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Buddha And Kushinagar: Death of Peace

Recently, I have visited the great place. The Kushinagar is one of the world’s most Popular place. Too many Traveler come here, they all wants to see the place where the Great Knowledge (Buddha) has left his material body which we called Buddha has Taken nirvana.

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Intorduction to Kushinagar:-

In the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Kushinagar is a pilgrimage town. Kushinagar is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site where Buddhists believe that after his death Gautama Buddha reached Parinirvana. It is a pilgrimage center internationally Buddhist. The disciples of the Buddhism wish to visit this place at least once in their lives, especially from Asian countries.

Relations Between Kushinagar and Buddha:-

According to Waddell, Gautam Budha took parinirvana in the rampurva region (kushinagar). But according to the Great “Mahāyāna Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra”, Buddha travled to Kushinagar, died there and wherein he was cremated.

How to Reach Kushinagar:

  • By air:- Varanasi is the closest airport to all the major cities of India, which include Agra, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and many other destinations.
  • By Train:The closest train station to the city of Kushinagar is in Gorakhpur, 30 miles away.
  • By Road: It is well connected by excellent motor roads to all the main destinations in India. The public and private bus services offered in many cities around Kushinagar can also be accessed here.

Place to visit in kushinagar:-

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Indo – Japan Srilanka Temple:

The Indo – Japan Srilanka – Temple is a popular place to visit in a beauxtrong city of Kushinagar, with the eight – metal statue of Gautam Buddha, which has been carried from Japan. The Atago Isshin World Buddhist Cultural Association has built the architectural brilliance.

Chinese Temple:

Chinese Temple is different from the other shrines in Kushinagar, also known as Dubbed Lin sun Temple. It is a combination of Vietnamese and Chinese design. Not only that, there is a majestic Lord Buddha statue in the church which attracts visitors from all over the world.

Wat Thai Temple: 

Wat Thai Temple attracts tourists with its wonderful architectural beauty, one of the principal sacred places to Buddhists. Various varieties of trees and vegetation surround it.

Matha Kuar Shrine:

A Buddha statue that is believed to have been built from a single stone is housed in Mattha Kuar Shrine. During a visit to Kushinagar, you must visit this temple.

Meditation Park:

A small park near the shrine Mahaparinirvana in Kushinagar with its brilliant green exquisite water bodies makes it a perfect place for meditation. Visitors to this park relax in a peaceful and peaceful environment.

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Sarnath and the Budhism: A Great Relations to DHARMA

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Sarnath is a place located 10 kilometres north-east of Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. The deer park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna.

Sarnath and Isipatana:

Write whatever you want here. Then press the Quill It button on the right to paraphrase it.Before Gautama (the Buddha-to-be) attained enlightenment, he gave up his austere penances and his friends, the Pañcavaggiya monks.[6] Seven weeks after his enlightenment under the Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya, Buddha left Uruvela and travelled to Isipatana to rejoin them because, using his spiritual powers.

Gautam budha while going to buddha he have no money, as said he flied and crossed the river.

Buddha and SARNATH: 1st Teaching

The Buddha went to Sarnath after the illumination at Bodh Gaya, and he preached his first speech in the deer park here to set in motion “The Wheel of Dharma.” It is one of the most sacred places since the Buddha’s teaching flowed first in this place.

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The Buddha met the five men at this site who were his companions of previous austerities. When she came to meet the illuminated Buddha, all she saw was an ordinary man. “There comes the mendicant Gautama” they said. “He is surely worth noting.” When they reminded him of his earlier vows the Buddha replied, “Austerities are only a confusion of mind. One can no longer understand the common things of life in the exhaustion and the stupor of mind they are leading, even less the truth which lies beyond the senses.

I have abandoned luxury or asceticism extremes. The Middle Way, I discovered. “When the five ascetics heard this they become the first followers of the Buddha.

