Kumbheshwar Temple: A Shiva temple with two ponds whose water is believed to come from Gosaikunda. Krishna Mandir: One of the most beautiful stone temples of Nepal built by King Siddhinarsingh Malla in the 16th century. Lumbini was granted World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1997. On the Nepali rupee Nepal’s central bank has introduced a 100-rupee Nepali note featuring Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. According to that chronicle, the earliest known capital of Kirat rulers was Thankot.