September 21, 2017

KUSHINAGAR

About 487 BC, at Kushinagar near Gorakhpur, he left this world on purnima of baisakh at the age of 80. Earliar it was calld kusinara. It is known for culture heritage all over the world. It is one of four holies places for Buddhist. It is an international Buddhist pilgrimage centre. Many of the ruined stupas and viharas here. The Emperor Ashoka to have contributed to significant construction at this site.

Area- 6 sq. km. , population- 17962 (2001 census)

Temperature – max. 45 Degree C, min. 4 Degree C. , season- October to April, S.T.D. Code-05564

Location-

Kushinagar is situated at 51 km, East from Gorakhpur on National Highway no. 28. It is 20 km from its distt head quarter and 35 km from Deoria.

What to See

Main Stupa

This Stupa is located just behind the main Parinirvana Temple. It was excavated by Carlleyle in 1876. On 18th March 1927, Nirvana Chaitya was restored completely and its chamber was ceremoniously closed in the presence of 16 Buddhist priests.

Mahaparinirvan Temple

This Temple stands on the same plinth as the main Nirvan Stupa behind it. The reclining Nirvan Statue of Lord Buddha inside the temple is 6.10 meter long and is made of monolith redsandstones. It represents the “Dying Buddha’ reclining on his right side with his face towards the west.

Matha Kuar Shrine

Here a colossal statue of Buddha is installed. It represents Buddha seated under the ‘Bodhi-tree’ in a pose known as “Bhumi Sparsh Mudra’. According to sources, Lord Budhha gave his last sermon here.

Ramabhar Stupa

Well known as the Mukutbandhan chaitya, Ramabhar Stupa is the spot where Lord Buddha’s last rites were performed. Here a huge cyclindrical structure 34.14 m in diameter. It is situated the bank of Hiranyawati river.

Museum

It is Built recently by State Govt in Buddhist architectural ambience. Ancient archeological discoveries and antiquities are displayed there.

Watt Thai Temple

It is huge temple complex built in a typical. Thai Buddhist architectural fashion. This unique temple is counted among the most popular ones in Uttar Pradesh.

Burmese Temple

It is the first monastery in Kushinagar town. The Temple inside the huge complex nestles beautiful metal statues of Lord Buddh.

Other Attractions

Meditation park, Indo-Japan-Srilanka Temple, Linth Son Chinese Temple, Birla Hindu Buddha Temple, Japanese Stupa, Korean Temple.

Local Transport –

cycle-Rickshaw and Taxi.

Accomodation

  • Hotel pathik Niwas (state Tourism)- 271038, Fax-272038
  • Hotel Lotus Nikko, tel-271139
  • Birla Hindu Buddha Dharmshala
  • Burmese Dharmshala-271035
  • International Guest House, tel-271075
  • Hotel Adelphi Grande, tel-273073
  • Hotel Royal Regidency
  • Hotel The Imperial

Hotel Lotus Nikko, Royal Residency & Imperial Hotel are three Star Delux Hotels.
Note- Max rate of double bed room-6500 rs and minimum- 500 rs.

Hospitals
  • Community health centre, Deoria Road, Kasia
  • Govt Ayurvedic Hosp, Buddha Marg, Kushinagar
    Bank
  • State Bank of India, Kasia -272106, 272120
  • Central Bank of India, Kasia Road, Kushinagar-
    273059
  • Post Office, Kushinagar- 271029

EXCURSIONS

PAWANAGAR (FAZILNAGAR)

It is about 22 km. east of Kushinagar on National Highway No. 28 . It is believd that Lord Budhha, while going to Kushinagar from Vaishali stopped here to accept meals from one of his disciples Chund. Here he ate Sukar-Madhav (mushroom) and developed dysentery which coused his death in Kushinagar. It is also believed that the 24th tirthankar of Jain sect, Swami Mahavir Jain passed away here.

SUN TEMPLE TURKAPATT

Is about 17 km. east from Kushinagar. During excavations two statues of Sun God were found. Among them one belonged to 4th-5th Century A.D. and another 8th-9th Century A.D.

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