Lumbini is a very popular place in Nepal because it is said to be where Buddha was born in 642 BC. In Buddhism, the place is considered to be one of the four holy places. According to religious belief, this place used to be a garden where Sal trees abound. Buddha’s mother, Maya Devi, began to feel labor pains in the garden and took hold of a low-lying branch of a Sal tree as she gave birth. Because of its importance as a holy place, Buddhists from all over the world visit the town.
Lumbini has remarkable beauty, and old Sanskrit and Pali writings give witness to this. Aside from this, the town has many temples [Read more…]