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Vasant Salvi

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A must visit place-Kushinagar

Kushinagar is a most sacrid place of Lord Buddha. Here Lord Buddha get Mahaparinirvana. There is a statue of recline Lord Buddha place in a Vihara. The valuables relics and ashes of Lord Buddha are kept in a Stupa behind Vihara. There are many ruined structure of Buddh vihara.

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Kushinagar, Kusinagar or Kusinara is a town and a Nagar Panchayat in Kushinagar district of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh located around NH-28, being 52 km east to Gorakhpur city. It is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, where Buddhists believe Gautama Buddha attained Parinirvana after his death

Kushinagar Overview

Kushinagar is a district, which is located in the Gorakhpur division of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The district is named after Kushinagar town, which is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. Towards the east of the district lies the state of Bihar, while to its west is the Gorakhpur District. The district is bounded by Deoria District from the south-western side and by Maharajganj District from the north-western side.

The district is divided into four tehsils, namely Tamkuhi, Kasia, Padrauna and Hata. Of all the tehsils, the headquarters of this district is based at Padrauna. Most of the population in the district speak mainly two languages, Hindi and Bhojpuri.

During the pre-Buddha period, Kushinagar was known as Kushawati, which was built by Kush, the son of Lord Rama. Chandraketu, son of Lakshman, took control over the region, when Kush left for Ayodhya, after Lord Rama's renunciation of the world. Alternatively, according to Pali literature, the region of Kushawati was named after the Kush grass, which is found abundantly in the region.

During the time of Buddha, Kushinagar was known as Kushinara, which served as the capital of Malla, one of the sixteen Mahajanapadas of the 6th century. Till the 12th century, Kushinagar was a living city, but soon was lost into oblivion. Later in the 19th century, the archaeological excavations carried out by A. Cuningham and later by C.L. Carlleyle, brought the region back into prominence.

In the excavations, archaeologists exposed the main stupa and 6.10 metres long statue of reclining Buddha. Post India’s Independence, Kushinagar remained a part of district Deoria. Later on 13th May, 1994, a separate district of Kushinagar was created. Culturally and historically, the district is home to the site, where Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, delivered his last sermon and attained Mahaparinirvana.

The district is also closely associated with Lord Mahavir, the founder of Jainism. According to legend, Lord Mahavir attained Parinirvana at Pawa, which is today known as Fazilnagar, a place 16 km south-east of Kushinagar. Today, Kushinagar is a pilgrimage site for Buddhists based across the world.

The most popular attraction in the district is Mahaparinirvana Stupa, which is built on the site where Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana. Wat Thai Temple and Ramabhar Stupa are the other major attractions of the district. Gorakhpur is the nearest airport, but the convenient way to reach the destination is from Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, also known as Patna Airport.

Kushinagar is connected to destinations like Gorakhpur, Lumbini, Kapilavastu, and Agra by bus service. The best time to visit Kushinagar is during winter months, which extend from October to February.

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Mahaparinirvana Temple, Kushinagar

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Girijesh kumar sharma

People who want enjoy life, must visit this place.
Mahaparinirvana Temple, Kushinagar

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Girijesh kumar sharma

People who want enjoy life, must visit this place.
Mahaparinirvana Temple, Kushinagar

Photo by

Girijesh kumar sharma

People who want enjoy life, must visit this place.

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