दिगंबर जैन मंदिर, भागलपुर (Digambar Jain Temple) – Bhagalpur

Digambar Jain Mandir is one of the most popular and religious tourist attractions in the city of Bhagalpur. Located at Nathnagar. It is a place of great religious significance for the Jain Community.

Digambar Jain Mandir is also referred to as Shri Champapur Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Bada Mandir. Champapur is an ancient and historic Teerht Kshetra for the Jain community. It is the only place in the world where all five of the Kalyanka of Teerthankar Vasupoojya Swami the first Ascetic Saint, are situated. The five Kalyankas of Champapur are namely Garbha, Janma, Tapa, Gyan and Moksha. The Digambar Jain Mandir is renowned for its relation to the three Chaturmasa periods of Bhagwan Mahaveer Swami during his Dikshakal and Religious propagation centre of Anga-Banga-Magadh-Vaishali. It is also associated with the Test of modesty of Sati Subhadra and Anantmati and Aahardan to Bhagwan Mahaveer Swami by Sati Chandan Bala. The main temple of Digambar Jain Mand…

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मंदार पर्वत, बाँका (Mandar Hills) – Banka

Mandar Parvat (Mandar hill) is a small mountain situated in Banka district under Bhagalpur division of state of Bihar. It is about 700 ft high and approximately 45 km south of Bhagalpur city. The mountain is famous as Mandar Hill. Mandar Hill is a great place of pilgrimage although it is not so well known now. On top of the hill there are two temple side by side belonging to Hinduism and Jainism followers.

The mountain has many references in hindu mythology known as mandarachal parvat. As per references found from Puranas and Mahabharata this hill was used for churning the ocean to extract the nectar from its bosom (Samudra Manthan).


At that time (606647 A. D.) the area was under the rule of the Khetauri kings of Mal origin and they were very antagonistic to the Buddhist monks. But Buddhism had another spurt in Anga during the Pala kings.Under Dharma- pala (c. 770810 A.D.), the son of Gopala, the frontier of the Anga empire touched the west of the S…

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