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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  • Since I was only 5 hours away. I thought I should not miss this Sacred Buddish birthplace. Turns out it was a 8 hour bus ride. The highloght is the sacred temple which takes about q5 min to visit. Loc...  more »
  • Just like Christianity, it all started with a baby. In the beginning...this is the story of Buddhism from 2500 years ago. It is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. It is ...  more »
  • 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!
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