Lumbini is the birth place of Lord Buddha (Siddhartha Gautam) and a religious site for the Buddhist from all over the world. A large stone pillar created by the Indian emperor Ashoka in BC 250 bears an inscription about the birth of the Buddha it is located in the southern Terai (plains area) of Nepal, where is the ruins of old city can be seen Maya Devi there is a stone image of Maya Devi giving birth to Lord Buddha as she holds onto a branch. To the south of the temple is pool where Queen Maya Devi is said to have bathed and given her son his purification bath. Kapilvastu which is near Lumbini evoke the ancient Palace where Lord Buddha spent his formative years. Scattered foundations of the palace are abundant, and archeologists have by now discovered 13 successive layers of human habitation dating back to the eight century BC .