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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  • Kushinagar is the fourth place that should be visited on a Buddhist pilgrimage. The first place is Lumbini, in Nepal, where the Buddha was born. The second place is Bodhgaya, where the Buddha was enli...  more »
  • This is one of the most important places for the Buddhist where the lord Buddha attained Parinirvana after his death.  more »
  • This stupa made of bricks, excavated by Carlleyl in 1867, stands at a height of 2.74 meter. The excavations leading to the finding of the copper vessel and the Brahmi inscription on it proving the mat...  more »
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  • Very serene place. Unfortunately the locals are now being obstructed to visit these places by outsiders who claim to be Buddhists, not realising the importance of Buddha in the lives of local folks. Buddha belongs to the whole human kind .
  • It 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.[2] 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 Reclining 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.
  • here lord Buddha got parinirvan(death consciously)...statue of lord Buddha lying down side wise ..excellent calmness on his face which is noticeable..
  • 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. After 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.
  • Present day Kushinagar or Kushinara is a sacred place as Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvan at this place. The temple complex was built by government of India in 1956 to mark the 2500 Birth year Celebrations of Lord Buddha , In 1876 the ruins of stupa and 6.10 metre long Statue in Reclining position was found , restoration of stupa and the statue was done by Carlleyle in 1876. The Reclining posture of Lord Buddha shows that he is Reclining on Right hand. It mentioned that Haribala made the gift of statue , Fifth Century recording. In the Vicinity is Matha Kuar Shrine where a tall seated 3.05 metre Lord Buddha Statue is seen. Various other countries also erected temples and monasteries to mark the event.

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