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Shree Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra Kundalpur, District: -Nalanda, Bihar. Pin-803 111 Phone: -0611-281893, Nandyavart Mahal-06112-281846
Kundalpur is located at a distance of 3 kilometers from Nalanda. The Siddha Kshetra of Rajgruhi is at a distance of 9 kilometers and Pawapuri is at a distance of 21 kilometers from the here.
It is the birthplace of the last Tirthankar Lord Mahavir. Tirthankar Mahavir was born about 2600 years ago at this place. The father of Mahavir was King Siddartha and his mother Trishala was the daughter of King Chetaka of Vaishali. Since the wealth of his father's kingdom had increased during the pregnancy, the child was called Vardhaman. He was named Mahavir because he showed great courage in a very young age. At the age of 30, he renounced the world after fasting for two days under an Ashoka tree in Vaishali. Mahavir is said to have spent the first 22 years of his life at Kundalpur. Bhagawan Mahavir’s three Ganadhars namely Indrabhuti, Agnibhuti and Vayubhuti were also born at this place.
There is a beautiful temple where the white marble idol of Bhagawan Mahavir is placed. This splendid temple is very artistic, beautiful, indescribable and spectacular. There are two lotus lakes, the Dirga Pushkarni and Pandava Pushkarni Lake to mark the spot.
In about the 5th century B.C. a monastic university was established at Nalanda. It developed into the greatest ancient centre of learning. Students from China and Korea, Sri Lanka and Indonesia and from all the regions of India came to Nalanda to study. Bhagawan Mahavir happened to meet Goshalak here. Several visits of Bhagawan Mahavir to this place and Bhagawan Mahavir’s preaching have made this place very important. In various ancient lists of tirths, there is a clear mention that there were many temples here.
Kundalpur and Nalanda are well connected by roads to other parts of the state. Particularly from Patna the bus services are good. The Bihar State tourism Department has its buses running from Nalanda to other parts of the state
Nandyavrat Mahal:(Kundalpur, Nalanda) is Newly Constructed structure depicting the palatial palace that once existed where Bhagwan Mahavir was born. Several new temples and Nandyavrat Mahal were built under the Ashirwad of Ganini Pramukh Aryika Gyanmati Mata ji . The following new temples are constructed over there. 1: Bhagwan Mahavira Jin Mandir , 2: Bhagwan Rishabh Dev Jin Mandir, 3: NavGrah Jin Mandir, 4: Trikaal Chowbisee Jin Mandir, 5: Nandyavrat Mahal and Shanti nath Jinalya