Category : History & Culture
Pawapuri in Bihar is a holy place especially for the Jains. It lies at a distance of 38 kilometers from Rajgir and 101 kilometers from Patna. It is the place where Lord Mahavira, the last Tirthankara and the founder of Jainism breathed his last breath. Pawapuri of Bihar is the place where the great Lord was cremated in about 500 BC.
The people took away so much of ashes from the places around the funeral pyre of Lord Mahavira that it created a water tank over there. A marble temple called the “Jalmandir” was then constructed in the center of the tank. It is at present a great center of pilgrimage for the Jains in and around Pawapuri. Here you will find also the Jain temple called Samosharan.
The best time to make a trip to Pawapuri is in the months of October to March. While in Pawapuri make it a point to visit the following places:
The chief sightseeings from Pawapuri may be planned for:
People come from far and wide places to Pawapuri of Bihar to see:
- Rajgir Dance Festival
- Chath Puja
- Arts and crafts
You can reach Pawapuri by:
- Air: Patna is 101 kilometers away and is the nearest airport. Indian Airlines fly from Patna to Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Ranchi as well as Lucknow.
- Rail: The nearest railway station is Rajgir but the major railhead is at Patna.
- Road: You can reach there by taking a bus or taxi from Patna, Rajgir, Gaya, etc.