Lumbini

Lumbini – The birthplace of Buddha in Nepal faces serious threat from pollution

Lumbini – The birthplace of Buddha in Nepal faces serious threat from pollution

As per recent data collected from air quality monitoring stations in five places across the country show the historic site has become highly polluted.

May 10, 2017, 12:13 PM IST

Thousands flock to Buddha's birthplace to seek safety and peace

Hundreds and thousands of people from Nepal and neighbouring India flocked to the birth place of Lord Buddha on Monday to pray for safety and peace in the earthquake-devastated country on the occasion of Buddha Poornima.

May 05, 2015, 01:25 AM IST
Share Nepal's pain, hope it bounces back soon: PM Modi on Buddha Purnima

Share Nepal's pain, hope it bounces back soon: PM Modi on Buddha Purnima

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday led the nation in prayers and solidarity with the people of India and Nepal on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.

May 04, 2015, 08:22 AM IST

China extends support to Nepal to develop Buddha's birthplace

China has extended support to Nepal to develop Lord Buddha's birthplace in Lumbini, a town close to the Indo-Nepal border, into a major tourism and pilgrimage centre, as part of its efforts to woo the country by aiding its infrastructure development.

Apr 06, 2015, 17:13 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi not to visit Janakpur during Nepal tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will only travel to Kathmandu when he will leave on Tuesday to attend the SAARC summit in Nepal, despite his wish to visit other parts of the country including Janakpur, the revered Hindu religious site.

Nov 23, 2014, 10:17 AM IST

Nepal-India border to be sealed during Modi visit

Some parts of the Nepal-India border will be sealed during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, an official said here Saturday.

Nov 22, 2014, 21:53 PM IST

Shutdown hits Janakpur demanding Modi visit

A shutdown affected normal life in Janakpur in Nepal Friday after 22 political parties announced a strike protesting against the cancellation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to the town revered by Hindus and Buddhists.

Nov 21, 2014, 15:15 PM IST
PM Modi's visit to Janakpur cancelled after protests by opposition parties in Nepal

PM Modi's visit to Janakpur cancelled after protests by opposition parties in Nepal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stop-over at Nepal's Janakpur has reportedly been cancelled due to security concerns, reports said on Thursday.

Nov 20, 2014, 19:27 PM IST

PM Modi may address people at Nepal's religious sites

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address Nepalese people at three major pilgrimage sites - Janakpur, Lumbini and Muktinath - which he will visit during his four-day trip to Nepal to attend the SAARC Summit.

Nov 06, 2014, 20:22 PM IST

India, Nepal working together to link Lumbini, Bodh Gaya

India and Nepal are "seriously working together" to link Lumbini, birth place of Lord Budhha, with Bodh Gaya where he is said to have gained enlightenment, as part of promoting a combined Buddhist pilgrimage circuit.

Oct 11, 2014, 20:28 PM IST

'Need to work out plans on how to link Lumbini with Bodh Gaya'

India and Nepal on Saturday stressed for Greater mutual cooperation in pilgrimage tourism by promoting a combined Buddhist pilgrimage circuit, linking Lumbini with Bodh Gaya to strengthen bilateral ties.

Oct 11, 2014, 18:08 PM IST

Modi`s visit to Buddha`s birthplace uncertain

The visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha and a Unesco World Heritage Site in Nepal, has not been confirmed yet, a minister said.

Jul 31, 2014, 11:19 AM IST

Nepal to build international airport near Buddha`s birthplace

Nepal on Thursday said it plans to build an international airport near Lord Buddha`s birthplace in Lumbini, a town close to the Indo-Nepal border, under a Chinese-backed USD 3 billion project modelled on Mecca.

Jan 09, 2014, 20:22 PM IST

How a hunch led to stunning claim on Buddha birth date

Two archaeologists had a hunch that the Buddha’s birthplace in southern Nepal held secrets that could transform how the world understood the emergence and spread of Buddhism.

Jan 08, 2014, 15:05 PM IST

Discovery suggests Buddha lived as early as 6th century BC

Evidence of a previously unknown wooden structure unearthed at the Gautama Buddha`s birthplace suggests the sage might have lived in the 6th century BC, two centuries earlier than thought, archeologists said Monday.

Nov 25, 2013, 23:48 PM IST

Buddha`s birthplace in Nepal`s 100-rupee note

Nepal`s central bank has introduced a 100-rupee Nepali note featuring Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

Sep 09, 2013, 13:02 PM IST

Nepal beefs up security in Lumbini after Bodh Gaya blasts

Nepal has stepped up security in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, with security personnel frisking every tourist entering the shrine.

Jul 13, 2013, 18:47 PM IST

‘China positive on linking Tibet with Lumbini’

According to sources, Wen
told Bhattarai Beijing wants to see
strong relations between Nepal and India.

Jan 15, 2012, 20:12 PM IST

Lankan Prez visits Lumbini, meets Nepal`s President

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, whose last visit here was abruptly cut short due to the terror attack on Lankan players in Pakistan, on Friday visited Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha in western Nepal.

Oct 30, 2009, 20:28 PM IST