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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 builded 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.To visit Parinirvana Stupa and Parinirvana Temple on your trip to Kushinagar, use our Kushinagar trip itinerary builder.
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Parinirvana Stupa is a Buddhist temple in Kushinagar, India which said to be death place of Gautam Buddha. Chandra Swami, a Burmese Monk, came to India in 1903 and made "Mahaparinirvana Temple". The r... more »
Este é o lugar onde Buda "morreu", é muito histórico. Sidartha Gautama viajou muito nesta Região, nas imediações também tem Bodhgaya onde Buda se iluminou e Sarnath onde ele deu seu primeiro ensinamen... more »This is the place where Buddha died, is very historical. Adeosi Gautama traveled widely in this region, in the immediate vicinity also has Bodhgaya where Buddha lit up and Sarnath where he gave your first teaching.View original
The stupa lies in the complex of parinirvana temple and is worshiped as gratitude to Gautam Buddha. The Kushinagar is an old city and where Buddha got salvation. The old name of the city was Kushinaga... more »
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Important landmark to all Buddhists where Lord Buddha took his last breath. Devine place.
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