Launch of two publications on Lumbini
The event will launch two publications on Lumbini: 'Lumbini, Birthplace of Buddha' and 'From spirituality to heritage management. Seven perceptions of the Sacred Garden of Lumbini'.
The images in the photo book “Lumbini, Birthplace of Buddha” capture the significance of the archaeological remains and bear witness to centuries of pilgrimages. They tell the story of a living space of worship, exchanges and encounters. But they also remind us that human intervention and nature pose serious threats to Lumbini’s unique character. The pictures are a call to us to renew our commitment to protect the spiritual and cultural assets of the birthplace of the Awakened One.
The study “From spirituality to heritage management: seven perceptions of the Sacred Garden of Lumbini” brings together a fascinating range of viewpoints on Lumbini and allows us to better understand the sacred site.