Lumbini – The Birth Place of Lord Buddha, Jan 26-27

Lumbini is the first one of the four holiest pilgrimage sites of Buddhist, the others being the place where he reached enlightenment (Buddha – en enlightened), the place where he preached the first time and the site where deceased.

Basically one can go see the exact place of his birth, the holy lake where his mother bathed after giving birth and the holy garden surrounding the site – though this was more like a jungle of prayer flags.

Moving away from the birth site there is a long artificial canal which and on both sides of it there are beautiful monastaries built by different nations and organizations all in a variety of different architechtures. Furhter more, at the end of the canal near the birth site, we found the Eternal peace flame.

The birthplace it self
The birthplace it self
The Korean monastary where we had our accomodation. It was unfinished and basically we only had to pay for the food.
The Korean monastary where we had our accomodation. It was unfinished and basically we only had to pay for the food.
The Chinese monastary just near the Korean one.
The Chinese monastary just near the Korean one.
Chinese monastary with an interesting tree
Chinese monastary with an interesting tree
German monastary - one of the most beautiful ones, though the architechture was in no way typical german
German monastary – one of the most beautiful ones, though the architechture was in no way typical german

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The canal with the eternal peace flame at one end and a holy pillar
The canal with the eternal peace flame at one end and a holy pillar
The following morning children munks were playing with a swingrope when no tourists had arrived yet.
The following morning children munks were playing with a swingrope when no tourists had arrived yet.
It is a great accomplishment, meybe even blessing, if a buddhist man can afford to send one of his boys to bacome a munk at the monastary.
It is a great accomplishment, meybe even blessing, if a buddhist man can afford to send one of his boys to bacome a munk at the monastary.
Always remember to unwear your shoes when you go inside!
Always remember to unwear your shoes when you go inside!
The water in the canal was like a mirror - later in the day a speed boat took tourists up and down the lake.
The water in the canal was like a mirror – later in the day a speed boat took tourists up and down the lake.
The Eternal Peace Flame
The Eternal Peace Flame
Everywhere these signs with the wisdoms and preachings of Buddha were to be found.
Everywhere these signs with the wisdoms and preachings of Buddha were to be found.

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a Holy tree in the holy garden
a Holy tree in the holy garden
All they Brahmins would sit aroung and pray around this tree.
All they Brahmins would sit aroung and pray around this tree.
The Sri Lankan Monastary
The Sri Lankan Monastary

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The Thai Monastary
The Thai Monastary

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