Kusinara (Kushinagar) -- Cremation Stupa


Latitude & Longitude:

26 degrees 44' 08.31" N, 83 degrees 54' 18.22" E)

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Areas suitable for Meditation

The site offers expanses of grass and brick walls available for meditation, and appears quite safe from distraction.


The Cremation Stupa is mentioned in

  • Maha-parinibbana Sutta: The Great Discourse on the Total Unbinding

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    Historic Accounts

    Faxian See p82 (chapter 24) of "Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms" by Fa-Hien, as Translated by James Legge.

    Xuanzang See p39 of Vol 2 Buddhist Records of the Western World.

    Other References

    Wikipedia entry on Kusinara

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