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Places to visit in Siddharthnagar District

Piprahwa Stupa in Kapilvastu

Piprahwa is a village near Birdpur in Siddharthnagar district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Kalanamak rice, a scented and spicy variety of rice is grown in this area. Piprahwa is best known for its archaeological site and excavations that suggest that it may have been the burial place of the portion of the Buddha’s ashes that were given to his own Sakya clan. A large stupa and the ruins of several monasteries as well as a museum are located within the site. Ancient residential complexes and shrines were uncovered at the adjacent mound of Ganwaria. Some scholars have suggested that modern-day Piprahwa-Ganwaria was the site of the ancient city of Kapilavastu, the capital of the Shakya kingdom, where Siddhartha Gautama spent the first 29 years of his life.

 

Bharat Bhari Temple in Kapilvastu

Bharat Bhari Temple is located in Domariyaganj Block in Siddharth Nagar District of Uttar Pradesh State, India. It is located 65 KM towards west from District head quarters Naugarh. It is located 05 KM away from Domariyaganj and 210 KM from State capital Lucknow. Madhali ( 2 KM ) , Samda ( 2 KM ) , Mahuara ( 4 KM ), Ausan Kuiyan ( 4 KM ) , Ajgara ( 5 KM ) are the nearby Villages to Bharat Bhari Temple. Bharat Bhari is surrounded by Ramnagar Block towards South , Khuniyaon Block towards North , Mithwal Block towards East , Rudhauli Block towards South . This Place is located on the border of the Siddharth Nagar and Basti District.

 

The Royal Retreat Hotel in Shivpati Nagar

A majestic white bungalow surrounded by a lush carpet of grass, The Royal Retreat in Shivpati Nagar is a haven for those seeking to unwind and rejuvenate. Located in close proximity to prominent Buddhist sites. This heritage hotel is alive with tourists all through the year.

 

 

 

Yogmaya Temple

The Yogmaya Mandir in the district sited in Jogiya village is a famous temple in Siddharth Nagar and it is believed on offering Kadahi and Prasad to the residing diety Devi Yogmaya Mata especially on Mondays and Fridays the devotees wished will be blessed by the Goddess. Mundan rituals for kids are one of the popular events performed in Yogmaya Devi temple premise. Holy dip in the river nearby the temple premise is very popular. Every year during Kartika Purmina a two day fair is organised in Yogmaya temple premise which brings in devotees and visitors from all around Siddharth Nagar district and making a wish to the goddess in these special days are considered divine by the devotees. Yogmaya Maat temple is a divine place where the devotees find peace of mind on visiting. It is also said that the temple was earlier known as “Mahamaya temple” the name derived from the name of Gautam Buddha’s mother.

Source : https://siddharthnagar.nic.in/places-of-interest/



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