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Mahaparinirvana and Parinirvana Stupa Temple, India

From series “The Surviving Artifacts of Buddhist Civilization”
Year: 5 - 3 centuries BC,.

Mahaparinirvana temple and Parinirvana Stupa are located in the Indian city of Kushinagar. These sights are usually regarded as a single point of interest, as they are very near to each other. The small town of Kushinagar is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world. According to the legends, it is here that Gautama Buddha attained parinirvana. Heyday of the town came in the 5-3 century BC. During the reign of King Ashoka, multiple viharas and stupas were built on its territory.

Mahaparinirvana and Parinirvana Stupa Temple, India The city flourished until the 12th century BC, and then was abandoned and forgotten. Many of its unique religious sites have been lost forever. In the late 19th century, the ancient city attracted archaeologists that began excavation. As a result many priceless artifacts, including the ruins of the temple and Mahaparinirvana Parinirvana Stupa, were found. That significant event happened in 1876. The building was completely renovated in 1956. The stupa, which was built more than 2 300 years ago, was reconstructed earlier, in 1927.

Next to the temple there are several important sights, including the Buddha Matha Kuar statue made of black stone. It is installed it on the site where Buddha presumably preached for the last time. Nearby, there is another well-known attraction. That’s a statue of the reclining Buddha, whose length is 6 meters. Travelers who decide to visit the legendary city of Kushinagar could see the restored Rambhar stupa, which was built in the 5th century BC. It is situated on the site of the Buddha's cineration. Next - Egituysky Datsan


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ATM bankomat: 'ICICI BANK ATM' located in 0.28 km ( check the route on the map).
Fuel station: 'Kasia petrol pump' in 1.89 km
Supermarket: 'Suresh Store' in 13 km
Parking: 'Railway Station Parking' in 19 km
Apotheek: 'Ishwar Medical Store' in 2.77 km
Police station: 'Kasia Thana Kotwali' in 2.56 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Yama Cafe' in 0.12 km
Railway station: 'Padrauna Railway Station' in 19 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Pokhara Airport PKR - in 162 km
 »  Tribhuvan Airport KTM - in 180 km
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