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The sacred Garden of Lumbini : perceptions of Buddha's birthplace

Author: Kai Weise; Unesco.; Alliance de protection du patrimoine culturel asiatique.
Publisher: Paris : United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sacred trees, beautiful flowers, celestial splendor, eternal tranquility--qthese are the elements that constitute the place where Siddhartha, the Lord Buddha, was born. A modest grove in the Indus-Ganga Plain became the Sacred Garden of Lumbini. This study is an attempt to describe in a multidimensional approach how this happened."--Publishers website
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Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha.
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kai Weise; Unesco.; Alliance de protection du patrimoine culturel asiatique.
ISBN: 9789230012083 9230012084
OCLC Number: 872137978
Language Note: Includes introduction in Hindi.
Notes: "Supported by Oriental Cultural Heritage Sites Protection Alliance"--Cover.
Description: 202 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Perception One. The garden of the gods. Lumbini in early Buddhist literature --
Perception Two. Because the Buddha was born here. Lumbini in historical texts --
Perception Three. Re-discovering Lumbini. Archaeology and site interpretation --
Perception Four. Tranquility, universality, clarity. The Kenzo Tange Master Plan --
Perception Five. One of the most significant places of one of the world's greatest religions. Lumbini as a World Heritage Property --
Perception Six. A place in a sacred landscape at risk. The environment of Lumbini --
Perception Seven. Balancing competing requirements of faith and preservation --
Perception Eight. Peace and tranquility. What visitors expect from the Sacred Garden.
Responsibility: compilation by Kai Weise.

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"Sacred trees, beautiful flowers, celestial splendor, eternal tranquility--qthese are the elements that constitute the place where Siddhartha, the Lord Buddha, was born. A modest grove in the Indus-Ganga Plain became the Sacred Garden of Lumbini. This study is an attempt to describe in a multidimensional approach how this happened."--Publishers website

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