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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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  • Visited this place along with the family. The place is divine, peaceful and extremely important in terms of history and depicts the last days of lord Buddha .... The place has the respective stupa whi...  more »
  • The stupa marks the spot where the Buddha reached the Mahaparinirvana. All recently erected beside a strange shape temple which houses a golden statue of Buddha inspired by the Ajanta.
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  • This was where Buddha Pari Nirvana(Died).This area is well maintain and the ruins and garden is beautiful.The Myanmar monastery is in next compound and very easy to visit.Inside the Temple there is a ...  more »
  • Kushinagar is a good & peacefull tourist & historical place -prbudha society
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  • Important landmark to all Buddhists where Lord Buddha took his last breath. Devine place.
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