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Shri Champapuri Tirth

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Mulnayak: Nearly 45 cms high, white-colored idol of Bhagawan Vasupujya Swami in Padmasana posture.
It is near the Bhagalpur railway station and on the bank of the Ganga river.
Historicity: This is the only tirth where all the five Kalyanakas - Chyavan, birth, diksa, attainment of omniscience and attainment of Moksa - of Bhagawan took place. At time in the past, this was a large city. Bhagawan Adishvar, Bhagawan Parshvanath and Bhagawan Mahavir Swami put their feet on this land. Mahavir had his third and twelfth monsoon sojourns in this city. It was a very prosperous and happy city. It was the capital of karna, the donor of Dadhivahan of karagadu and of Ajatashatru, the son of the Shrenik,. Many brave Jain Kings, groups of Sadhus and rich merchants lived here. The religious activities that they did on this holy land will be noted in letters of gold. On the day of Nirvana of Bhagawan, the fourteenth day of the bright half of the month of Asadh, sweet balls are offered to God. Lost in the worship of Bhagawan, thousands of devotees, spread the message of the Jan religion.

Other Temples: Many idols are installed in this temple in memory of Kalyanakas of Bhagawan. Besides there are Digambar Jain temples of the hills of Bhangalpur, Mandargiri and Nathnagar.

Works of art and Sculpture: Though the city is very ancient, no ancientness is seen in the temples. It is believed that in the course of its frequent renovations, the specimens of artistry and ancientness were perhaps exchanged. In the upper part of the temple, the incidents of the life of Shripal and Mayana are beautifully painted. Many idols of all the five Kalyanakas of Bhagawan are installed in the temples and they are very spectacular.

Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Bhangalpur is at a distance of 6 kilometrs from the tirth. Bus service and private vehicles are available. On the open ground of the temple, there are Boarding and lodging provisions.

Trust: Shri Jain Svetambar Sangha, Champauri,Dist Bhangalpur, State : Bihar, India.

Shri Vasupujya Bhagwan


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