Kapilavastu Timeline

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  • c. 700 BCE
    The state of Kosala becomes a great power and exerts political influence over its neighbours, including the Shakya state.
  • c. 563 BCE - c. 483 BCE
    The life of Siddhartha Gautama according to modern scholarly consensus.
  • 399 CE
    A Buddhist Chinese pilgrim named Faxian (Fa-Hien) visited Kapilavastu and Lumbini. as recorded in his work "A Record of the Buddhistic kingdoms".
  • c. 627 CE
    A Buddhist Chinese pilgrim named Xuanzang (Hsüan-tsang) visited Kapilavastu as recorded in his work "Buddhist Records of the Western World".