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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 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.
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  • This Stupa has scripts related to Nirvana which is being free from the cycle of life and death. It tells that it is ultimate aim of life what Buddha teaches. 
  • One of the most popular tourist attraction near Gorakhpur City. you can plan a one day trip to Kushinagar. The atmosphere here is calm and peaceful. We spent a good time with family here. Stupa, Recli...  read more »
  • A great place to observe and look back in time to witness the sacred location and peaceful religion. Its a must visit in kushinager 
  • Really feel great..... Peace...
  • The very fact of this place is that Buddha died here and then city disappeared to bounce back and then again disappeared to be excavated again and becoming one of four holiest places.
  • Is not getting due importance.
  • Pour the last after the Vaishali not death in three months. He and the disciples leave slowly lean towards this place Vaishali, the son of the blacksmith did infuse getting severe abdominal pain with Memorial. To put up with the pain is to pour and walked down the road at the end here end up in ODDA. The background leading to the column radius from Vaishali journey.
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  • As a Nirvana of śākyamuni's famous worldwide. Hear is death-place of Shakaya-muni Buddha.
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