Call for action on Lumbini

May 20, 2019 02:00 am

Our commitment to promoting Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, often gets manifested in speeches political leaders deliver on the day of Buddha Purnima, also called the day of Vesak.

POKHARA, May 19: Cycle City Pokhara and Cycling Association Kaski organized a two-day cycling event from Pokhara to Lumbini with the objective of promoting internal tourism in the country. The event began from Pokhara on Friday and concluded in Lumbini on Saturday, on the auspicious day of Buddha Jayanti.

LUMBINI May 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has vowed to revive an international committee formed  under the United Nations  some 49 years ago for the development  of  Lumbini,  birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, and garner international support for that purpose.

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May 18: The State government of State-5 is organizing a variety of programs today to mark the 2563rd Buddha Jayanti, and also the beginning of the Lumbini Visit Year.

Kathmandu, May 18: The State government of State-5 is organizing a variety of programs today to mark the 2563rd Buddha Jayanti, and also the beginning of the Lumbini Visit Year.

LUMBINI, May 18: It has been over five decades since then secretary general of the United Nations, U Thant, visited Lumbini and set in motion the UN’s initiatives for the development of Gautam Buddha’s birthplace.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is currently paying official visit to Cambodia, has said that Nepal can learn a lot from Cambodia's rapid economic development.

HANOI, May 12: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli who is currently in an official visit of Viet Nam has urged the world community to visit Nepal.

Branding Buddha’s birthplace

May 8, 2019 01:30 am

Buddhist tourism can appeal to a large number of faith-inspired travelers. Branding Nepal as Buddha’s birthplace would help to counter the persisting misinformation that Buddha was born in India

KATHMANDU, April 30: Preparations are underway to celebrate the 2563rd Buddha Jayanti and Lumbini Day. Buddha Jayanti is celebrated to observe the birth of Lord Buddha on full moon day in Baishakh every year.

Purnima Fair kicks off in Lumbini

April 19, 2019 18:57 pm

RUPANDEHI, April 19: The Purnima Fair kicked off at the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini, today. Lumbini Sanskritik Municipality Mayor Manmohan Chaudhary inaugurated the three-day fair organized on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.

Madrid to have replica of Lumbini

April 12, 2019 03:30 am

KATHMANDU, April 12: A replica of Lumbini—the birthplace of Lord Buddha-- is set to come into being soon in Madrid, the capital city of Spain.

LUMBINI, April 2: Finance Minister Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada has sought international support to develop the Lumbini Development Master Plan as the government lacks sufficient resources for the project. Khatiwada said that the government would call for support on behalf of the Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) to complete the master design within the next three years.

RUPANDEHI, March 16: State-5 government has intensified the preparations to mark the New Year 2076 BS as the Lumbini Visit Year in a bid to promote tourism in the region. The various activities as part of the preparations have begun after the Council of Ministers approved for the decision on visit year.


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LUMBINI, Feb 21: Nepali students wishing to pursue M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in the Buddhist University of Myanmar are to be offered full scholarship.

Biodiversity study begins in Lumbini

January 5, 2019 17:58 pm

RUPANDEHI, Jan 5: A biodiversity study has begun targeting Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha.

BUTWAL, Dec 9: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has stressed on the completion of Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) as soon as possible for the prosperity of Lumbini as well as for the development of tourism industry in the country.

BUTWAL, Dec 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the precepts of the Gautam Buddha have become popular worldwide as he showed the path of peace, non-violence, goodwill, compassion and wellbeing to human kind.

President to visit Lumbini today

December 8, 2018 10:11 am

BUTWAL, Dec 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is arriving Lumbini today to attend a special function being held to mark the 14th establishment day of Lumbini Buddhist University.

‘Second International water color Festival’ is going to be held in Kathmandu and Lumbini with the aim to connect art and tourism. International Water Color Society Nepal is the main organizer of the festival where 40 artists from different countries are participating in the festival, including America, India, China, Albania, Australia and Germany.

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1.1 million visit Lumbini in 10 months

November 24, 2018 18:16 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: As many as 1.1 million people- both foreigners and Nepalis- have visited Lumbini in 10 months.

BHAIRAHAWA, Nov 20: More than 1 million tourists have visited Lumbini in the first 10 months of 2018. "Our records show that until October end this year, around 1.1 million tourists have visited Mayadevi Temple of Lumbini," said Hari Dhwaj Rai, information officer of Lumbini Development Trust. "Of them, 892,361 were domestic tourists while 132,182 were Indian nationals and 123,939 were from third countries."

