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by Sumit Chourasia | Dec 08, 2018 | Category :travel

Top Places to Visit in Kushinagar (Padrauna), Uttar Pradesh

Top Places to Visit in Kushinagar (Padrauna), Uttar Pradesh

<p>Kushinagar is a pilgrimage town in the Kushinagar district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The name of "Kasia Bazaar" was changed to Kushinagar and then Kasia Bazaar became a municipality with the official name Kushinagar.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>It is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, where Buddhists believe Gautama Buddha attained Parinirvana after his death. It is an international Buddhist pilgrimage centre. The followers of Buddhism, especially from Asian countries, wish to visit this place at least once in their lifetime.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Location of Gautama Buddha's death and parinirvana</p> <p>In 1896, Waddell suggested that the site of the death and parinirvana of Gautama Buddha was in the region of Rampurva. However, according to the Mahāyāna Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra, the Buddha made his journey to Kushinagar, died there and wherein he was cremated. It is believed that during his last day he walked into the groves of tress near the city and rejoiced at the blossoms of sala trees (Shorea robusta) before laying himself to rest.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Modern scholarship, based on archaeological evidence, believes that the Buddha died in Kushinagar, close to the modern Kasia (Uttar Pradesh).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ashoka built a stupa and pilgrimage site to mark Buddha's parinirvana in Kushinagara. The Hindu rulers of the Gupta Empire (fourth to seventh century) helped greatly enlarge the Nirvana stupa and Kushinagar site, building a temple with reclining Buddha. This site was abandoned by Buddhist monks around 1200 CE, who fled to escape the invading Muslim army, after which the site decayed over the Islamic rule in India that followed. The British archaeologist Alexander Cunningham rediscovered Kushinagara in the late 19th century, and his colleague A. C. L. Carlleyle unearthed the 1,500-year-old Buddha image. The site has since then become an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. Archaeological evidence from the 3rd century BCE suggests that the Kushinagara site was an ancient pilgrimage site.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Geography</p> <p>Kushinagar is a nagar palika situated at 53 km east from Gorakhpur on the National Highway-28, lying between latitude 26&deg;45&acute;N and 83&deg;24&acute;E. Gorakhpur is the main railway terminus for Kushinagar while air strip of UP Civil Aviation is situated in Kasia, 5 km away from Kushinagar, currently being developed as an International Airport by Uttar Pradesh Government and Government of India.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Education</p> <p>Kushinagar has made a lot of progress in education in recent times. In the last decade,[when?] dozens of private and government institutes have been established at this little town. Here is a list of all educational institutes in Kushinagar:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Government institutes</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Buddha Post Graduate College, Kushinagar</p> <p>Buddha Intermediate College, Kushinagar</p> <p>Polytechnic colleges</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Government Polytechnic, Mujahana, Kushinagar</p> <p>Mooti Chand Polytechnic Institute, Kurmauta, Kushinagar</p> <p>Other institutes</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>M.A.V.M Varistha Madhyamik Vidyalay Kasia, Kushinagar</p> <p>Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Kasia, Kushinagar</p> <p>Rahul Shishu Shiksha Niketan, Kushinagar</p> <p>Buddha Central Academy, Kasia, Kushinagar</p> <p>VIEIT Computer Education, NH-28, Gorakhpur Road, Kushinagar</p> <p>Rahul Public School, Kushinagar</p> <p>Swargiya Foolmati Devi Kushinagar Public School, Kushinagar</p> <p>Linh-Son Buddhist Intermediate College, Kushinagar</p> <p>Gyanlok College for Government Services, Kushinagar</p> <p>Nav Jeevan Mission School, Kasia, Kushinagar</p> <p>St. Xavier's High School, Kasia, Kushinagar</p> <p>Bright Children's Academy, Kasia, Kushinagar</p> <p>St. Joseph's School, Salemgarh, Kushinagar</p> <p>Gyan Bhoomi International School, NH-28, Kushinagar</p> <p>St. Thereses School, Padrauna, Kushinagar</p> <p>Malati Pandey Girls Inter College, Bhaluhi Madari Patti, Kasia, Kushinagar</p> <p>Holy Mother's English School, Gaura Khas, Kasaia Road</p> <p>Green Land Public School, Kasia</p> <p>Quantom Public School, Kasia</p> <p>S.D. Public School, Babhnauli</p> <p>Nirankari Inter College, Kasia</p> <p>Holy Mother's English School, Kasaia Road, Gaura Khas</p> <p>SP Montessori, Seorahi, Kushinagar</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Medical institutions and hospitals</p> <p>Government Hospital, Kasia</p> <p>Governmental Aayurvedic Hospital, Mahaparinirvana Temple road</p> <p>Buddha National Hospital, NH 28</p> <p>Qazi Nursing Home, Kasia</p> <p>Al-Shifa Medical College, Kasia</p> <p>Vartika Medical Center, Kasia</p> <p>Hitashi Hospital, Gorakhpur Road, Kasia</p> <p>Sanjeevni Hospital, Sapha Road, Kasia</p> <p>Jeevan Jyoti Chikitsalaya, Kasia</p> <p>Hansraj Memorial Hospital, NH-28</p> <p>Janta Hospital, Kasia</p> <p>Abhay yoga centre Kushinagar</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Notable people</p> <p>Sachchidananda Vatsyayan 'Agyeya' (सच्चिदानंद हीरानंद वात्स्यायन 'अज्ञेय'), noted Hindi writer</p> <p>Ram Nagina Mishra, former Lok Sabha MP</p> <p>Baleshwar Yadav, former Lok Sabha MP</p> <p>Rajesh Pandey, member of 16th Lok Sabha, also served as a Member of Legislative Council in Uttar Pradesh</p> <p>R. P. N. Singh, former member of parliament from Indian National Congress, also served as Minister of State for Road and Transport, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas in the cabinet of former Prime minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kushinagar</p>

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