Category Archives: Jain Tour

Jain Tirth Yatra

DAY

KM

DESTINATION

01

100

PATNA TO PAVAPURI  (N.H.)

02

75

PAVAPURI-KUNDALPUR-GUNIYAJI-RAJGIRI (N.H.)

03

25

RAJGIRI LOCAL (N.H.)

04

225

RAJGIRI-SHIKHARJI (N.H.)

05

0

SHIKHARJI (N.H.)

06

200

SHIKHARJI-KSHTRIYAKUND (LACHWAD) (N.H.)

07

150

KSHTRIYAKUND-KAKADI-CHAMPAPURI (N.H.)

08

250

CHAMPAPURI-AJIMGUNJ (N.H.)

09

250

AJIMGUNJ-KOLKATTA

   

 

2. PATNA/GAYA-GUNEA JI-PAWAPURI-KUNDALPURI-RAJGIR-SHAIKHAR JI-LACHUWAD-GAYA OR PATNA 06 Night

 3. PATNA/ GAYA- GUNEA JI-PAWAPURI-KUNDALPURI-RAJGIR-PATNA/GAYA  03 Nights

 4. PATNA- SHAIKHAR JI-LACHUWAD-GAYA OR PATNA 04 Night

 ADD ON TOUR :

BODHGAYA/KATHMANDU/DARJEELING/GANGTOK/YUMTHANG/PELLING

 

Shikhar Ji (Madhuban)

Banka District

Mandar Hill
It is about 5-kms north of Baunsi and about 48-kms south of the Bhagalpur town. The hill is about 700-ft high that consists of a huge mass of granite overgrown near the summit with low jungle. This hill is extremely sacred in the Hindu mythology.
Bhagalpur District

Champanagar
The city of Champa, as capital of the ancient kingdom of Anga, is found frequently mentioned in ancient Indian literature. King Karna of the Mahabharata is said to have ruled from here.
Jamui District

Lachhaur

This is a village situated about 8-kms west of Simaria and 7-kms south of Sikandra. Some Jains hold Lachhaur to be the birthplace of Mahavir Swamin, the 24th Tirthankara of the Jains.

Kundghat (Jamui)
It is about 6-kms from Lachhaur. There is a temple of Kundeshwari Devi, which is held sacred by the Jains.

Nawada District

Gonava Jee
Gonava village is situated about one kilometer north of Nawada on Patna-Ranchi road. It is a place of pilgrimage for the Jains of both sects. The Digambar Jain temple is just by the side of main road while the Shwetambar Jain temple is behind it. The Digambar Jain temple built in 1925 is quite beautiful. It has a large marble idol of Lord Mahavira. The Shwetambar Jain temple was built some 800 years ago and has an impressive approach road. The temple has got a marble idol of Lord Mahavira flanked by a granite idol of Sudharmaji and idol of Panch Parmesthi made of Asthadhatu. The temple is famous and known as place of Nirvana of Lord Mahavira’s 1st disciple, Gautam Gandharva.

Nalanda District

Kundalpur
Close to the ruins of ancient Nalanda University a new beautiful Jaisalmer stone temple stands at Kundalpur, which houses statues of Lord Mahavira, Adinath Swami and Gautam Gandharva. This place is believed to be the birthplace of Gautam Gandharva, the first disciple of Lord Mahavira. There is also an ancient Jain temple here, which is centuries old.

Jalmandir (Pawapuri)
Pawapuri,which is also known as Apapapuri, the sinless town, is a very sacred Jain pilgrimage. According to belief, it was here that Lord Mahavira, the greatest propounder of Jainism, attained Nirvana. Hundred of thousands of his disciples and devotees took away the ashes after his cremation here. The rush was so great that even the soils of the area were taken away and it became a tank. Later on, a beautiful temple of white marble was constructed in the center of the tank to commemorate the Lord’s Nirvana. This temple is known as the Jalmandir.

Samosaran (Pawapuri)
A beautiful temple commemorates the place where Lord Mahavira sat to teach his disciples. The temple is a circular work of white marble, rising by low steps into several concentric terraces with a beehive shaped shrine on the top containing the footprints of Lord Mahavira.

Maniyar Math (Rajgir)
This monument occupies a prominent position inside the valley, situated almost in the center of the enclosure of the ancient inner city, on the way to the Son Bhandar Caves. Legend is that Srenika or Bimbisara had 32 wives to each of which he daily gave new ornaments, and threw the old ones into a well, which is still shown. A small temple of the Jain, quite modern, covers this well.

Sone Bhandar (Rajgir)
There are two rock-cut caves, adjacent to each other, excavated on the southern face of the Vaibhara hill, facing the western portion of the valley. Of them the western one is locally called as Son-Bhandar- i.e. – Treasury of gold. Local belief is that the piece of rock within this space is an ancient wedge blocking up the passage to the treasury of gold in the body of the hill. This cave consists of a large chamber, 34′x 17′ and is provided with a doorway and a window.
Veerayatan (Rajgir)
Veerayatan, situated at Rajgir , was established in 1973 on the occasion of 2500th Janm Kalyank Varsh of Lord Mahavira. Veerayatan is a socio-religious institution inBihar, striving for rendering service to humanity, for improving culture and for imparting education beyond the limitation of time and space. By providing unflinching service in the field of community health, education and employment, it has created a social reformation in the locality. Veerayatan is having a 100 bedded charitable eye hospital, which completes the motto of Seva (Services) & Devotion which are the main objectives of Veerayatan. The gallery consists of more than 50 beautiful panels exhibiting the life of Mahavira and also conveys the importance of Ahimsa.