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Lumbini Japanese Garden
Name:Lumbini Japanese Garden 



 
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Address:Lumbini 
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City:Sonauli (Sunauli) 
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Postal Code: 
Country:NEPAL 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=27.5; long=83.41667
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Added to JGarden:5/1/2004 
Last Updated:5/1/2004 
JGarden Description:Sonauli is gateway town on the India-Nepal border. It is not clear how this town came to have a Japanese garden, but one can speculate. In the 7th century B.C. this was a small republic ruled by Suddhodana, a descendant of the Central Asian Scythians, known as the Sakhas. In 633 B.C., the Suddhodana queen, Mahamaya gave birth to a child on the way from the capital of Kapilavastu to her parents' home. That child was Gautama Buddha and the location was known as Lumbini. Lumbini is now a large Buddhist temple complex comprised of New Lumbini Village, monasteries and temples, and a sacred forest. There is a Nepalese temple near the entrance. The Japanese garden is supposed to be nearby and it encloses a Tibetan temple. 




With the years that have passed by
It has grown austere and holy
   On Mount Kageru:
The cedar tree, upright like a spear,
Already has a layer of moss at the root.

  Zeami Motokiyu
  15th century

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