- Set against a pastoral landscape, the small hamlet of Kushinagar, 53
km west of Gorakhpur, is revered as the site of the Buddha's
Mahaparinirvana, his death and cremation, that marked his final
liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth.
lifetime, Kushinara, as it was then called, was a small town in the
kingdom of the Mallas, surrounded by a thick forest cover. It remained
forgotten, until the late nineteenth century, when archaeologists
rediscovered the site, and began excavations.
Today, Kushinagar is
rediscovering its roots, as a center for international Buddhism, and is
home to many viharas, including a Tibetan gompa devoted to Sakyamuni, a
Burmese vihara, and temples from China and Japan.
Temperature (Max./Min.) Deg C: Summer
- 47/28 Winter -23/7
Area: 1026 KM2
Zone: 813 KM2
Area: 232 KM2
Zone: 35 KM2
Season: October to March
Summer - Cotton/Tropical, Winter - Light Woolens.
Spoken: Hindi, English