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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  • A large white building and outside of the building are the ruins of an ancient temple and also an old monastery. There is a smaller Lake, behind the temple and some large trees, where monks sit in a circle and meditating.
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  • This temple is part of the Lumbini complex, no photos allowed inside the temple proper, but there are other areas to visit also. Many devoted here chanting and shoes must be off.  more »
  • Visited maya devi temple in lumbini. Buddhist believe this is the place where siddartha gautham was born. Not allowed to take pictures inside. Around this there are many Buddhist temples. It is easy i...  more »
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  • Very beautiful temple with great scenarios around. One of the main attraction of Lumbini. ☺☺
  • Birth plane of lord Buddha ! I love this place very much ! Everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime .
  • Find peace. Follow lord Buddhas words. The world knows that Buddha was born in Nepal but a few people knows that the exact place of Buddha's birthplace. It's spiritual as lords enlightments and his holiness. Every corner of this temple makes you feel pure and greatful towards Buddha.
  • Reverent, religious and historical place- Lord Buddha's birth place. The place is well preserved by complete coverage of transparent glass with wooden platform all around. You can see the exact birth place through the glass. Behind the place there is a pond and a big tree. Buddha spent his childhood days in this serene environment. All around we can see prayer flags with sutras ( sermons) fluttering and spreading the message of peace, compassion and strength. Not a tourist spot.
  • Birthplace of gautam buddha. A temple on the name of Gautam Buddha Mother.

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