KUSHINAGAR - THE HOLIEST PILGRIMAGE
When Buddha turned 80, he predicted at Vaishali (now in Bihar) on the day of Magh Purnima that he would achieve Mahaparinirvana at Kushinagar - the capital of Mallas - exactly three months later. All pilgrimage sites in Kushinagar associated with Buddha's life are concentrated in a small hamlet called Kasia. Kushinagar is 53km from Gorakhpur and 35km from Deoria.
Smt. Rita Bahuguna Joshi
Minister of Tourism, Uttar Pradesh
I am happy to learn that a special kit containing tourism literature on Kushinagar including this book has been prepared for release on the occasion of the World TourismRead more
Mr. Rajiv Kumar
Chief Secretary - Uttar Pradesh
I am pleased to know that a comprehensive kit containing tourism literature on Kushinagar, this book, a video file and a brochure has been prepared for release by the Hon'ble Chief MinisterRead more
Mr. Awanish Kumar Awasthi
Principal Secretary - Information and Tourism, U.P.
I am overwhelmed by the first ever coffee-table book on Kushinagar. It contains graphic illustrations and lucid text on Kushinagar. This book not only provides first-hand information on KushinagarRead more
Mr. Andra Vamsi(IAS)
District Magistrate, Kushinagar, U.P.
When I took over as District Magistrate of Kushinagar, one of the first things that struck me was the fact that Kushinagar does not attract as many tourists and pilgrims as it deserves.Read more
Mr. Rajesh Pandey
Member of Parliament Kushinagar
The dream of an international airport at Kushinagar has always haunted me. It is a dream I share with the incumbent District Magistrate of Kushinagar, Sri Andra Vamsi. Because, in the heart of..Read more
Popular Places of Kushinagar
Char Dham for Buddhist Pilgrims
Before his Mahaparinirvana, Buddha announced the four spots associated with his life which should be considered most sacred for pilgrimage by his disciples and followers according to Mahaparinirva Sutra or 'Mahaparinibbana Sutta' as it was originally called in Pali. These include his birthplace Lumbini; Bodh Gaya - the place where he attained enlightenment; Sarnath-the place where he preached his first sermon, formed his Sanga with five disciples and set the wheel of Dharmachakra in motion; and Kushinagar - where he preached his last sermon, breathed his last, was cremated, his relics were distributed and interred. These, for all practical purposes, constitute the Char Dham Yatra for Buddhist pilgrims.
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District Magistrate Kushinagar
"Dear sir, Thanks for the website and catalog. Very beautiful pictures and video. This is vey beneficial for the increase of tourism. Thanks & Regards Hotel Om Residency, Kushinagar "
- Hote Om Residency, Kushinagar