Brief introduction to Lumbini city:
Lumbini is the sound birth place of Lord Siddhartha Gautam Buddha-the Apostle of
Compassion & Non-Violence. He is not only the Light of Asia but the Messenger of
Universal Peace as well. The auspicious garden of Lumbini is situated amidst the
newly established town of Siddharthanagar in the hot Terai plains of west Nepal.
The broken Ashokan Pillar, holy remnants of an old Buddhist monastery, divine
images of the Buddha's mother Great Maya Devi, etc are still well preserved
here. Extensive excavation task is being carried out with promising effects. It
is accessible by air from the capital city to Bhairahawa whence you can continue
proceeding by a motor-car.
Some of the major spots to visit in Lumbini:
The Buddhist Temple
The monastery of the Buddhist temple is built inside the surrounding complex of
Lumbini in the manner of modern Buddhist shrines in Nepal. The prayer-hall
contains a big image of Lord Shakyamuni Buddha in the medieval style. Colorful
artistic murals decorate the large walls.