Brief Introduction

Kapilvastu district is one among six district of Lumbini Zone which lies in Western Development Region of Nepal and Taulihawa which is among one of the oldest city of Nepal is the Headquater (Administrative Center) of this District. Taulihawa lies within the area of Kapilvastu Municipality and is located 22KM NorthEast of Lumbini. Kapilvastu Municipality was established with 14 ward in 2039 B.S as a name of Taulihawa Nagarpanchayat which covered full region of baragdawa, maalpara, pipari, kapilvastu adarsh Gaau Panchayat and partial region of Tilaurakot, Gotihawa and Gobari Gaau Panchayat. But later in 2072 B.S full region of Gotihawa and Tilaurakot were included making total 19 wards within this Municipality. Total area covered by this Municipality is 63.61 Kilometer Square.The municipality lies at an altitude of 107 metres (351 ft) above sea level on Nepal's southern border across from Khunwa, Uttar Pradesh state, India. Buddhist sources present Kapila as a well-known Vedic sage whose students built the city of Kapilavastu Buddhist texts such as the Pāli Canon claim that Kapilavastu was the childhood home of Gautama Buddha, on account of it being the capital of the Shakyas, over whom his father ruled.