Ramabhar Stupa - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Historical | Pilgrimage

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Distance (From Kushinagar Bus Stand): 4 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Near Buddha Ghat

Transportation Options: Cab / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1 km from Wat Thai Temple, 2 km from Parinirvaa Stupa & Temple, and 4 km from Kushinagar Bus Station, Ramabhar Stupa is a Buddhist monument in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh. Situated near Buddha Ghat, it is one of the most important pilgrim places for the Buddhists in India, and among the popular places to visit in Kushinagar.

Ramabhar Stupa holds a great religious significance to Buddhists all over the world as it is said that this is the exact spot where Lord Buddha was cremated and got Mahaparinirvana after his death in 483 BC. The stupa was constructed by the Malla Kings who ruled over Kushinagar when Buddha was alive. In ancient Buddhist texts, this Stupa has been referred to as Mukut-Bandhan Chaitya or Mukta-Bandhan Vihara.

According to the legends, the word Ramabhar might be derived from the pond or the mound located close to it. The Stupa is made out of bricks and is 14.9 m high. The stupa is built on a mound standing opposite the Kushinagar-Deoria road. The circular drum of this stupa has a diameter of 34.14 m at the top and 47.24 m at the bottom. There is also a pond-like water body close to it.

Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM