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Kapilavastu The capital of the Śākya polity located on the borders of present-day Nepal , and childhood home of the Buddha Śākyamuni.

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Archaeological Study of Kapilavastu:
Asvaghosa, the great poet, has elaborately described Kapilavastu in his epic Sondaranad.
Buddha: Kapilavastu by Osamu Tezuka Originated in the 1970s
Tilaurakot Excavations (2023-2029 V.S.)
So they encircled the city of Kapilavastu with seven walls and seven moats, and iron doors were put in each city gate.

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Buddhas birth traced to Orissa
BHUBANESWAR: History records that Prince Siddhartha, who later became Gautam Buddha, was born at Lumbini village, near Kapilavastu town, in what is now southern Nepal.
A fusion of emotions
The story is told of when Gautama Buddha once passed through his home town of Kapilavastu with his disciples. His young son Rahula watched the ochre-robed band from his palace's balcony. He asked his mother Yasodhara: “Which of them is my father?
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Sushila Gaire lives in Kapilavastu district in southern Nepal where women have little say in household matters and are confined to the home. But the 29-year-old, who did not finish school, is the family bread earner following her husband's death.
Three held for burning T-shirts of Lankan men
After visiting Varanasi, Bodh Gaya, Lumbini, Sanchi, Kapilavastu, Saravasti and other places in north India, the 83-member pilgrimage group arrived in Chennai on Wednesday, according to the monk.

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Kapilavastu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kapilavastu (Pāli: Kapilavatthu) is the name of a region of ancient Shakya kingdom that is considered a holy pilgrimage place for Buddhists. Buddha 1: Kapilavastu (9781932234435): Osamu
Buddhist pilgrimage sites: India - Victoria and Albert Museum
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Buddha Volume 1: Kapilavastu by Osamu Tezuka - Reviews
Buddha Volume 1 has 1382 ratings and 208 reviews. Seth said: At 3013 pages, Osamu Tezuka's Buddha was something of an investment in time.

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