Seen in the pictures are workers building the Thousand Buddha Temple (Pal Thubten Shedrub Ling Monastery) in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in Nepal.

Light illuminates the statue of the Buddha currently under construction inside the monastery.

Meanwhile, Buddhist nuns recite prayers on the premises of Maya Devi Temple in historic Lumbini, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Likewise, Buddhist monks walk along the path around Maya Devi Temple during their morning prayers, on Tuesday.

Photos by Skanda Gautam for The Himalayan Times.