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Kushinagar District

Kushinagar District was a part of Deoria District and came into existence as a new district in 1994. At present it has an area of 2,832 sq km and is bordered by Mahrajganj District in the west, Gorakhpur District in the south-west, Deoria District in the south, and Bihar in the east. The population is about 3 million. Its headquarters is at Padrauna, 71 km from Gorakhpur and 336 km from Lucknow.

Kushinagar is famous all over the world for its cultural heritage. It is associated with Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavir, the founders of Buddhism and Jainism respectively. This is the place where the Buddha attained salvation ( nirvana) and was cremated at Ramabhar. It is believed that the present Kushinagar was known as Kushawati in pre-Buddha period and Kushinara in Buddha period.

There are many temples namely Mahaparinirvana temple, Matha Kuar shrine, Wat Thai temple, Indo-Japan-Srilanka temple, and Sun temple.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Kushinagar

Archeological Sites (2) Cities and Towns (11) Sacred Places (3)
Buddhist Temples (1) Historical Monuments (1) Trains and Railway Stations (1)
Bus Stations (2) Hotels (2) Villages (1)

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