Places to Visit in Kushinagar


Kushinagar is where Lord Buddha breathed his last on earth. Because of this, the place is a sacred pilgrimage site for the Buddhist. The place was forgotten until, 1861 when General A. Cunningham and A.C.I. Carlyl exposed the hidden wealth through excavations.

Several monuments mark the association of lord Buddha with Kushinagar, which are today important tourist attractions in Kushinagar.

Places to See in Kushinagar



Nirvana Stupa

The huge stupa made of bricks was exposed by Carlyl in 1876. The Brahmi inscription states that Lord Buddha's remains had been deposited here. A copper vessel was unearthed at this site.


Nirvana Temple

A 6mtrs long statue of reclining Buddha represents the dying prophet. The statue was unearthed in 1876.

Mathakuar Shrine

Some 400yards from the Nirvana stupa, it enshrines a black stone image of the Buddha in the 'bhumi sparsha mudra'. Lord Buddha delivered his last sermon here.

Ramabhar Stupa

Nearly 1km away this 49 ft tall stupa marks the site where the Lord Buddha was cremated. In ancient Buddhist texts this stupa has been referred to as Mukut-Bandhan Vihar.

Japanese Temple

This is a recent construction. Here is installed a beautiful statue of Lord Buddha made of eight metals which has come from Japan.

Chinese Temple

It also has a beautiful statue of Lord Buddha.

Kushinagar Museum

The Buddha Museum, containing finds from excavations at the site, is open everyday except Monday.



Last Updated on : 16/09/2013





     


     

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