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Kushi Nagar District, Uttar Pradesh

Geography of Kushi Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

Kushinagar, situated at 53 kms east from Gorakhpur on the National Highway -28, lies between lattitude 26° 45´ N and 83° 24´ E. The district head-quarters is Padrauna, 71 Kms from Gorakhpur and 336 Kms from Lucknow. It is a terai area covering the geographical area of 2873.5 Sq. km. It is bounded by districts - Mahrajganj in the west, Gorakhpur in the southern- west , Deoria in the south and Bihar state in the east.

Kushi Nagar

How to Reach Kushi Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

Air :    Air strip of U.P. Civil  Aviation  is  available  in Kasia,  5 km. from  Kushinagar.   Also,  Air   Force  Station  Aerodrome is 46  Km. from  Kushinagar  where landing and taking off  facilities  are allowed with due permission  of the Air Force.

Roadways :   Kushinagar is well connected with motorable roads and have regular bus -service . Frequent  road-transport  is  available from  Gorakhpur ( 51 Km)   as well as from Deoria (35 Km). 

Rail :   Padrauna,   district head-quarter, is linked with metre-gauge railway  line from Gorakhpur.  Nearest railway stations for reaching Kushinagar are Gorakhpur Railway Station (51 km) and  Deoria  (35 Km).  Gorakhpur  is well  connected  with  all   major cities of India and it has computer-reservation facility. Details of Important trains connecting Gorakhpur  is given below :

Gorakhpur is the main terminus for Kushinagarr

Culture of Kushi Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

Cuisine of Kushi Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

Places of interest in Kushi Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

Kushinagar is where Lord Buddha breathed his last on earth. Because of this, the place is a sacred pilgrimage site for the Buddhist. The place was forgotten until, 1861 when General A. Cunningham and A.C.I. Carlyl exposed the hidden wealth through excavations. Several monuments mark the association of lord Buddha with Kushinagar, which are today important tourist attractions in Kushinagar.

Nirvana Stupa

The huge stupa made of bricks was exposed by Carlyl in 1876. The Brahmi inscription states that Lord Buddha's remains had been deposited here. A copper vessel was unearthed at this site.

Nirvana Temple

A 6mtrs long statue of reclining Buddha represents the dying prophet. The statue was unearthed in 1876.

Mathakuar Shrine

Some 400yards from the Nirvana stupa, it enshrines a black stone image of the Buddha in the 'bhumi sparsha mudra'. Lord Buddha delivered his last sermon here.

Ramabhar Stupa

Nearly 1km away this 49 ft tall stupa marks the site where the Lord Buddha was cremated. In ancient Buddhist texts this stupa has been referred to as Mukut-Bandhan Vihar.

Japanese Temple

This is a recent construction. Here is installed a beautiful statue of Lord Buddha made of eight metals which has come from Japan.

Chinese Temple

It also has a beautiful statue of Lord Buddha.

Kushinagar Museum

The Buddha Museum, containing finds from excavations at the site, is open everyday except Monday

Events in Kushi Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

National Record 2012

Most comprehensive state website

Bihar became the first state in India to have separate web page for every city and village in the state on its website www.brandbihar.com (Now www.brandbharat.com)

See the record in Limca Book of Records 2012 on Page No. 217