Parinirvana Stupa and Parinirvana Temple, Kushinagar

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Parinirvana Stupa is a Buddhist temple in Kushinagar, India which is said to be the death place of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Alexander Cunningham gains the most attention for his work in the area, because he conclusively proved that Gautama Buddha had died in the area. The present temple was built by the Indian Government in 1956 as part of the commemoration of the 2,500th year of the Mahaparinivana or 2500 BE (Buddhist Era). Inside this temple, there is Reclinging Buddha image lying on its right side with the head to the north. The statue is 6.1 m long and rests on a stone couch.HistoryAfter 45 years of missionary activities Buddha, severely stricken with illness finally reached to Kushinagar, where he ordained his last disciple and uttered his last words to sangha and attained Parinirvana in 487 BCE. Maurya king Ashoka reportedly visited Kushinagar in 260 BCE where he built several caityas, stupas to honor the Buddha's place of Nirvana. Kushinagar buddhist sites was steadily expanded during Kushan empire (c. 50-241 CE), while Kushinagar witnessed golden age during Gupta empire(c. 320-647 CE) when Parinirvana stupa was largely expanded and Parinirvana Temple was reconstructed along with huge reclining Buddha statue.
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  • We traveled from Varanasi to Ghaya,Nalanda Patna Vaisala to Kushinagar to follow the life of Buddha. Without to be a Buddhist it is an experience that makes you more reponsible for the world around yo...  more »
  • This is the site where the Gautam Buddha died. The stupa in honor of his death has a reclining Buddha that pilgrims would place sheets or drapery over. There are many people and monks meditating or ch...  more »
  • At this site in Kushinagar Lord Buddha gave his last teaching “All things are impermanent. Strive diligently to attain release from cyclic existence!” and then demonstrated how to die and pass into pa...  more »
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  • Parinirvana Stupa in Kushinagar is one of the most sacred places for Buddhism. This place is just a short distance away from the national highway (NH28) and is visited by hundreds of pilgrims. The excavations of the stupas unearthed date back to the Mauryan period. One can sit peacefully inside the main stupa for long and also visit the temple next to it.
  • After the long journey of teaching dharma, Buddha decided to end the journey and Lord Buddha's funeral held in this place. According to hear says after Buddha's funeral a monk called "Haribala" from Japan created this statue same as Buddha's last moment. After years King Asoka built up this place covering the statue as calling "Parinirvana Stupa". This is one of historically most important places for Buddhists. Most people come out with tears on their eyes. You must visit this place if you are a Buddhist.
  • Really enjoyed the city of Buddha... So many Japanese and Thai people are coming to know about culture from past days.. There are so many building are inspired by their countries monuments like Japan, Korea, China with dragon etc. You can start from the gate of Kushinagar, around 50 Km from Gorakhpur. After entering in the gate you will see on the left side monument build by China, after that you will enter in Stoop where Mahatma Buddha is sleeping, after that museum where you can find some stetchue of Buddha and bricks from Gupta Kaal, after that Korean and some other building on the right side of the road... Enjoy your journey...
  • Most important and valuable place of Buddhist culture, lord buddhas mahaparinirvana place
  • Nice place for baudhha Dharm, place is very quiet & near by a restaurant is available atithi niwas i.e. also good.
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