History of Ramabhar Stupa
Ramabhar Stupa, Kushinagar is the place where Lord Buddha was cremated and he attained salvation or Mahaparinirvana. According to the facts, Lord Buddha had many discourses in Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh. From the ancient Buddhist texts, the Ramabhar Stupa has been referred to as the ‘Mukut-Bandhan Chaitya’.
Tourists from all over visit the Ramabhar Stupa, Kushinagar which has carefully treasured the remnants of history.
Structure of Ramabhar Stupa
Ramabhar Stupa is a half-ruined 15m-high stupa, dome-shaped clump of red bricks. Earlier it was more than 50 feet high which stood on a high mound that faces the road. Near the Ramabhar Stupa, Kushinagar, there is a sheet of water which is called the ‘Ramabhar Jheel’ that completely dries up in the hot summer months.
Ramabhar Stupa can be counted as one of the most sacred shrines of Buddhism in the world. The landscaped garden in the Stupa complex invokes contemplation. Monks and pilgrims can often be seen meditating by the palm-lined path that leads around the structure.
Visiting Information of Ramabhar Stupa
Kushinagar is located on the National Highways 28 which connects the city with the other parts of the state. One can avail the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation buses or other private buses to reach Ramabhar Stupa. Gorakhpur Railway Station is the nearest railway station and the nearest airport to Kushinagar is the Gorakhpur Airport.
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