|The Mahaparinirvana Temple Kushinagar|
|Buddha Image in The Mahaparinirvana Temple Kushinagar|
The Mahaparinirvana Posture
|The Mahaparinirvana Posture in The Mahaparinirvana Temple Kushinagar|
Lord Buddha in this image is lying facing the West, head towards the North and feet towards the South. There are three small images on the western side of the Buddha image. The small image in the center is of a male monk who is meditating facing the Lord. The other two small images on either side of the male monk are of females in the mourning posture. A 5th century inscription on the pedestal below the Buddha image states that the Buddha image was carved by an artiste named "Din" under instructions from a devotee named Haribal.
Entry to the Mahaparinirvana Temple and the Mahaparinirvana Stupa is free and it is open daily from sunrise to sunset.
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|Posted by Narinder Singh|