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UNESCO upset over new project at Lumbini

UNESCO upset over new project at Lumbini

KOSH RAJ KOIRALA KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has expressed serious concern over the government´s move to allow a Chinese INGO to carry out a controversial multi-billion dollar construction project at Lumbini, birthplace of Lord Buddha. The expression of concern by the World Heritage Center of UNESCO came […]

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What happened to the dream of a Buddhist Mecca?

What happened to the dream of a Buddhist Mecca?

By Sanjaya Dhakal BBC Nepali service, Kathmandu In the hot, dusty plains of south-western Nepal sits Lumbini, one of the holiest places for about 350 million Buddhists around the world. Centuries ago a baby was born in Lumbini who went on to become the Buddha and many have long cherished plans that Lumbini could be […]

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US$ 3b Buddhist Centre for Lumbini

US$ 3b Buddhist Centre for Lumbini

China is providing funds to Nepal to build a US$3 billion Buddhist Centre to attract millions of pilgrims and spiritual tourists to the birthplace of the Buddha. Lumbini is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts half-a- million pilgrims every year from China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka and Thailand to its ponds, gardens and temples. […]

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Nepal begins restoration of Buddha's birthplace

Nepal begins restoration of Buddha’s birthplace

KATHMANDU — An international conservation team has begun work on restoring three endangered monuments at Buddha’s supposed birthplace in southern Nepal, officials said on Tuesday. The team, led by Italian conservation expert Costantino Meucci, will restore the marker stone, nativity sculpture and Ashoka pillar in Lumbini, 250 kilometres (150 miles) southwest of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu. […]

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Enlightened by love

Enlightened by love

By Chularat Saengpassa The Nation Nepal Lumbini and its Sacred Garden is a destination that every Buddhist should try and visit at least once Hundreds of thousands of Buddhists visit the Nepali town of Kapilavastu near the India border every year on a pilgrimage to Lumbini. The sacred site, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha, […]

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Revamp of Buddha’s birth place begins

Revamp of Buddha’s birth place begins

The world-renowned pilgrimage site at Lumbini has been listed as a World Heritage site since 1997. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has teamed up with Japan to conserve and manage the historic birthplace of Buddha in southern Nepal. With the help of Japanese government, the project will continue for another three […]

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UNESCO welcomes govt's decision to preserve Lumbini area

UNESCO welcomes govt's decision to preserve Lumbini area

Mayadevi Temple, Lumbini Kathmandu: The UNESCO Office in Kathmandu has welcomed the recent decision of the Industrial Promotion Board of the Ministry of Industry to limit industrial activities in and around the Lumbini World Heritage Site, as an important step towards protecting and preserving the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The decision taken by the Board […]

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