Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra temples
In this Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra there are ten temples located on the hills and two are situated in the valley. On the first hill
known as Vipulachala, there are four magnificent temples located. A huge and attractive monument has been built here in the memory of Bhagwan MuniSuvratnath. On the second hill Udaigiri
there are two temples. It is said that these temples were discovered while digging the place. Idols were also recovered from here and have been installed in Lal Mandir situated in valley.
Swarnagiri is the fourth hill also known as Shramangiri there are three temples.
There are two caves on the southern part of this hill. 'Jina' images have been carved on the walls in the caves. On the fifth hill known as Vaibhavgiri there are five temples. There is
Shalibhadra temple also besides the 'Jina' temple. A huge ancient Jain temple about 1200 years old has been recovered from here after digging 24 rooms. Many ancient artistic idols are installed here. At a distance of 1.5
Kms of the last hill feet images of Ganadhar Bhagwan is located . Also ruins of palaces of King Shrenik can also be seen.
Rajgir is a centre of Jainism
Rajgir is a centre of Jainism and Jain temples. Here one can see the remains of the fortified walls of the fortifications, stone walls of new Rajgir, stupas(remains), caves, monasteries, religious
shrines and especially the Maniar Math and the Sonbhandar caves. The other places a student of ancient Indian History, Jainism, Buddhism
and archaeology would like to see are the excavations, antiqities, terracottas, cemetery, Karanda tank, Pippala stone house and cave Saptaparni, ancient jain temple with images of Jain tirthankaras Rishabhadeva and others.
The kings such as Raja Shrenik and Raja Ajatshatru (Kunik) etc. who have been mentioned in Jain scriptures with great
veneration, were as a matter of fact, the rulers of this very district. Raja Shrenik is considered to be one of the principal disciples of Lord Mahavir. Apart from the famous Jain pilgrimage situated
on the hills, a renowned Buddhist Stupa is located. There is also a hot-water spring called 'Brahm Kund'.
A Jain Dharmshala is built at the first foot-hill is the Vipulgiri hills. After ascending about 2 km. we come across the
Vipulgiri 'Toonk'. On the hills are situated the temples of the sects - Shwetambar and Digambar. Near the Vipulachal hill
only 2 kms. there is Ratnagiri hill. On this Ratnagiri hill are also situated Shwetambar and Digambar temples. There is a
huge temple of Lord Buddha on the Gridhakoot hill just in front of the Ratnagiri hill.
Rajgrahi Teerth Kshetra is a place of peace and scenic beauty
being situated on hills is surrounded by gree forest that mesmerizes the pilgrims. Also ponds of naturally hot water are situated here and pilgrims can also take bath
Road - Busses and Taxies are available from Patna, Gaya, Nalanda, Bihar Shareef.
Railways - Rajgir is the last station on Babhtyarpur - Rajgir line, one Km.ahead from Teerth Kshetra.
Air - Patna -100 Kms
Nearby Places :
Kundalpur - 15 Kms
Pavapuri (Salvation place of Bhagwan Mahaveer) - 35 Kms
Gunava - 40 Kms
GuljarBag (Patna)-100 Kms
Shri Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra Rajgrahi (Rajgir)
Managing Committee : Shri Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra Rajgir Committee
(Bihar State Teerth Kshetra Committee), Devashram, Mahadeva Road, Arrah (Bihar)
District - Bhojpur. Pin - 802301
Chair Person :Sahu Shri Sharad Kumar Jain Mumbai, Phone 022-22871914
Secretary : Shri Ajay Kumar Jain Devashram, Mahadeva Road, Arrah (Bihar), District - Bhojpur
Address : Shree Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra Rajgir,
P.O: -Rajgir, District Nalanda (Bihar), Pin-803 116
Phone 06112-255235, 9835620074, 9334770317, 9334770321
Accommodation: Dharamshala: with a provision for staying 1000 persons exists