Gautama Buddha began learning not to discuss but to benefit and to benefit people. He explained the midway way, the Four Noble Truths that avoids extremes and prescribed the 8-fold way.

The four truths of nobility are:

1. Suffering is there ;

2. The cause of suffering ;

3. The reason can be removed and

4. It is possible to get rid of the causes.

The Buddha has prescribed a 8-fold path for removing the causes: correct speech, correct actions, right livelihood, correct efforts, right focus, proper attitude and good view.

On the site of the deer park in Sarnath, the Monastic tradition flourished over 1,500 years. A column of 15,24 meters in height, four lions as its capital, which is now in the museum of archaeology, was erected in the third century BC. The lion represents both the imperial rule of Ashoka and the Buddha kingship. The capital of four lions was accepted as the symbol of the modern Indian Republic.

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Dharma – Chakar – Jina Vihar, built by Kumardevia, wife of king Govinda Chandra who ruled Benares from 1114 to 1154, was the latest and largest monastery built before the invasion by the Muslim Muslims. In 1194 AD, the Muslim conqueror Kutubuddin Aibak raised the town to the earth. Sarnath became a forest of rubble underneath that remained the historical ruins. Only the Dhamekha of the sixth century remained of the two great stupas that ornate the town.

The Dhamekha Stupa

This is the most conspicuous structure at Sarnath. Colonel Cunningham bore a shaft from the top centre of the stupa and discovered a stone tablet on which an inscription is written with the word Dhamekha, and mentions that this is the spot where the Buddha delivered his first sermon. Dhamekha seems to be a distorted form of Dharma Chakra which means turning the wheel of the Dharma. 

The five ascetics who left Gautama Buddha in Bodh Gaya once used to live in huts are also said to be here. Ashoka built the original stupa. The stupa is presently 31.3 m tall with a diameter of 28.3 m. The lower part of the stupa has beautifully sculpted stones. The design consists of a large band of Swastika, carved with a finely chiselled lotus wreaking over and beneath the swastikas in different Geometrical patterns.

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The Dhamekha stupa is the sacred place where Buddhism’s voice was heard for the first time. This place is visited by many dignitaries of Buddhist countries to circumscribe this holy stupa and to worship the Buddha. The Buddhist Tibetans circumvent it singing ‘ Om mani padme hum. ‘ The Buddha’s first speech was about “law wheel.” The wheel is a symbol of Samsara, the eternal cycle of life, life after life, because of unending longing and longing.

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BodhGaya:- A Place Where knowledge Took Birth (BUDDHA)

I was in my 3rd standard, I read a story Of Gautam Buddha as the name of Siddhartha Gautama. I become totally confused as, “How a person can be like him”.

Let’s start

Siddhartha Gautama had born into shakya clan. One of his usual names was “Sakamuni” or “Sakyamunī” (“Sage of the Shakyas”).  Gautama was born in Lumbini, now in modern Nepal, and raise in the Shakya capital of Kapilvastu, which could either have been Tilaurakot, Nepal or Piprahwa, India today, according to Buddhist traditions.

Introduction to Bodh Gaya:

Bodh Gaya is located in Bihar (India). It has been the place of the illumination of Buddha Shakyamuni and is the most venerated of the sacred Buddhist places. The temple building consists of the famous Mahabodhi temple, the stupa and an original Buddha’s descendant from the Original Bodhi tree. Many other countries with Buddhist tradition like Thailand, Tibet and Japan have temples or monasteries too.

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How To reach almighty BodhGaya:

By Air:

Gaya is about 17 kilometers from the city of Bodh Gaya, which is the nearest airport. Even if the flight frequency is lower, the airport is flying well to Kolkata. Now, however, the airport has both international and domestic catering started. Thai Airways starts with a daily flight to Gaya, while Druk Air (a global carrier) departs Bangkok once a week. Patna, which is around 135 kilometers away from the city, is the second closest airport to Gaya. The airport of Patna is well – connected via Indian airlines and other domestic carriers to Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Ranchi, Lucknow and several other Indian cities.

