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Tilaurakot

Tilaurakot

The collaboration between the Lumbini Development Trust and the Moksha Foundation in fundraising for the excavation, conservation, and protection of Tilaurakot is a significant endeavor. The Lumbini Development Trust's dedicated efforts spanning 40 years have already contributed greatly to the preservation of this historically and culturally rich site.

Tilaurakot, a location of profound historical and spiritual significance, is situated in Nepal's Kapilvastu District within the Lumbini Province. It is strongly believed to be the ancient Shakyan city of Kapilavastu, where Siddhartha Gautama, who later became known as Lord Buddha, spent the formative years of his life.

This site, encapsulated within lush Nepalese landscapes, has been a focal point of extensive archaeological exploration and preservation efforts for over four decades, spearheaded by the diligent work of the Lumbini Development Trust. The results of these endeavors have been nothing short of remarkable.

The archaeological excavations at Tilaurakot have unveiled a treasure trove of historical and cultural relics. Among these discoveries are the remains of palaces, temples, monuments, sculptures, and an intricate network of roads and ponds. These findings provide invaluable insights into the Shakyan civilization, shedding light on the lifestyle, architecture, and social structures of that ancient era.

The significance of Tilaurakot goes far beyond its historical value; it serves as a tangible connection to the life and times of Gautama Buddha. Many regard this place as his hometown and the capital of the Shakya Kingdom. The discoveries here have contributed substantially to our understanding of the early life and influences that shaped one of the world's great spiritual leaders.

Recognizing the critical importance of Tilaurakot's preservation and the continuation of archaeological investigations, the Moksha Foundation is actively engaged in fundraising efforts. Collaborating closely with the Lumbini Development Trust, they aim to secure the financial resources necessary to further expand excavation, conservation, and protection initiatives at this extraordinary site.


By extending support and facilitating fundraising efforts, the Moksha Foundation plays a crucial role in expanding the scope of archaeological excavation, conservation, and protection at Tilaurakot. This partnership not only acknowledges the importance of safeguarding this historical treasure but also ensures that it receives the necessary resources for continued research and preservation.

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