Buddhist celebrate the birth of Gautama Buddha on April 8. He was the founder of the religion and had lived in India from 563 B.C. to 483 B.C.
It is also believed that Lord Buddha was born in 623 B.C. in Lumbini that later became the most significant site for pilgrimage. The place is located at Terai plains of Nepal and is testified by various religious and commemorative stuff. The place happens to be one of the holiest places in the world and is one of the most important aspects of the growth of pilgrimage since the 3rd century B.C. Among the major followers, emperor Ashoka was known to erect commemorative pillars on the place stating the birth of the Lord. The same is made of sandstone and has pali inscription in Brahmi script.