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Maya Devi Temple

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Address: Lumbini, Nepal
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A holy place for every Buddhist, Lumbini and the ancient ruins are...

A holy place for every Buddhist, Lumbini and the ancient ruins are associated with the birthplace of Buddha.

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We did not realize the significance before we reached there. Retain your tickets purchased at outside counters as you will need it here. You walk to the exact place of Lord... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did not realize the significance before we reached there. Retain your tickets purchased at outside counters as you will need it here. You walk to the exact place of Lord Buddha's birth (a bit of the walk to the temple). Even if you do not see other monasteries, it is ok. We hired driver Yadav (98194 84832 / 98194... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Maya Devi Temple, the exact place where Lord Buddha is believed to born. The energy of the place brings a pleasing and calm feeling. We feel a meditative energy inside the temple. There is a Ashok Pillar beside the temple. It is a historical and archeological site and a must visit for all!!

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Thank aloknbsm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Maya Devi temple is actually a large building housing the ruins of the actual birthplace of the Gautam Buddha. I found it the least interesting site in the entire Lumbini Development Zone. The remains of 2000 year old stupas & small temples surrounding it were a bit more interesting

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1 Thank Penny B
Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maya Devi Temple is main attraction where Gautam Buddha birth place is pin point. The place is real calm and peaceful, very clean, well setup and well conserved. I can spend many hours in this place roaming around, meditating and finding my self.

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Thank Raju L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All religions, races are coming here to worship the history and culture, making it such a variety of harmonious place! #D10追寻佛祖诞生的那棵娑罗双树#不知道有多少人第一次对尼泊尔有深刻印象是因为释迦族的那位王子在蓝毗尼花园的诞生。从最初的中学历史教科书,到后来教授导基的佛教,再到导览参观各处的佛教寺院,我有着很深的释迦牟尼情结。所以,尽管知道去Lumbini的交通不便,道路艰难,还是决计前往。没有tourist bus,花重金包下一辆"豪车"(吉普),去拜谒佛祖故地。 感动从没有进入蓝毗尼花园遗址便已经开始了。和周边泥土飞扬、破败不堪的街道相比,一进入sacred garden园区就有一种沉静的氛围,湿地保护区把神圣花园遗址围居中心,大批盛装的印度教信徒鱼贯而入,印证了第一个向导所说,印度教信徒都把佛教当作一种哲学信仰。我们在这里再次成为小众,从脱鞋处开始,可爱的尼泊尔人就常跑来要求合影。与印度接壤的蓝毗尼地处热带,赤足踩在砖石路上的感觉与此很搭调。绕着阿育王柱(Asoka Pillar)转了九圈,体会这位昔日孔雀王朝君主的虔诚。跟着很多印度教信众身后进入摩耶夫人祠,转出来到了入口读了说明,才发现最重要的marker stone没有看到。重又返回,去找那块考古证明是乔达摩悉达多诞生之处的标志石,和重现当年佛陀出生于娑罗双树下时的情景还原画像石(Nativity Sculpture)。非常欣慰,它们都在那里,趴着看了几眼,我跑到不远处打坐一分钟,冥想一下佛教壁画中经常显现的baby Buddha七步莲花、九象沐浴的景象,脑海中勾勒出佛教第一圣地当年花园的诸般美妙。 感动远不止于想象,圣池前的菩提树,菩提树旁一望无边的祈福经幡,经幡下手捧莲花、集体打坐诵经的出家在家弟子,菩提树下揽叶折花的西方信徒,菩提树旁讲经说法的僧侣听众,连着主画面外围的飞鸽、五颜六色的印度教信徒和前来参观的西方基督教游客,和谐到让我有些想哭,和平触手可及,兼容更得自在。世界之大,足纳万物,何苦纷争? 沿着中轴线的运河,世界和平塔和摩耶夫人祠遥相对应,不知道法国设计师是不是受了DC国会大厦和林肯纪念碑中轴线设计思想的启发。本想沿河一直走到世界和平塔,结果中途被west monastic zone岔开,从法国寺、德国寺、尼泊尔寺、加拿大寺一路狂走到中华寺,正碰上寺中晚课,出来时已近夕阳时分,无望再走到和平塔,和甜妞坐上一辆人力车返回。没想到车夫伯伯又带我们从east monastic zone骑回,沿途走马指花地讲解了泰国寺、缅甸寺、老挝寺、冥想中心……心里沉甸甸地满足,不负这山路奔波、满面尘灰,半天的蓝毗尼朝圣之旅,无憾!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restoration is still in progress inside the temple. An eye opener to the many devotees paying their homage around the birth place of Buddha. A guide is a must to this place as then one will understand what each feature represents, like the Bo tree abd the Ashoka stone pillar. On one end of the ground is this temple where... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like Mayadevi temple and the Lumbini garden because it is the birthplace of Buddha located in Nepal. well known for place of Peace and love. i reach this place many time as a guide advice you all travelers to go to the birth place of buddha once in a life time to feel the peace.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the temples in Lumbini Park. They were all so different and interesting. Visited for sunrise and there were little tourists. It was very special. You have to hire a rickshaw to take you round. Be careful they ask for more than what was agreed at the start. Very good trip!

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Thank MDHarding
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Maya Devi Temple is a must-visit and the main attraction to see the birth place of Lord Buddha at Lumbini. Inside the temple you can see a long queue of many tourists to see the exact birth place of Buddha. Very nicely maintained and inside the temple photography is not allowed. Before entering one have to get entry ticket to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

It is a decent walk from the entrance to the tree lined avenue to the temple. Saw a few monkeys on the way. Shoes off and no photos allowed inside the white coloured temple. Walk on raised flooring to inspect ruins of previous temples on the site then finally the stone that records where Buddha was born. Buddhists were chanting... More 

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