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Nearly 60 cms. high, black-colored idol of Bhagawan Mahavir Swami in the
It is on the hill of the thick forest at a distance of 5 kilometers from
the foot of Kshatriyakund.
This tirth belongs to a period earlier than the times of the last
Tirthankara Bhagawan Mahavir. It was the capital of King Siddhartha, the
father of Bhagawan Mahavir, King Siddhartha’s wife Trishala was the
daughter of King Chetak. Bhagawan was born of her. When Bhagawan was in
her womb, Trishalamata saw fourteen great dreams. Money and corn
increased. Everywhere in the kingdom peace and happiness increased.
Therefore, on the twelfth day of his birth, Bhagawan was given the name,
‘Vardhman’. Bhaagwan was married to Yashodadevi, daughter of King
Samarvir. Bhagawan had no love for worldly pleasures. With permission of
his elder, brother Nandivardhan, he took diksa on the auspicious tenth day
of the dark half of the month of Kartak in the year 513 of the vikram era.
Bhagawan was then 30 years old. Bhagawan thus passed 30 years of his life
on this holy land. Three Kalyanaks of Bhagawan happened here. Every
particle of this land is, therefore, sacred and this tirth has a great
significance. Even today the calm and serene atmosphere of this place sets
the stream of devotion to God, flowing in the human heart and forgetting
worldly affairs, man gets engrossed in worship of god. Even today, a touch
of this sacred tirth thrills men.
On the Kshatriyakund hill, this is the only temple but at the foot of the
hill, there are two small temples. There is an idol of Bhagawan Mahavir in
the temple at the birth-place of Mahavir. There is also temple in
of art and Sculpture:
The natural beauty on the hill at a height of nearly 5 kilometers from its
foot, is very peaceful, pure and suitable for sadhana. The ancient
delightful idol of Bhagawan Mahavir here is very artistic and spectacular.
The mere sight of the idol thrills the pilgrims with joy. There are many
ancient ruined buildings near the temple. They remind one of the ancient
places of Kumargram, Mahankund, Bramankund, Morak etc. The two temples at
the foot of the hill are called Chyavan Kalyanak and diksa Kalyanak. The
temples on the high hill surrounded by trees and hills are extraordinarily
splendid. There is an ancient pinnacled temple in Lachhavad. In it there
are two idols - one made of stone and one made of metals.
The nearest railway station Jamari and Kyub are at a distance 30
kilometers. Kshatriyakund Giriraj is at a distance 5 kilometers from the
foot of the hill. Lachhavad is at a distance of 5 kilometers from the foot
of the hill. Bus service and private vehicles are available. Boarding and
lodging provisions are there.
Svetambar Sangha, Lachhavad, Dist - Munger, State : Bihar, India.