Sacred Pond

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Located 25 paces south west from the Marker Stone is the Sacred Pond, popularly known as Puskarini where it is believed that Maya Devi bathed before giving birth to the Prince Siddhartha. Infant Buddha was also given the first purification bath here.


The pond existed before the birth of the Buddha, probably in an oval shape. It was remodeled in shape and size, with an embankment of bricks laid in 1993 AD by Keshar Shumsher JBR. The present day pond measures 24.90m x 24.85m x 4.83m. While cleaning the pond in 1996, two wells were found in the northeast and southwest corners of the pond.

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