Maya Devi Temple, Lumbini

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Feel the energy of the Buddha's birthplace at Maya Devi Temple, a World Heritage Site built over possibly the earliest Buddhist shrine in the world. When you visit this magnet for pilgrims, you can observe the sacred pond in which Maya Devi allegedly took a bath before delivering her son the Buddha, as well as the 2,300-years-old pillar erected by King Ashoka who embraced Buddhism. Using our world travel planner, Lumbini attractions like Maya Devi Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • part of lumbini. located near a big lake where u can take boat ride. kind of holy place. clean gree and nice. unlike Nepal and Hindu worship place. has a nice pond near and a green clean court yard...  more »
  • I have visited Lumbini 2-3 times. But everytime I go it fills my heart with tranquility. The silent atmosphere keeps my heart at peace.  more »
  • If you're in Lumbini, this is why. Overall a very peaceful environment. Would recommend hiring a tuk tuk for a tour of the entire complex as it is spread out with many different Buddhist...  more »
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  • In Lumbini monastic zone, only monasteries can be built and no shops, hotels or restaurants are allowed. It is separated into an eastern and western monastic zones. Need to good time to visit all the monasteries. This particulate Temple, Maya Devi, is birth place of Buddha. [I have added other monasteries photos here as well, as it is really confusing for me monastery-wise photo uploading).
  • Its totally worth it!! Such a soothing place with pure spiritual vibes. Specially, do visit the place during evening after 5, you will love i!
  • A UNESCO world heritage site and it is said where Buddha is born. In the surrounding gardens there is a pool and the Ashoka pillar and inside the building is the exact rock where he was born. I got to say I am somewhat suspicious that they can know if this is where he was born but there you go. You are not allowed to take pictures inside.
  • I personally found the place peacefull. It gave me immense satisfaction and feeling of freedom from aggression and hatred. My personal experience was, I felt as if I was walking on the lawn of happiness. The cheerfulness in people face reminded me of a Biblical garden or may be the garden of heaven. The Lumbini area itself is holy and the specific site is no less than Heaven itself.
  • There’s a separate ticket inspection booth and entrance into the Maya Devi temple. Also a small security search but nothing too forceful. This is after all one of the most important religious sites in the world. It’s the location where Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha the most enlightened of Buddhist followers of the current age was born. Inside the Maya Devi Complex is a small landscaped garden area that consists of the Maya Devi temple, a pool of water, the Ashokan pillar and the sacred Bodhi tree. Along with my rickshaw driver I walked to the simple side entrance of the Mayan Devi temple to enter.

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