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Shri Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra Rajgrahi (Rajgir) Place and Post –Rajgir District - Nalanda (Bihar), Pin - 803116 Phone 06112-255235, 9835620074, 9334770317, 9334770321

Nearby City : Nalanda 13 Km Bihar Shareef 22 Km Gaya 65 Km Patna 100 Kms

Rajgir (Rajgrahi) is one of the most famous pilgrimage centre for Jains. It is also known as Panch Pahadi. Four kalyanaks of Lord Munisuvrat Nath the 20th tirthankar - Garbha, Janma, Tapa and Gyan (Jnan) were celebrated at this sacred place. This place was the capital of King Jarasandha (Contemporary to Lord Krishna & Bhagwan Neminath) and capital of the emperor of Magadha King Shrenik (Bimbsar). King Shrenik was the principal disciple of Bhagwan Mahaveer during the Samav saran of Lord Mahaveer here. Rajgrahi had the great strategic importance also at that time.

From the five hills of Rajgrahi – Vipulachala, Ratnagiri, Udaigiri, Arungiri (Swarngiri) and Vaibhavgiri, many munis attained salvation going through deep meditation and penance. Jivandhara, Swet Sundarva, Vaishakha, Vidyuchchara, Gandhamadana, Preetinkara, Dhandatta are famous among them. So this place is also a Siddha Kshetra.

It is also believed that Bhagwan Mahaveer stayed here in Chaturmaas (Four months period of rainy season), fourteen times in the state of Muni. His first Samavsharan was also established here on Vipulachala after attaining Kevalgyan (omniscience) and he delivered his first precept from here for the persons and all living beings desiring to get free from the mesh of worldly worries and affairs. This is the place, where great scholar of Vedas and supporter of Yagya - Indrabhooti Gautam with his 500 disciples came in the shelter of Bhagwan Mahaveer and became the first and principal Gandhara.