Lumbini Sightseeing

Lumbini SightseeingSince ancient past Nepal has had an unbroken tradition of being the fountainhead of spiritual knowledge in the world. Lord Buddha is a prominent link in the chain of spiritual master incarnates who were born in Nepal to reveal the secrets of the inner realms of mind and soul. He taught how to merge the individual soul with the universal soul and thus attain nirvana and end the cycle of birth, rebirth and suffering.

Shakyamuni Buddha was born in Lumbini, in southern Nepal, two thousand five hundred years ago. Since his time, Nepal has been a sacred ground for Buddhist as the birthplace of Buddha. Lumbini is a small town in the southern Terai plains of Nepal, where the ruins of the old city can still be seen.

Shakyamuni Buddha was born to royal family. His mother queen Maya Devi had a dream foretelling his coming. In her dream, she saw a white elephant with nine tusks come down from heaven and enter her body. When the time for his delivery, she left for her parental home, according to the practice of the time. En route to her parent’s home, she gave birth to Siddharta Gautama in the gardens of Lumbini.