Lumbini

Around c. 483 BCE on ‘Vaishak Pornima’ Gautama Buddha declared four holy places as Dhamma places.

  1. Birthplace of Buddha- Lumbini
  2. Enlightenment Place -Buddhagaya
  3. Dhamma Chakra privartana Place-Sarnath
  4. Mahaparinirvana Place – Kushinara

According to buddha lumbini is the first holy place. Various Scriptures shown that lumbini was the park in between shudhodhana kings capital place kapilvasttu and mahamayas father Anjan’s capital was devdah.

Firstly it was unamed but after birth of siddhartha it called as ‘Lumbini’.

Siddhartha’s Birth

Queen Maya returned to her parents’ home to give birth as that was the custom in india. Roads were decorated with flowers and silk banners.When  Mahamaya came at lumbini park , she said we should stop and took rest of night in this beautiful park.

Queen Maya returned to her parents’ home to give birth as that was the custom in india. Roads were decorated with flowers and silk banners.When  Mahamaya came at lumbini park , she said we should stop and took rest of night in this beautiful park.

She reached up to a branch to plunk a flower. Suddenly, a baby boy was born from her. It was c.563 BCE and it was friday ‘vaishak pornima’. His body shone with a dazzling light and he was perfect in every way. A soft rain fell and the night air was filled with heavenly music. The deer and other animals in park, sensing something special, came and looked in wonder at the prince.

It is supposed that he told everyone I am the for most in the world . This is my last birth.” Then the smiled and took seven step in each direction . lotuses sprang open under his feet as he walked.

There under shal tree siddharthas get his first bath. Then queen Maya retuned to the palace. when the king saw his son said, ‘I am filled with great joy. And let us celebrate this moment.’

Shudhodhana was 45 years old at that time they had baby after very long wait.

How it Named Lumbini park

Before birth of Siddhartha Gautama Lumbini park was not specifically named.It was helly ,big, beautiful place in between shakya and koliya dynesty.

Shudhodhan’s in-lows were king Anjan and sulakshana .later on sulakshana known as Lumbini . After birth of Siddhartha, on the 5th day of naming ceremony queen sulakshana(Lumbini) buy that beautiful place and gifted to the Siddhartha.that’s why from that day that place were called ‘Lumbini Park’.

Ancient And Modern Lumbini

world famous Lumbini is present at ‘Tavliya Distict near bhgwanpur folding.it is 2 km north from bhagwanpur.There are total 75 districts in nepal. In india it is present north to the gorakhpur. From kapilvasttu it is just 26 km.and from india-nepal border it is just 10 km.

lumbini’s ancient name was ‘padariya’ and now it is known as “Rummindeyi”.or “lumbini”.from 20 km away there is ‘Tailorkot’, Niglihawa, Gothihawa places are present.A Niglihawa koynamaan budddha stupa is present.A Gotihawa Ashoka stambha is present.Lumbini is west 18 km away from Siddhartha nagar.

According to Hu n stang writer where Siddhartha had his first bath there is very big Stupa is build . At the center of lumbini there is Birth place of Siddhartha.

When Samrath Asoka c.249 started his journey to the various Buddhist places that time he firstly went to the lumbini from patliputra. There dhamma guru upgupta showing birth place to Ashoka. then Ashoka make huge stupa of 120ft tall and on that stupa he worte all stroy of his complete ‘dhhamayatra’.

Lumbini Archaeological work

At the time of Damma yatra Ashoka build rock pillar,it is called as Ashoka Stamah.it is found in excavation .

First of all in 1866 Germen Archaeologist Dr.aluahus fuhear came to lumbini.he told about this holy place.then in 1896 Dr fuhear and shamsher rana discovered ‘Ashok Sambha’.

it is now it height 22 ft long and there is horse on it .on rock piller article is written.it is in words of Ashoka and it is in pali.

prayadarshi samrat Ashoka after Coronation having puja beause this is birth place of shakyamuni bhagwan gautama buddha. here one wall is also build because this is birth place of gautama buddha lumbini is getting free from the 8 th part of tax.

these all incidences proves that lumbini is the birth place of Gautama.that;s why it is one of the holy place in gautama buddha’s life.

Here they did up to 30 ft archaeological survey.there they found Buddha statue , holy bones of siddhartha,stambha,Rock pillar etc