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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  • the pariniravana stupa and parinivarna temple in kushinagar, is where lord buddha died...the temple is very well maintained...  more »
  • A perfectly charming hour spent visiting the shrine and grounds. The statue is impressive and the chanting of the monks a peaceful experience. Thoroughly recommended  more »
  • A bit garish and I'm sure it's great for the dedicated faithful but apart from its historical significance it really It a bit of a five minute wonder.  more »
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  • The place is full of calmness. Buddha left his body here. It's mesmerizing.
  • The Parinirvana Temple with the Parinirvana Stupa , Kushinagar the great place in india and very beautiful wonderful
  • Very peaceful place in Kushinagar district.
  • Very nice place.i request you that please come onetime here
  • The place where Buddha took narwana. A temple with huge reclining Buddha and a Stupa mark this place.