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Lumbini, Nepal

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1 Sara Di Diego = ""Lumbini" means "lovely" in Sanskrit.  It is believed that earlier buddhas were born around Lumbini, achieved enlightenment, and then received their human forms.Some other Buddhist pilgrimage sites are Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya, and Sarnath.Work Cited:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumbini"
2 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Colonel Olcott designed a flag from the six colours of the aura that he believed shone around the head of the Buddha after His Enlightenment.The first five stripes of the flag are of five colours."More information & source: http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/history/b_flag.htm"
3 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1466462.stm"
4 Enakshi Ganguly = "Buddha was known as Gautam the prince of a great King named Śuddhodana. It was prophesized by the royal Seer that Gautam would either grow to be a kind and great King or a spiritual leader."
5 Sara Di Diego = "There are remains of Buddhist viharas, or monasteries, from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD in Lumbini.  There are also remains of Budhist stupas, or memorial shrines, from the 3rd century BC to the 15th century AD.Work Cited:http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/666"
6 Sara Di Diego = "In Buddha's time Lumbini was a luscious garden and a flourishing village.  However it had been neglected for centuries before it was rediscovered in 1895.Work Cited:http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhistworld/lumbini.htm"