Kusinara (Kushinagar) -- Mahaparinibbana Temple


Latitude & Longitude:

26 degrees 44' 20.77" N, 83 degrees 53' 26.26" E)

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Areas suitable for Meditation

The site offers expanses of grass available for meditation, and appears quite safe from distraction. The Northeast corner of the site appears particularly suitable.


The Cremation Stupa is mentioned in

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

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    Historic Accounts

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

    XuanzangSee p32 of Vol 2 Buddhist Records of the Western World.

    Other References

    Wikipedia entry on Kusinara

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