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  Maya Devi Temple

 

Nepal

The Maya Devi Temple at Lumbini, the birthplace of Prince Siddhartha, i.e. the Buddha-to-be, in southern Nepal.

 

Thai pilgrims praying in front of a picture of King Rama IX. In the left is the Asoka pillar (fig.) that features on the first design of a set of four Thai postage stamps issued in 1971 (fig.).

 

  Maya Devi Temple

 

  Maya Devi Temple

 

Inside, pilgrims circle the remains of the original temple with the exact spot where the Buddha was born.

See POSTAGE STAMPS (1) and (2), as well as THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS & BEYOND.