|Shri Kundalpur Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra (Prachine Mandir)
|Is Teerth Kshetra (According to ancient belief this is the place of Bhagwan Mahaveer’s Garbha, Janma & Tapa Kalyanaka)
|Shri Kundalpur Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra (Prachine Mandir)|
Place & Post – Kundalpur, Taluka – Nalanda, District – Nalanda (Bihar) Pin – 803111
|Managing Committee :
|Shri Bihar Sate Digambar Jain Teerth Kshetra Committee
Place & Post – Aara, Taluka – Aara, District – Bhojpur (Bihar) Pin – 802301
|Chair Person :
|Shri Sahu Sharad Kumar Jain
|Shri Ajai Kumar Jain |
Devashram, Mahadeva Road,
Aara, District – Bhojpur (Bihar) Pin – 802301
Phone 06182-237729, 0612-2352285
|Nearby City :
|Patna 100 km |
Bihar Sharif 15 km
Rajgir 15 km
Gaya 75 km
Nalanda 4 km
|About Kundalpur :
Shri Kundalpur Digambar Jain Teerth Kshetra is situated in Nalanda District of Bihar
State. This is 4 km ahead from Nalanda Railway Station. Nalanda is famous world wide for Nalanda University of ancient India.
This is the belief of devotees from centuries that this is the sacred place of Bhagwan Mahaveer’s Garbha, Janma & Tapa Kalyanaka.
|Main Temple & Idol :
At Kundalpur there is a huge magnificent & attractive temple with beautiful spires, in
this temple an attractive Bhagwan Mahaveer’s Padmasana idol 4½ feet in height, while in color is installed. Out side the temple in an ancient umbrella, foot images of Bhagwan are installed.
|Temple Kind of & Timings :
|Digambar : - 6 AM Morning to 6 PM Evening
|Other Temples :
In other temples, a huge magnificent ‘Keerti Stambha’ is worth seeing, 8 idols of Bhagwan Mahaveer are installed in this.
Beautiful picturization of 16 dreams seen by ‘Rani Trishala’ – the mother of Bhagwan Mahaveer and foot images of her installed here are also worth seeing.
In an umbrella, foot images of ‘Gautam Ganadhara’ – the chief Ganadhara of Bhagwan Mahaveer are also installed. Foot images of great ‘Acharya Bhatta Akalanka Dev’ are also installed here. He is the author of ‘Ashta Shati’ – a great text on Indian Philosophy. ‘Ashta Shati’ is the commentary by Akalanka Dev on ‘Devagama Stotra or Apta-Meemansa’ of great ‘Acharya Swami Samantbhadra’.
An art gallery of pictures & photos related to Bhagwan Mahaveer is worth seeing.
Under Construction: - ‘Nandyavarta Mahal’ – a palace where Bhagwan Mahaveer were born, ‘Trikal Chaubeesee Mandir’ & Nava Griha Shanti Mandir are under construction here.
|Annual Gatherings |
Janmotsava of Bhagwan Mahaveer (Annual Fair) – Chaitra Shukla 12 to 14.
Shri Digambar Jain Mandir Dharmashala with 8 normal rooms and 7 semi-deluxe rooms
Mess facility is available near the temple.
|Reservation Facility, Residence Reservation is available|
|Means of approach :
|Road: - Busses are available from Bihar Sharif to direct Kundalpur. Busses & Taxies are available from Shri Sammed Shikharji; after traveling of Kundalpur, Pavapur, Nalanda, Rajgir, they leave at Gaya. From Rajgir & Pavapur busses are available for Kundalpur. |
Train: - Direct train is available from Delhi to Nalanda (Shramjivi Express)
Airport: - Patna, Bodha Gaya.
|Nearby Places :
Pavapuri – Bhagwan Mahaveer’s place of salvation.
Rajgir – First precept (Divya Dhwani) was delivered here by Mahaveer Swami.
Sammed Shikharji – This is the famous sacred place being the place of salvation of many saints (Munies).
Japani’s temple of Gautam Buddha at Nalanda.
Shwetambar Jain Mandir, Kundalpur.
|Suggestions for Safe Traveling: Traveling in night is not safe. Travelers must reach Kundalpur up to 8 PM in night.