Lumbinî - modern name Rummindei - is a village located on the territory of the Nepal, in the area of Teraï, with little distance from the border with the India. He is regarded as the traditional birthplace of the Bouddha in old India, his mother having been confined on the road of Kapilavastu, the capital of the family clan.
In 1896, archeologists, guided by the notebook of voyage of the Chinese pilgrim Faxian, discovers there a large stone pillar 6 height m set up by Ashoka in -249 commemorating the birth of the Buddha. The pillar carries an inscription indicating that the emperor had come in official visit in the twentieth year from his reign and had exempted the village of tax. However, no trace of the site of Kapilavastu was found in the vicinity.
Following the recent ones discovered, it would seem that the situation of Kapilavastu in the surface of Lumbinî is not correct and one would prefer to him the site of Piprâwâ in the Uttar Pradesh in India.
The site is classified with the World heritage of UNESCO since 1997.
- World heritage of UNESCO
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