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Nearly 60 cms high,. white-colored idol of Bhagawan Vimalnath Swami in the
It is in the center of the city of Patna.
The present day city of Patna was Kusumpur in ancient times. It was
settled by Udayan, a follower of the Jain religion, in memory of his
father. The large city was the capital of the Magadhas. King Udayan built
in it Jain temples, Gajashalas, Ashvashalas, Pansadhashalas, dispensaries
etc. This is the birth place of Yashobhadrasurishvarji, the disciple of
Jambuswami, of Bhadrabahuswami and of other great sadhus. The royal
courtesan named Kosa lived in this city. Munishri Sthulibhadraji asked
permission for his monsoon sojourn in her house got it and changed the
courtesan kosa into a Shravika observing the twelve vows. This is a
long-remembered incident in the history of the Jain religion. The two
sects of Svetambars and Digambars can into existence since the times of
Sthulibhadra. Sthulibhadraji died here in the year 311 A.D. This place was
a very prosperous city of Jains till the seventh century. Later on, it was
divided in small towns. Sheth Sudarshan also died here. It is said that he
was taken to the gallows but by virtue of navkar mantra, the gallows were
changed into a throne. The memorial is present here even today.
Besides this temple, there are at present a Svetamber temple, five
Digambar temples, the memorial of Sudarshan Sheth (gulzar baug) on the
bank of a pond and the memorial of Arya Sthulibhadraji.
of art and Sculpture:
The ancient idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath is very beautiful and splendid.
The idol in the Digambar temple is also beautiful and spectacular. The
idols in the Museum here, in the Kanodiya Samgrahayaya and the
Jalansamgrahalaya are full of ancient works of art they are matchless and
The chief of railway station of Patna is at a distance of one kilometer
from the temple. Bus service the private vehicles are available. Boarding and
lodging provisions are there.
Jain Svetambar Mandir Trust, Barahgali, Patna, State - Bihar, India.