What is Kushinagar famous for? Kushinagar is the place where Gautam Buddha attained parinirvana. Kushinagar has huge significance in Gautam Buddha’s life. As per historical significance of Kushinagar, it was the city of Kush the son of lord Ram. Lord Mahavir also attained Parinirvana at Pawa, (Fazilnagar), 16 km from Kushinagar.