century A.D. The Marker Stone and the Nativity sculpture are well managedinside the Maya Devi Temple. The
or Sacred Pond is famous asMaya Devi took bath just before giving birth to the Buddha and Buddha wasalso given his first purification bath there. At the holy complex of LumbiniGarden covered group of Stupas (ancient Lumbini Village) back to the 3rdcentury B.C
.The Master Plan designs here to create an atmosphere of Buddha'smessage of spirituality and peace. New construction would be removed. TheSacred Garden area is surrounded by man made pond, a circular levee andforest
. After long time discussion, construction of Maya Devil temple wascompleted according to UNESCO archaeological norms
. But it is not fullysatisfactory so UNESCO has also made a complaint.His Majesty's Government has done archaeological excavation andconservation in the Maya Devi Temple complex, pond and circular levee to be completed. Lack of trained manpower and dedicate archaeologists, thework of archaeological conservation process is progressing in the tortoisespeed.
The Monastic Zone
The Monastic Zone has covered one mile sq. of the Master Plan. It isin North of the Sacred Garden or the center of the forest area. Monastic Zoneis divided by main canal in two plots, for the Theravada and MahayanaMonasteries. Forty two plots, 13 in east and 29 in west are there
. On theeastern side of the Zone, Theravadi monasteries are built by Myanmar,Thailand, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and in the western side, Mahayani monasteriesare built by China, Korea, Japan, Nepal, Vietnam, France, Germany, Austria,and others. The current state of allocation of monastery is 8 in east and 20 inwest and remaining plots are 5 in east and 9 in west
There will be researchcenter, library, auditorium, museum and cultural center for the study of Buddhism. But most of the constructions are not in accordance with theMaster Plan. There is lack of co-ordination between Trust and Monastry.Because of poor supervision, some monastery holders and some L.T.D. persons are making undue monetary benefit.