least Lumbini remains untouched and unspoilt.
Map of Lumbini
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Places near Lumbini
- Pokhara 67 miles away
- Dhampus 67 miles away
- Birethanti 69 miles away
- Ghandruk 70 miles away
- Tanchock 71 miles away
- Seti River 72 miles away
- Chitwan National Park 75 miles away
- Bandipur 77 miles away
- Annapurna 85 miles away
- Kurintar 88 miles away
- Terai 108 miles away
- Bardia National Park 121 miles away
- Kathmandu 127 miles away
- Kathmandu Valley 131 miles away
- Bhaktapur 134 miles away
- Nagarkot 140 miles away
- Dhulikhel 141 miles away
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