Ramabhar Stupa can be counted as one of the most sacred shrine of Buddhism in the world. Situated just a kilometer off from the city center, Rambhar Stupa is a must visit for every tourist flocking India.
Ramvara Stupa is said to mark the site where Lord Buddha was cremated
and got Mahaparinirvana. Kushinagar is a place that has been frequented
by Lord Buddha. There are sources, which confirm that Lord Buddha had
many discourses at this place. It is also mentioned in numerous Buddhist
as well as Brahmin sources that Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana in
this city only.
Ramabhar Stupa, rising more than 50 feet in height, stands on a mound
facing the road that joins Kushinagar with Deoria. It has been built to
mark the actual cremation site. In the ancient Buddhist texts this Stupa
has been referred to as Mukut-Bandhan Vihar. There is a sheet of water,
called Ramabhar Jheel or pond, close to it that dries up in summer.
Whether the name Ramabhar originally belonged to the pond or to the
mound is difficult to say; nor can it be satisfactorily derived or its
relation to the events of Buddha's death easily explained.