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Mahaparinirvana Temple in Bihar

Mahaparinirvana Temple The most significant temple and Buddhist pilgrimage of Kushinagar is the Mahaparinirvana Temple, Kushinagar. The 20 feet long gigantic deity of Lord Buddha which was excavated in 1876 is displayed here in this temple. According the the inscription on the body of the statue, this statue was made during the 5th century AD. This impressive statue of Mahaparinirvana Temple, Kushinagar is magnificently sited on a brick platform which is supported by stone posts at the corners. The most amazing thing is that statue of the Lord Buddha is made on a single piece of a red stone.

Kushinagar which is situated 55 kms far from Gorakhpur is a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage. It is that place where Buddha at the age of 80 got Mahaparinirvana which is a state of permanent bliss. The reclining statue of Lord Buddha is well known all over the world.

The temple along with the statue of the Mahaparinirvana Temple, Kushinagar is a sacred place for the Buddhist devotees since this place contains the Stupas where Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana, the state where permanent bliss is attained. The Mahaparinirvana Temple of Kushinagar is situated behind the Nirvana Stupa. As Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana here, so the statue facing towards the west side and reclining towards the right represents the Mahaparinirvana.

Since it has a historical background thus the Mahaparinirvana Temple in Kushinagar is visited by a large number of tourists and devotees every year. The Buddhists from all over the world come here to offer their prayers.

The Buddhist pilgrims as well as visitors from all over the world come to visit this sacred historical place Mahaparinirvana Temple, Kushinagar every year.
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