Top 2 Temples in Kushinagar 2021 You Must Visit

Top 2 Temples in Kushinagar 2021 You Must Visit

By | Update Date: May 09, 2021, 21:42 IST

Mahaparinirvan Temple

There is a Mahaparinirvana temple in Kushinagar in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The temple has a 6 feet tall statue of Buddha, which is always covered by a chunari. Only the face of the idol is visible. This temple is a sacred place for the visitors of the country and abroad, because in Kushinagar itself, Gautama Buddha merged into the Five Elements. Swami Haribala, a disciple of Lord Buddha, has done a grand construction of the temple with red sandstone.

Sun Temple

Located in Konark, Odisha, the Sun Temple was built in the 13th century, this monument is famous today as a World Heritage Site. It is a Sun Temple also known as Black Pagoda. Built by King Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty around 1250, the temple is in the shape of an ornamental chariot. Although a large part of the temple complex is now in ruins, it is still a permanent example of ingenuity and superior architecture. The temple was envisioned as a giant solar chariot, with twelve pair of horses, drawn by seven rearing horses. The temple received the name of the Black Pagoda from the sailors because it was a reference to them. This temple is built in the shape of a very large chariot, in which the wheels of precious metals, Pillars and walls are made. The main part of the temple is on the verge of destruction today. This chariot has 12 pairs of wheels made of metal which is 3 meters wide and has a total of 7 horses in front. This temple has also been designed according to the traditional Kalinga system. And this temple has been built towards the east or the way that the first rays of the sun fell directly on the entrance of the temple. This temple was constructed from Khondalit stones. Konark temple is also known for its erotic idol sex.

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