जैन मंदिर, लछुआर, जमुई (Jain Temple, Lachhuar) – Jamui

This Jain temple is the gateway to the place believed to be the birthplace of Lord Mahavira. This temple is part of Jain circuit of Bihar and is a popular Jain pilgrimage. Many in Jainism believes and claims that , this place kshatriyakund, not Vaishali, is the birthplace of Lord Mahavir, the tithankar of Jains. The temple is in the Lachhuar near Sikandra in the Jamui District of Bihar.

The birthplace is about 15 km from this place. 

 

Jain Temple Lachhuar Jamui

Built in 1874, the Jain temple and Dharamshala at Lachuar is revered by Jains as it serves as a gateway to Kshatriya Kund Gram, which is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Mahavira. This is a large and old rest house (Dharmsala) of 65 rooms constructed for the Jain Pilgrims. There is a Mandir of Lord Mahavira inside the Dharmsala. The idol in this temple is more than 2,600 years old. This black stone idol is of weighs around 250 kg. This is situated on the way of kshatriya Kund Gram, the birthplace of Lord Mahavira. This place is located in Sikandra block which is approximately 20 km. west from Jamui district headquarter.

The temple hosts treks to Kund regularly for the visitors. One your trek in the Lacchuar valley, you can see statues of Lord Mahavira lying between two parallel ranges of hills and dating back to Samvat 1505.

Location: 

The Jain Temple is located on the way to kshatriya Kund Gram, Lachhuar village in Sikandra block, around 20 kilometers west of Jamui district headquarter. Lachhuar is one of the most important Jain pilgrimages in Bihar.

History: 

Dating back to 1874, the Jain Temple in Lachhuar is a sacred place for the Jains as it is considered to be the gateway to Kshatriya Kund Gram, the birthplace of Lord Mahavira. The temple has a rest house of 65 rooms for the Jain pilgrims and a shrine of Lord Mahavira. The idol of the lord present inside the shrine is over 2,600 years old.

Architecture: 

Lying on the way to kshatriya Kund Gram, in Sikandra Block, the Jain Temple in Lachhuar is basically an old rest house, featuring a total of 65 rooms where the Jain pilgrims can stay during their visit to this place.

There is also a temple of Lord Mahavira on the premises of the rest house. This temple is home to a 2,600 years old statue of Lord Mahavira, which has a weight of around 250 kg.

Creator Raja Dhanpat Singh Bahadur
Date established 1857
Temple(s) 2

How to Reach?

The road route to this place is fine. The place in recent past was affected by naxalism, but now it is quite safe for a visit here. Public transport may not be easy. Nearest Station is Jamui which falls on the main line from Kolkata to Bhagalpur.