Sacred Garden of Lumbini (Book published February 28, 2014)

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Author  United Nations Education
Publisher  United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Publication Date   February 28, 2014
ISBN  9230012084
Pages  204

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Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha, was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1997. It is situated in an area commonly referred to as the Sacred Garden . Archaeological remains testify to the authenticity of the place, which has become a major pilgrimage site. Nevertheless over two and a half millennia, the understanding of Lumbini has changed and different perceptions exist of what Lumbini might have been like at the birth of Lord Buddha. For the long-term safeguarding of this World Heritage site, overall understanding of the property is essential. This publication will provide a means for the various stakeholders to come to an understanding of each other s historical, religious, environmental and touristic perspectives of Lumbini.

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