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Pawapuri Chariot Temple – Nirvana place of Lord Mahaveera

The Place of Nirvana of Lord Mahaveera – Pawapuri

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Jalmandir of Pawapuri
Holy temple of Pawapuri
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Pawapuri is the place of Nirvana or Moksha of Lord Mahaveera. It is a very holy place for the Jains. Lord Mahaveera attained salvation here in the year 527 BC.

The temple is built within a lake filled with red lotus flowers. It is one of the main temples of Pawapuri where ‘Charan Paduka’ or the foot impression of Lord Mahaveera is found

Location and how to get there:

This temple is in the holy city of Pawapuri in the Nalanda district of Bihar. It is 108 Kilometers from Patna city.

It is also 13 Kilometers from Biharsharif Bus stand and 38 Kilometers from Rajgir Railway station.

The places of interest:

The temple is built with white marble and is beautiful and soothing. Red lotuses fill up this lake. It is in the shape of a chariot ‘Vimana’ and has the foot print of Lord Mahaveera. Entire campus is 16.8 acres large. The lake houses many species of fish and devotees and priests feed them

The history of Pawapuri:

Lord Mahaveera along with other saints observed Chaturmas at Pawapuri which is a practice of staying at one pace during the rainy season from June, July to October, November and teaching the locals about Jainism teachings.

During Dipavali festival in 572 BC on the 15th day of month Kartik , Lord Mahaveera breathed his last and attained salvation.

Kundalpur Temple – Birth Place of Lord Mahaveera

The Birthplace of Lord Mahaveera – Kundalpur

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Kundalpur Jain Temple
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Kundalpur Jain Temple

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Kundalpur is the birthplace of Lord Mahaveera. This has been a place of worship since time immemorial and 2600 Jayanthi was recently celebrated.

Lord Mahaveera was born in a place called Nandyavarth Mahal. A new palace has been built in remembrance of the lord Mahaveera here. There is a 101 feet high temple here with a 11 feet tall Lord Mahaveera statue,

Location and how to get there:

Kundalpur is in the district of Nalanda.

The nearest railway station is Nalanda, Rajgir which is 15 Kilometers from Kundalpur

The nearest bus stand is Biharsharif which is about 3 Kilometers from Kundalpur

The nearest airport is Bodhgaya Airport, Patna

The places of interest:

The temple of Kundalpur is beautiful and artistic. The lord Mahaveera statue is built of White marble and is 11 feet tall.

There are two beautiful lotus lakes in this place called Dirga Pushkarni and Pandava Pushkarni Lake

The history of Kundalpur:

Kundalpur is a place of immense importance to Jains. This is the place of birth or Lord Mahaveera, the 24th Thirthankara of Jains. Lord Mahaveera was born here 2600 years ago.

During the pregnancy of his mother, the wealth of his faather’s kingdom increased and hence he was named Vardhaman. He showed great courage during his young age and was known as Mahaveera.

He is known to have spent 22 years in Kundalpur. Lord Mahaveera renounced the world at the age of 30 after having spent 2 days under a Ashoka tree in Vaishali.

He went on to be the holy 24th Tirthankara of Jainism and was one of the most important in spreading principles of Jainism wide across Asia.

Shikharji – Place of Nirvana of 20 Tirthankaras

The holy mountain of Shikharji

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A view of the Shikharji

Shikharji is a revered Jain pilgrimage site. It is believed that twenty of the twenty four thirthankaras attained Moksha from here according to the Nirvana Kanda text. It is a 44 kilometers walk on the hill to reach the holy place

Location and how to get there:

One can reach Shikharji by train. The nearest railway station is Parasnath Station which is located in Dumri Jharkhand, almost 25 km away from Madhuban. Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport, Durgapur is the nearest Airport near Shikharji

One can reach the summit of Shikharji by a dolee which is a convenient way to reach the summit for those who will find it difficult to trek up so long

The places of interest:

The pilgrimage on the mountain is a walk of 27 Kilometers. There are 31 shrines to be covered for the pilgrimage. The first shrine (Tonk) is reached by walking 9 Kilometers. The 9 Kilometers help you cover the other tonks and then 9 Kilometers is a walk down the mountain.

The tonks are of different Jain Thirthankars.

Places to live: There are many dharamshalas in Shikharji. Some of the contact numbers of the Dharamshalas are as below:

  • UTTAR PRADESH PRAKASH BHAVAN: Phone- 06558-232366, 232367, 232390 email:
  • SHWETAMBAR KOTHI and TEMPLE: Phone- 06558-232226, 232260. This place has a few hundred rooms for stay
  • SHRI DHARAM MANGAL JAIN VIDYAPEETH: Phone- 06558-232230, 232306
  • DIGAMBAR JAIN BEES PANTH KOTHI: Phone- 06558-232228, 232209, 232361
  • DIGAMBAR JAIN TERAH PANTH KOTHI: Phone- 06558-232231, 232292. This has a Dharamsala with over 400 rooms
  • SHASHWAT BHAWAN: Phone- 06558-232378 & 232314
  • SHRI DIGAMBER JAIN SUMTISAGAR TYAGIVARTI ASHRAM ASHRAM: Phone- 06558-232261 It has about 80 rooms
  • TRIYOG ASHRAM: Phone- 06558-232252
  • DAK BUNGLOW: Phone- 06558- 232265. Govt managed Tourist residence (on the Parasnath Hills, near 31st Tonk). Prior reservation is required from Madhuban
  • Chopda Kund Dharamshala
  • KUTCHI BHAVAN Phone 06532 32225, 06532 32226