Piprahwa Stupa

Piprahwa is a village near Birdpur in Siddharthnagar district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Kalanamak rice, a scented and spicy variety of rice is grown in this area. Piprahwa is best known for its archaeological site and excavations that suggest that it may have been the burial place of the portion of the Buddha’s ashes that were given to his own Sakya clan. A large stupa and the ruins of several monasteries as well as a museum are located within the site. Ancient residential complexes and shrines were uncovered at the adjacent mound of Ganwaria. Some scholars have suggested that modern-day Piprahwa-Ganwaria was the site of the ancient city of Kapilavastu, the capital of the Shakya kingdom, where Siddhartha Gautama spent the first 29 years of his life.

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  • PIPRAHWA STUPA
  • GANWARIA ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE
  • SALARGARH ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE

How to Reach:

By Air

The nearest Airport is Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, which is approximately 140 Kilometers from Piprahwa Stupa.

By Train

The nearest Railway Station is Naugarh, approx 25 Kilometres from Piprahwa Stupa.

By Road

To reach this temple Auto-rickshaws and by own convenes.