A Short Photo Tour in
the Buddha's Footsteps
Before He passed away,
the Buddha advised all His followers to visit at least once in their
lifetimes the following four places :
The place of His Enlightenment
Where He gave His First Discourse
The place of His Passing Away.
||The Birthplace of the
||Where the Buddha lived
in His youth
||The place of
||Where the Buddha gave
His First Discourse
||Capital of the ancient
kingdom of Magadha
||The Buddha lived and
taught here for 25 years
||The place of Passing
||The ancient university
||Paying respects to the
A far more detailed
look at the places on the Pilgrimage route can be found at :
Also this is an
excellent e-book to download and read (right click and save as...)
(Nepal) - The
Birthplace of the Buddha
Entrance to Lumbini Park. Lumbini is in Nepal, just across the
border from India.
The Maya Devi Temple.
Offerings of incense and light.
Interior of the Temple.
One of Asoka's Pillars, this one supposedly
marking the exact spot of the Buddha's birth.
Kapilavatthu - Where
the Buddha lived in His youth
Remains of the stupa marking the location
of one of the Buddha's palaces.
In the grounds of Kapilavatthu with
Venerable Karuniko from England (left),
and Venerable Sannamo from Canada (right).