The Lumbini Birthplace Of Lord Buddha(623A.D.)
The history of Lumbini was re-stablished with the visit of the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, who made a pilgrimage in 249 B.C., and erected a stone pillar bearing an inscription stating “Hida Budhe Jate Budhe Jate Shakyamuniti”, which means that Shakyamuni Buddha was born here. After his visit structural activities started to mark the birthplace of the Lord Buddha. he worshipped the nativity tree, the bathing tank and also visited the other surrounding historical sites such as Kapilvastu, Ramgram and Niglihawa.
Later on, three famouse Chinese pilgims – Tseng Tsai(4th century A.D.), Fa – Hsein(5th century A.D) and Hiuen Tsang (7th century A.D.) visited Lumbini. Hiuen Tsang’s travel account gives a detailed description of the area, including the Ashokan Pillar with a horse carved on the top of it. King Ripu Malla (1312 A.D.) of Karnali, marked his visit by an engraving on the…
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