Visit the revered site of Buddha's Mahaparinirvana with Kushinagar Tour Packages. He had declared as soon as he was born that this was his last birth. Kushinagar was a small town in the kingdom of the Mallas and was surrounded by a forest of Sal trees. This place was discovered in the 19th century by archaeologists. Lord Buddha had stated four places in Mahaparinibbana Sutta which are of religious importance and which are places of pilgrimage. He stated these places in Kushinagar.
The four places he named were Lumbini, Buddhagaya, Samath and Kushinagar. Visit Kushinagar, the place where Lord Buddha stayed last with Kushinagar Tour Packages. Kushinagar is where Buddha passed away near the Hiranyavati River. He was cremated at the Ramabhar stupa. This place is situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh in north India and is about 53 kilometers from Gorakhpur. Visit the historic and religious place of Buddhism by booking Kushinagar Tour Packages.
Buddha had told Ananda to prepare a bed for him with the head towards the north between two Sal trees. Buddha knew he was going to die and so the Mallas of Kushinagar came to pay respect to him. His body was laid in state was six days and on the seventh day his body was honored with garlands and taken to Mukutbandhana Chaitya which was the sacred shrine of the Mallas.
Book the Kushinagar Tour Packages to go to this sacred place where Buddha breathed his last. His ash was collected by the Mallas and distributed to the representatives of eight kingdoms. These relics are enshrined in stupas across Asia today. There are various attractions in Kushinagar one can visit with Kushinagar Tour Packages. The Nirvana Stupa is made of bricks and is 2.74 meter high. It was excavated by Carlleyl in 1867 and he also found a copper vessel with an inscription proving that Lord Buddha's ashes were buried here. In the temple, there is a large statue of Buddha in a reclining position.
Book the Kushinagar Tour Packages to visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple which has a large statue of Buddha in a reclining position carved from Chunar sandstone. This statue depicts the dying Buddha. The Ramabhar Stupa is 49 feet high and is the place where Lord Buddha was cremated. The Ramabhar Stupa has been also called as the Mukut Bandhan Vihar in ancient Buddhist writings. Visit this famous Stupa with Kushinagar Tour Packages. It is about 1.5 kilometer away from the Mahaparinirvana temple. Another place of attraction here is the Wat Thai Temple which was built to celebrate the victory of King Bhumibol's accession of the throne.
Many trees were planted here and it is a unique temple. There is a Chinese temple, Birla temple and a Meditation park also to visit. The Japanese temple is where an eight metal statue of Lord Buddha was brought from Japan. Visit these sites of interest by booking the Kushinagar Tour Packages. Besides these places, one can go on excursion to Gorakhpur and Lumbini. Lumbini is another important Buddhist pilgrimage centre and the place where Lord Buddha was born.
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