(Last Updated on : 03-01-2015)
The historical city of Kushinagar in the state of Uttar Pradesh embodies three Buddhist Temples, namely, the Japanese Temple, the Watt Thai Temple and the Chinese Temple.
The 'Ashta Dhatu' or 'Eight Metals' of Lord Buddha is worshipped as a deity in this temple.
This is one of the most interesting and beautiful Buddhist temples in the beautiful city of Kushinagar.
The 'Ashta Dhatu' or 'Eight Metals' of Lord Buddha is worshipped as a deity in this temple. This idol has been brought from Japan in dismantled form. Later it was joined before establishing it in the temple.
The Atago Isshin World Buddhist Cultural Association has erected this temple. The Japanese Monarchy funded for this temple. This temple consists of a single circular chamber, housing a golden image of Buddha.
Watt Thai Temple
This kind of temple is unique in the whole of Indian subcontinent.
One of the most beautiful and most visited temples of Kushinagar is the Watt Thai Temple. This kind of temple is unique in the whole of Indian subcontinent.
This temple was erected to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of His Majesty King Bhumibol 's accession to the throne of Thailand.
It is laid out on a lust green lawn. It was actually made to serve as a forest monastery. As a result of this, there are various kinds of trees, plants, herbs, shrubs, etc.
As the temple is centrally located in Kushinagar, anyone interested can visit the temple hiring a cab, an auto or a rickshaw.
The architecture of the temple differs entirely from the traditional Buddhist temples of Kushinagar.
The Chinese Temple, situated at Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh is another beautiful temple and frequented tourist destination. A Chinese Buddha is preached in the temple. Thousands of devotees from all over the world visit the temple every year.
The architecture of the temple is worth to be mentioned. It differs entirely from the traditional Buddhist temples of Kushinagar. The architecture of this temple is predominantly 'Han Chinese'. It also has design elements, which have been borrowed from various provinces of Mainland China. Chinese and Vietnamese architecture marks the beauty of the exterior of the temple.