Distance From Hotel: 3.2km
We can see enormous and mystic tree, scientifically named F. Benjamin, here in this place. It is also called as ‘Pakad’ or ‘Falaksha’. This tree always seems as if it is regularly trimmed. The evergreen tree has a trunk of about 82 ft. circumference and height about 96 ft. The branches are wide spread creating circumference about 500 ft. People worship its trunk calling ‘Kotiyamai’. ‘Kotiya’ is indicated in Tatil Lalitbistar too. Nobody dares to cut its branches as it is believed that something inauspicious happens if the tree is harmed. Many bizarre and mystifying aspects have been related in this tree. Birds of prey, such as vultures and eagles do not nest nor do perch here. Elephants do not go nearby, though the lush foliage of the branches is so low from the ground level. The surrounding locality is named by the tree, Pakari. The tree was used to identify direction in those days and it is a 5-minute drive from Devdaha Park to the south.
Prince Siddhartha Gautama was born in 623 B.C. in the celebrated precinct of Lumbini, which has become a place of pilgrimage to the peace lovers from the world over. Among the pilgrims was the Indian emperor Ashoka, who erected one of his commemorati...Read More