|Matha Kuar Shrine Kushinagar|
The Buddha Image in Matha Kuar Shrine Kushinagar
|Buddha Image in Matha Kuar Shrine Kushinagar|
The restored Buddha image, 3.05 meter in height is enshrined here but the original inscription on its pedestal is now lost. The inner door of the Shrine remains locked but the Buddha image can be seen through the door.
|Matha Kuar Shrine in Kushinagar|
Excavations by archaeologist A.C.L. Carlleyle in 1876 and later by others discovered the Matha Kuar Temple and established Kushinagar to be the place of Lord Buddha's Mahaparinirvana. However, until 1926 the Buddha image discovered here was left in the open. The present structure of Matha Kuar Shrine was constructed between November 1926 and April 1927 by U Po Hlaing with permission from the British authorities. The area around the Shrine is yet to be fully excavated.
|Posted by Narinder Singh|