Parinirvana Stupa and Parinirvana Temple, Kushinagar

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Parinirvana Stupa is a Buddhist temple in Kushinagar, India which said to be death place of Gautam 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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  • Large Sleeping posture Buddha statue inside the Temple You can take snaps Parinirvana Stupa and Parinirvana Temple is well maintained with greenly outfield Water around the temple is dirty and need so...  more »
  • This place is known as final resting place of Gautam Buddha, built to commemorate the nirvana and allow visitors and followers to relive Buddha era. Very peaceful and calm atmosphere. Also very well m...  more »
  • This stupa built to commemorate parinirvana of lord buddha. Here you can take picture, and at the foot, there's a window that can be opened so that you can touch the foot of sleeping buddha statue. (B...  more »
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  • The place is full of calmness. Buddha left his body here. It's mesmerizing.
  • It's best place to relax and view is great too.....
  • This the holy place where lord Buddha got parinirvan (last breath) of his body. Equally worshiped in Buddhist as well as in Hindus. Lord Buddha sleeping statue to right side made during ancient time. Any one can feel strong force of energy, holiness and peace as well as stepping inside this temple. Visiting time: For more diversity visit 2nd to 3rd week of May, particularly on Buddha purnima. Sure visit this divine place while in Kushinagar.
  • The Parinirvana Temple with the Parinirvana Stupa , Kushinagar the great place in india and very beautiful wonderful
  • Good place to visit family.

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