Parinirvana Stupa and Parinirvana Temple, Kushinagar

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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.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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  • We traveled from Varanasi to Ghaya,Nalanda Patna Vaisala to Kushinagar to follow the life of Buddha. Without to be a Buddhist it is an experience that makes you more reponsible for the world around yo...  more »
  • This is the site where the Gautam Buddha died. The stupa in honor of his death has a reclining Buddha that pilgrims would place sheets or drapery over. There are many people and monks meditating or ch...  more »
  • At this site in Kushinagar Lord Buddha gave his last teaching “All things are impermanent. Strive diligently to attain release from cyclic existence!” and then demonstrated how to die and pass into pa...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • here lord Buddha got parinirvan(death consciously)...statue of lord Buddha lying down side wise ..excellent calmness on his face which is noticeable..
  • Amzing Places... Neat & Clean Place Must Visit
  • Good place here Lord Buddha took his last breath. It is parinirvan place of Lord Buddha.

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