Earlier famed as the capital of the Shakya clan, this town is located at a distance of 20 KM from Siddharth Nagar and 97 KM from Gorakhpur. Kapilvastu was the kingdom of King Suddhodhana, the father of Lord Buddha. Here Lord Buddha spent his childhood as Prince Siddhartha, who left his palace in Kapilvastu at the age of 29 and revisited it 12 years later, after attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya. Today, Kapilvastu comprises of several beautiful villages, mainly Piprahwa and Ganvaria. A large Stupa stands at the ancient site which is said to have housed the bone relics of Lord Buddha. Meandering their way through Kapilvastu, the devotees feel transferred thousands of years back to an era when Young Prince Siddhartha after seeing the pains of life, renounced all worldly riches and pleasures in search of the path which leads to the termination of suffering and salvation.
Quite impressed by Lucknow as a city - great roads, a charming historical feel, some green pockets. Tempted to travel around UP!
I decided to visit the Taj Mahal. I've always wanted to see this. It is even more stunning than I expected. It's incredible what people can build and what love can motivate us to build.
The power of the Kashi Vishwanath temple hit us! Incredibly powerful. So greatful to the divine universal spirit of all.