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


Book Details

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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