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Nepal is famous for its history and culture. It has diverse blending of culture and history since thousands of years ago. Nepal is well known for its mountains since it has eight of the world’s tallest mountains. Mount Everest the highest peak in the world lies here. The southern region of the country is also very famous for various reasons. Many historic and religious places lie in the southern portion. Among them Lumbini is the one which is internationally recognized world heritage site and is situated in Rupendehi District of Terai Region. It is popular since Sidhartha Gautam was born there in the year 624 BC.
Siddhartha Gautama was born as a prince who is son of King Suddhodana and Queen Mahamaya. He completed his education and later married with Princess Yasodara. They as well had a baby, Rahula. Sidhartha Gautam is very famous for his brighter wisdom, calm and relaxed personality. He had clear state of mind to examine the true nature of life. He is a prince so he was entertained and amused by the privileged life of palace. Later he learned that weakness is the fate of those who live life through. Everything has its cause and had an effect everything else in the world. He realized deeply about the truth that appeared in his mind and discovered that his life as a prince in the palace was but the latest in a series of lifetimes and had no starting. So, he abandoned the present life and embrace severe self-discipline for religious reasons. He told his father “Everything in the world is changing and transitory. Let me go off alone like the religious beggar.” He saw world suffering and found the way to end all those sorrows. He was filled with radiant clear light and now he is not just an ordinary person. He came with great understanding and saw the life of world and planets in his mind. Siddharta Gautam was turned into Lord Buddha with awakened, liberated and enlightened one and wanted to cast the bright silver light all over the world.
Buddha wants to spread his learning, disciplines and wisdom to all the people around the world but initially hesitant to share his insight on the grounds. He had a doubt that humanity might not be ready for such a teaching. So, he talked and tried to communicate with those who are willing to listen him. He spent his 45 years of life journeying around the plain of the Ganges, teaching and receiving visitors. Buddha started to travel and advocate. He became successful in converting his friends and family performing many miracles. His four Nobel Truths are: “The Noble Truth of Suffering”, “The Noble Truth of The Arising of Suffering”, “The Noble Truth of the Cessation of Suffering”, “and The Noble Truth of The Path leading to the Cessation of Suffering”. This was well taught and spread in the mass. During this period of his one day in an occasion 1,250 monks gathered spontaneously to hear his teaching. Now, this day is immortalized as a holiday in Buddhist countries. People were actually impressed and started to follow his disciplines. Buddhism is later introduced. Buddhism is actually a religion and dharma which embrace spiritual practices, beliefs and traditions based on the teaching of Lord Buddha. It is prominent in South Asia which is based on meditation and monastic life. Different monuments and monasteries were constructed in the name of Buddha. Nepal has notable numbers of such monuments, pagodas, stupas all around the country which holds the religious and spiritual spirits of Buddha. Rato Gumbha, Seto Gumbha, Namo Buddha, Swayambhunath, Boudanath and Lumbini itself as well are the holy places which reflect the significance of Buddhism. They are also the tourist hub of the country where people from different parts of world like to visit.