By Train:

Gaya Junction (13 km from Bodh Gaya) is the nearest head of the railway. It has good connections with major Indian towns. You can reach the holy town from the Gaya railway station by hiring a local taxi. The taxi charge varies and depends on when the trains arrive. Sealdah – New Delhi Rajdhani, Howrah Rajdhani Express, Howrah – New Delhi Rajdhani Express and Kolkata Mail are among the regular trains. Patna, which is 110 km away from Bodh Gaya, is the second closest railway station. Patna railway manager has good connectivity and most Indian cities including Bengaluru, Delhi and Hyderabad subways.

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By Bus:-

The city of Bodh Gaya is linked by a main road to the town of Gaya. From Patna to Bodh Gaya, two times a day Bihar State Tourism Corporation operates busses, both standard and deluxe busses. Bus services from Nalanda, Rajgir, Varanasi and Kathmandu are also available in addition to Patna. A new luxury air – conditioned line of Volvo busses connecting Bodh Gaya to nearby towns and cities has now been introduced.

Place to visit In BodhGaya:

Top 10 place to visit in bodh gaya

There are too many Place to visit in the almighty BodhGaya. Some of Them are listed below:-

  • Mahabodhi Temple:- 170 meters high is the temple of Mahabodhi built by Emperor Ashoka. It was abandoned in India with the fall of Buddhism and later restored to its former glory in the 19th century. Buddha’s life scenes appear on the temple walls and there are several small stupa of varying sizes covering the whole complex. In 2002, the temple became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Bodhi Tree:- The current Bodhi tree should be the fifth sequence of the original Bodhi tree where Buddha has come to light. Under the trees of the Buddha’s meditation seat is a stone – shaped platform called Vajrasan.
  • The Great Buddha Statue

Bodhi Circuit: A Foremost or Leading Place For The Bodhi Dhama

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I am Local to Bihar, I have visited too much time to the BodhGaya (Gaya, Bihar). BodhGaya consist of Bodhi tree(Bodhi vriksha), MahaBodhi Temple, Animesh Lochan chatiya, Chankarmana, RatnaGarh.

Which Place Does Budha Circuit consist:

Budha Circuit is a incentive Launched By Government Of Bihar As Government of India. It consist of following:

  • Bodhgaya
  • Sarnath
  • Kushinagar
  • Vaishali
  • Rajgir
  • Shravasti
  • Lumbini

Detail Analysis Of Budha circuit:

Bodhgaya: Located in Bihar, this is the place of illumination found in the Bodhi Tree by Prince Siddhartha. He became the Lord Buddha, the Enlightened One after 49 days of meditation. In Bodhgaya the main sights are Bodhi Tree, Mahabodhi Temple, King Ashoka’s Vajrasana Throne, Muchalinda Lake, Animesh Lochan Chaitya, some other sacred trees such as Ratnakankramana, Ratnagaraha, Ajapala Nigrodha and Rajyatna. The monasteries of Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Japan, Thailand and others also are founded. It has several monasteries. It is thus a major tourist attraction.

Sarnath: Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon at this place. This was given when the illumination was achieved. The holy town of Varanasi is about 10 km from Sarnath. In Sarnath he set up his sangha or first disciples for the advancement of his new doctrine. King Ashoka was originally built at Dhamekh Stupa in Sarnath, the proud symbol of India, the famous lion capital pillar, or the Ashoka pillar. Here you can also see the stupa of Chaukhand, Kuti Vihar and Ashram of Sarnath.

