Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Lumbini - Nepal

Nepal has 4 WHS and with this card sent by Johnson, i've all of them!! Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha was added to the World Heritage List in 1997. 

Lumbinī  is a Buddhist pilgrimmage site in the Rupandehi district in southern Nepal.

Photo © Jagadish Tiwari
Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha, was born in 623 B.C. in the famous gardens of Lumbini, which soon became a place of pilgrimage. Among the pilgrims was the Indian emperor Ashoka, who erected one of his commemorative pillars there. The site is now being developed as a Buddhist pilgrimage centre, where the archaeological remains associated with the birth of the Lord Buddha form a central feature. - in:

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