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Shri Kshatriyakund Tirth

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Mulnayak: Nearly 60 cms. high, black-colored idol of Bhagawan Mahavir Swami in the Padmasana posture.

Tirth: It is on the hill of the thick forest at a distance of 5 kilometers from the foot of Kshatriyakund.

Historicity: 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.

Other Temples: 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 Lachhavad.

Works 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.

Guidelines: 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.
Trust: Shri Jain Svetambar Sangha, Lachhavad, Dist - Munger, State : Bihar, India.

Bhagawan Mahavir Swami

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