Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Nan Tien Temple: the Lumbini Garden
Lumbini means "the lovely", and is located in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal.
It is here that Queen Mayadevi gave birth to the baby (Prince Siddhartha Gautama ) who would become the Buddha.
Mayadevi was apparently travelling back to her parents' home in to have her baby when she came across a beautiful grove full of flowers and fruit. She stopped to rest here and soon after gave birth.