Tour Of Lumbini
|Posted on:||28 November 2017 / 06:25|
Team Himalaya offers a cultural trip towards South Mid West Nepal at Lumbini, one of the site
under world heritage site, famous as birth place of Lord Buddha, the “Light of Asia”. This is a
short trip with a flight to Bhairawa close to India border and then a short trip leads to famous
Lumbini in the comfort of nice hotels. Here with guide visit amidst culturally important
sites,places and fly back to Kathmandu.
The history as follows, according to Buddhist tradition, Maya Devi (or Mayadevi) gave birth to
the Buddha on her way to her parent’s home in Devadaha in the month of May in the year 642
BC. Feeling the onset of labor pains, she grabbed hold of the branches of a shade tree and gave
birth to Siddharta Gautama, the future Buddha. The Buddha is said to have announced, “This is
my final rebirth” as he entered the world. Buddhist tradition also has it that he walked
immediately after his birth and took seven steps, under each of which a lotus flower bloomed.
In 249 BC, the Buddhist convert Emperor Ashoka visited Lumbini and constructed four stupas
and a stone pillar. Ashoka’s Pillar bears an inscription that translates as: “King Piyadasi
(Ashoka), beloved of devas, in the 20 year of the coronation, himself made a royal visit, Buddha
Sakyamuni having been born here, a stone railing was built and a stone pillar erected to the
Bhagavan [“blessed one”] having been born here. Lumbini village was taxed reduced and
entitled to the eight part (only)”.
The site was rediscovered in 1895, when a German archaeologist came upon Ashoka’s Pillar,
identified by its inscription. Records made by the Chinese pilgrim Fa Xian were also used in the
process of identifying this religiously acclaimed site. Lumbini was designated a UNESCO World
Heritage Site in 1997.
Day 01: Fly to Bhairawa and transfer to Kapilvastu-Lumbini.
As per the flight in the afternoon transfer to the domestic airport for the scenic flight to the south
west of Nepal at Bhairawa airport, on arrival our reprensative will receive you with a drive of
about one hour to Kapilvastu at Lumbini. On reaching at Lumbini check into the Hotel.
Day 02: Visit Lord Buddha’s births places and fly to Kathmandu.
Morning visit to the Lord Buddha’s birth places and other historical sites, late afternoon fly back
Lumbini is the traditional birthplace of Gautam Buddha,the founder of Buddhism.