Maya Devi Temple, Lumbini

4.4
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Great place, we can see and understand the journey of Lord Buddha . Lots of knowledge can be learned here.  more »
  • I had been visited here its rellay great here has so many temple which made so many country You most visited likely palace in this state  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!

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