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Lumbinī

A park situated between Kapilavatthu and Devadaha. It was there that the Bodhisatta Siddhattha was born. (J.i.52, 54; Kvu.97, 559; AA.i.10; MA.ii.924; BuA.227; Cv.li.10, etc.) A pillar now marks the spot of Asoka’s visit to Lumbinī. According to an inscription on the pillar, it was placed there by the people then in charge of the park to commemorate Asoka’s visit and gifts (See Mukerji: Asoka, p.27; see p.201 f for details). The park is now known as Rummindei, inside the Nepal frontier and two miles north of Bhagavanpura.

In the Suttanipāta (vs. 683) it is stated that the Buddha was born in a village of the Sākyā, in the Lumbineyya Janapada. The Buddha stayed in Lumbinīvana during his visit to Devadaha and there taught the Devadaha Sutta. MA.ii.810.

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