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Devraha Asthan, Kushinagar

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Kushinagar is the religious destination for the major Indian communities including the followers of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. It is regarded as the sacred teerath (pilgrim centre) because both the Lord Mahavir and Lord Buddha frequently visited it and delivered sermons. This place was also consecrated because both Lord Mahavir and Buddha attained Nirwana here.

It is a home to a host of historical and religious monuments, temples, stupas and parks. Most of these venues contain remnants of olden times which were discovered during the excavations carried out by teams of the Archeological Survey of India from time to time.

Devraha Asthan or temple is situated approximately three kilometers from Padrauna Cantonment in Kushinagar. It is home to a mount with a temple built over it.

The shrine contains the idols of Lord Vishnu, Tirthankar Mahavir and Teerthankar Neminath. It is popularly called the Trimurti idol or the statue of the Triumvirate. According to folklore, the temple also hosted a huge statue of the Buddha.


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