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Shri Vaishali Tirth

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Mulnayak: Nearly 38 cms high., black-colored idol of Bhagawan Mahavir Swami in the Padmasana Posture.
It is outside the Vaishali town.
This temple has a very ancient, impressive and glorious history. It is interwoven with Bhagawan Mahavir Swami. This is the place of the three Kalyanakas (events beneficent the world) - chyavan, birth of diksa of Mahavir, according to the Digambar belief. Once in the past, the city of Vaishali was very prosperous. The Lichchhvi dynasty was chiefly in power. They were believed to be Kshtriyas of the Jnatruvamsha. They had faith in Bhagawan Mahavir. History says that the King of the Magadhas was fully defeated by the King of Vaishali. The son of shrenik caused a split in the Vaishali Sangha invaded it and killed chetak, the King of Vaishali. The glory of the city of Vaishali came to en end. It was nearly 2000 years old. The Govt. of Bihar established the Prakrit Jainological and Ahinsa Research Sansthan. In the whole of India, this institute, the only one of its type, has a distinct place. It tells the glorious story of the city of Vaishali.

Other Temples: At present, there is a Digambar temple besides this.
Works of art and Sculpture:
This city of Vaishali, which has seen many ups and downs, is full of many ancient ruins which are really handsome. The idol of God has a distinct artistry. Here is a museum of the archeological department of the Govt. of India. The ancient idols and ruins are well preserved. The famous Ashok pillar is also here.

Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Mujafpur - Hajipur is at a distance of 35 kilometers from the temple. Bus service and private vehicles are available. The Tourism Information center of the department of tourism of the Govt. of India is here. Pilgrims can put up there. Boarding and lodging provisions are also there.
Trust: Shri Vaishali Kundapur Tirth Kshetra Committee, Vaishali - 844128, Dist : Vaishali, State - Bihar, India.

Bhagawan Mahavir Swami


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