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Kushinagar: This location is located in East Uttar Pradesh district of Gorakhpur, India. It is on its way to Kapilavastu where lord Buddha died in 543 BC and became ill. It is said that King Ashokah distributed the mortal remains of Lord Buddha throughout his kingdom and abroad to more than 80,000 stupas. Mukatanabandhana Stupa and the reclining Buddha statue in red sandstone are significant places to see. Other sights include the Thai Wat Temple, the Chinese Temple, the Japanese Temple, Mahanirvana Temple and more. This is where the Lord Buddha has been saved.

Vaishali: Lord Buddha gave his last sermon in this place. This site is located 60 km from Patna, Bihar’s capital city. It is said that Buddha told Ananda his disciple of his impending death here. The site is also known for the second Buddhist meeting held some 110 years later.

Rajgir: The Lord’s Monsoon Retreat was 12 years in Rajgir, some 70 km from Bodhgaya. He preached the precepts of Lotus Sutra and the perfection of Sutra’s wisdom during the spreading of its doctrine. Gridhakuta Hill was located in Rajgir. At Saptaparni Caves on Vaibhar Hill, Rajgir, the first Buddhist Council took place. Buddha’s teachings were compiled and preached in the council after his death. Another important place to visit in Rajgir is the world – renowned university of Nalanda.

Shravasti: Shravasti was the favorite retreat for the Buddha during the rainy season. It was about 150 km from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, and Buddha’s first miracle took place there.

Lumbini: Lumbini is the place of birth of Lord Buddha in the Rupandehi district of Nepal. It is now an important pilgrimage site for the Buddhist. Lumbini is also part of the Buddhist circuit in India as a neighboring country by tour operators.

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How Buddha Circuit Is Planned:

Lumbini →Bodhgaya→Sarnath→Kushinagar

From Lumbini in Nepal, where Lord Buddha was born, to Bodhgaya, where He attained enlightenment, to Sarnath, where He preached, to Kushinagar where He achieved salvation.

Precautions to be taken While visiting Budha Circuit:

You should put your headquarters in Patna, so not only do you have good rail and air connectivity but you will also find easy accommodation.

One day, BodhGaya is just about 111 kilometers from Patna. A car should be the preferred mode of movement. Private taxis from Patna can easily be used. The trip from Patna to Bodh Gaya takes about 3,5 – 4 hours with a short break. The reason for this is that the roads are good, but are not very broad and that there is little traffic. So you can’t drive the stretch very quickly.

The Maha Bodhi Temple and the Maha Bodhi Tree, both on the same campus, are the main attraction of Bodh Gaya. The visiting time should be an average of 2 – 3 hours. In addition, there are numerous monasteries and an 80 ft Buddha statue in the neighbourhood. The convents you want to visit should be chosen. In general, your visit should take 4 – 5 hours rather than more. The visit to the temple is free, but your footwear and mobile phones must remain in a locker. It’s also free of charge. At the main gate, take a government guide.


Suggestions and Precautions :

Try to bring your water, snacks and tea to the road, if possible, because there are not a lot of restaurants or food on the way. You’ll find it all once in Bodh Gaya. The same is true of the women’s toilet. July – August is off – season in Bodh Gaya and so most restaurants have closed because of the small number of tourists. You should start from Patna early in the morning and arrive late in the night.

BodhiVriksha : A Place of worship as well As Education

History of BodhiTree (BodhiVriksha):-

Bodhitree Popularly Called BodhiVriksha in hindi. BodhiVriksha is situated in BodhGaya (Gaya, Bihar). The tree is Peepal Tree (Sacred fig). It is to be Said that Gautam Budha Find his knowledge below this tree.

BodhiVriksha has Very significant value in our written History. We must heard about The Great Ashoka. The Great Ashoka Send A dhama(letter) to the Srilanka. The letter is approx 2200 year old.

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Some of King of the era send the parts of the tree to all over the world as like Anandbodhi Tree in sabarmati, Bodhi tree in Srilanka.

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People use to celebrate BodhiDay on the occasional of 8th december. People uses to Says “Budu saranai!” which translates to “may the peace of the Buddha be yours.”