Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha

Lumbini is the place where, according to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Gautama Buddha in 563 BCE.

Maya Devi Temple at Lumbini
This postcard was sent from Australia by Helen

Maya Devi Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple situated at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lumbini, Nepal. It is the main temple at Lumbini, a site traditionally considered the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. The temple stands adjacent to a sacred pool (known as Puskarni) and a sacred garden. The archaeological remains at the site were previously dated to the third-century BCE brick buildings constructed by Ashoka. A sixth-century BCE timber shrine was discovered in 2013. - in: wikipedia

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