buddha Lumbini

Lumbini Temple - Most Spiritual Place in Nepal

Monday, October 02, 2017Atishay Jain

About The Temple

It's a little controversial, But as per Buddhist tradition, Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi District of Nepal where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) in 563 BCE. However, India claims that that Buddha was born in India.

What's Inside?

Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi Temple and several others which are still under repairing. Many monuments, monasteries and a museum. There are different monasteries for each country inside the temple area, which you can cover through e-rickshaw or by walk. It takes 3-4 hours easily to cover all the monasteries and most of them close by 5-6 PM. So try to go during early morning (As it is tiring to cover them all during noon time). There are many gates from where you can enter and take the exit. So make sure you note down the gate from which you get entered.

Mayadevi Temple - There is no photography allowed inside, where there is a stone which is claimed to be the place on which Buddha was born.
Mayadevi Temple, Lumbini
Mayadevi Temple, Lumbini
Pics I have taken inside Lumbini Temple premises which is 3-4 km long and has different attractions like museums, monasteris, boating, parks, farms, etc
boating in Lumbini
Temple premises where you can enjoy boating

Little Buddha at Temple Premises
Little Buddha at Temple Premises
Temple Premises
Old Structures at Temple Premises
Old Structures at Temple Premises
Monasteries in Lumbini
Different monasteris of countries

Buddha in Lumbini
Monasteries in Lumbini
Monasteries inside the temple area

Why Lumbini Disappoints us?

However the city has no development at all. There is no market, no restaurants and no good hotels. Facilities are poor and development is really slow. The biggest shock to us was - "There was not even a single pure vegeterian restaurant in the entire city of Lumbini" Being a veggie, it was hard to get dinner there. We managed on samosa and chai for the entire time. There were also no guides, maps or instructions inside the temple premises, we got lost many times and took wrong exit due to which a "Rickshaw wala" fooled us.

Note - This is my personal opinion as per my experience, it can be differnet for you. I shared whatever i faced. Enjoy Travelling and exploring. You can also check my post of Phewa Lake , Pokhra.

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