[On the basis of the Ashokan edicts at Paderia and Nigliva and their location along with reports of Rohan L. Jayetilleke (Article in The Himalayan Voice, March 22,2010) and Robin Coningham of Bradford University we can accept the location of Kapilavastu in Nepal Tarai zone. In this context the viewContinue Reading

      Brief Description 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 developedContinue Reading

      Articles Taken from LUMBINI magazine, May 1998, volume 1: Lumbini’s Facts and Figures 1. Lumbini is the birth place of the Buddha and situated in present day Nepal. 2. It is located at 22 km south-west of Siddharthanagar (Bhairawa). 3. Lumbini was visited by the Buddha severalContinue Reading

1) The Sacred Garden Zone: It is in incomplete stage at the moment. The main archaeological site, where the Mayadevi Shrine was located is being excavated. So far archaeologists have found many items from there of which two are very significant: Marker stone of the Buddha’s birth spot and anContinue Reading

Buddha Purnima – Buddhists remembering threefold events, the birth of The Buddha in Lumbini, attainment of Buddhahood in Buddhagaya and his Parinirvana in Kusinara celebrate Buddha Purnima – Vesak which falls on full moon of May. Devotees go to religious places on this day freely as it is official holiday.Continue Reading

Lumbini (The Birthplace of Gautama Buddha) Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. This the apostle of peace, compassion, non-violence and universal brotherhood was born here in 624 B.C. It is the most sacred place of Buddhism and lies in the Terai about 250 km south west of Kathmandu, theContinue Reading

      Articles Taken from LUMBINI magazine, May 1998, volume 1:   Lumbini’s Latest Discovery: the Birth Spot of the BuddhaVen. Bhikshu Sudarshan Mahasthavir    Lumbini (Lummini) 2 is the birthplace of Sakyamuni Buddha. At the age of 29, the Buddha-to-be (Bodhisattva) renounced in Kapilavastu (present-day Tilaurakot), and atContinue Reading

Tihar is biggest festival of lights or flowers or joys. This festival falls after 15 days of end of Dashain. It generally falls during the month of October. This festival is celebrated by people using different names such as Dipawali, Bhai Tika,  Laxmi Puja etc. This festival is also knownContinue Reading

      Information about Lumbini:  Location: Lumbini is situated in the Southwestern Nepal amid Tarai. Climate: Summer 44°C to 28°C, winter 26°C to 7°C Best time to visit: October to March Nearest International Airport: Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu Nearest Domestic Airport: Lumbini Airport Must Visits: Buddha Vihar and AshokaContinue Reading

Nepal, संघिय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल (the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Sanghiya Loktantrik Ganatantra Nepal) is a Landlocked Himalayan country which is situated between the Republic of India (East, West and South sides) and the People’s Republic of China (North Side). Nepal occupies 1,47,181 Sq. Km Area. Nepal is multiContinue Reading