RUPANDEHI, Nov 14: The first international Tripitaka recitation program has begun in Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: World Book of Records, London, has listed Nepal's Pashupatinath Temple and Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha.

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KATHMANDU, Nov. 11: Kathmandu to Janakpur direct tourist bus service has been brought into operation from today. The first of its kind along the route was operated by Deepjyoti Tours and Travel Pvt. Ltd.

BUTWAL Nov 9: A three-day Tripitaka recitation programme is taking place in Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, from November 14.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: A seminar on updating the syllabus for Master of Arts in Buddhism and Himalayan Studies was held at the Lumbini College of Buddhism and Himalayan Studies at Taragaun premises,  Kathmandu. The one-day seminar focused on updating and revitalizing the concept of ‘Stream B: Heritage Conservation and Traditional Architecture’ under the syllabus.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: A tourist bus service from Kathmandu to Lumbini – the main tourism destination of the country has come into operation for the first time.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Lumbini Peace Marathon has announced to organize Bodh Gaya  Enlightenment Marathon in Bodh Gaya of India in September 2020.

BUTWAL, Sept 28: Concerns have been raised over the rising environmental degradation affecting the Lumbini area and other related areas - Rupandehi and Ramgram - of Nawalparasi.

RUPANDEHI, Sept 16: Hotel Pawan Palace, the first five-star hotel in Lumbini, is set to come into operation from October, following a soft launch on September 28, on the occasion of World Tourism Day. The hotel, built on a sprawling land of 2.12 bigaha, is located at Parsa Chowk along the Bhairahawa-Lumbini highway.

One of the visible positive outcomes of the fourth BIMSTEC summit, in terms of our tourism promotion, has been visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, by heads of states who came to participate in the summit. President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, along with other Sri Lankan ministers and top officials, visited Lumbini and offered prayers.

RUPANDEHI, Sept 1: Visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has announced his government's readiness to support completing the Lumbini Master Plan, if a proposal was floated from the Government of Nepal.

PM Oli calls on Sir Lankan Prez Sirisena

September 1, 2018 19:08 pm

KATHMANDU, Sep 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli held a meeting with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena in Kathmandu on Saturday afternoon.

LUMBINI, Sept 1:  President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena offered prayers at Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha today. The visiting president was accompanied by his Sri Lankan ministers and senior officials.

LUMBINI, Sep 1: President of Mayanmar U Win Myint and first lady Dow Cho Cho visited the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Lumbini on Wednesday. After three hours of visit in the sacred place, the couple expressed joy and gratefulness for the opportunity.

Myanmar's Prez, First Lady at Lumbini

August 29, 2018 11:42 am

LUMBINI, Aug 29: Myanmar's President Win Myint, who arrived in Nepal Tuesday to participate in the BIMSTEC summit meeting, visited Gautam Buddha's birthplace Lumbini on Wednesday. He was accompanied by his wife Cho Cho and high ranking officials.

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Myanmar President Win Myint will be visiting Lumbini Wednesday. Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari, Province 5 Governor Uma Kantha Jha and Chief Minister Shankar Pokharel will welcome President Myint at the Lumbini Helipad.

Kathmandu, July 28: Now onwards, Nepali citizens will have to pay conservation fee to Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) in order to visit Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha.According to the LDT, Nepalis will have to pay an additional Rs 50 to carry a camera and Rs 500 to carry a video camera inside the area. Meanwhile, one has to pay Rs 5,000 for video shooting inside the Lumbini area.

KATHMANDU, June 29: On the occasion of Asar 15 (Paddy plantation Day) Minister Chakrapani Khanal, Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives planted paddy saplings where King Suddhodhan plough the field with golden

KATHMANDU, May 1: Marking the 2562nd Buddha Purnima, Osho Commune has been inaugurated in Lumbini. Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli inaugurated Osho Jetban International Commune in Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha.

BUTWAL April 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari laid the foundation stone of the Lumbini International Buddhist Meditation Center and Assembly Hall to be constructed in Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, amidst a ceremony today.

KATHMANDU, April 30: A gathering of 23 countries from across the globe has agreed to promote Lumbini as the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a foundation of Buddhism and world peace as envisioned in their previous declaration issued in 2016.

RUPANDEHI, April 28: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said Lumbini has been the pilgrimage site for Buddhists from across the globe.

RUPANDEHI, March 9: The government of province no 5 has put sustainable development of Lumbini in its top priority.