Shri Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra, Rajgir


This place has seen the Garbha, Janam, Tap and Gyan Kalyanak's of Bhagwaan Munisuvratnath. Also this place is where the 1st 'divyadwani' of Bhagwaan Mahavir took place. The hills comprise of Vipulachal, Ratnagiri, Udaygiri, Arungiri (Swarnagiri) and Vaibhavgiri hills. There are 10 Jain temples on the hills. Numerous Muni have attained Nirwan here, hence is a Siddha Kshetra. A 12 feet high idol of Munisuvratnath bhagwaan has been installed at Lal Mandir ground under the guidance of ganani pramukh Gyanmati Mataji. This tirth belongs to the times of Bhagawan Munisuvrat Swami, the twentieth Tirthakara. This is the Holy Land of four Kalyanakas (events of a Tirthankara’s life which are beneficent to the world) of Munisuvrat Swami namely, chyavan, birth, diksa and attainment of omniscience. This is the place of the first breakfast (parna) following the severe penance of Vasupujyaswami, the twelfth Tirthankara. Mahavir Swami, the last Tirthankara, wandered about on the hills of this ancient tirth during his fourteen monsoon sojourns. The eleven gandharas, Laddhinidhan, Gautam Swami, and others attained here the final liberation. This was the capital of Maharaja Shrenik; the Shravak most devoted to Mahavir. In ancient times, the city was known by the names-charankapur, Rusabhpur, Girivraj, Kushagrapur, Vasumati, Panchashail etc. Bhagawan Mahavir wandered about on this hill many times during the times of King Shrenik and King Ajatashatr. The grandeur of this tirth is sung with praise in many tirthmalas. In svetambar and Digambar literature, there are many references to this great tirth. This was the special place of Bhagawan Buddha. The first conference of Buddhist sadhus met here. After attaining omniscience, Bhagawan Mahavir gave his first sermons here. Details of the five hills of this group tirth of Rajgruhi are as under: -The Ratnagiri Hill : On the way to this hill, there is a dangerous narrow arm of the sea going into the land. There is a separate road for descending. In it there are 1277 steps On this hill, there are foot-idols of Neminath, Parshvanath AbhinandanSwami, Chandraprabha and Shantinath. The Udaygiri Hill :- For climbing this hill, there are 782 steps. On this hill, there is a temple of Bhagawan Samvaliya Parshvanath. At the foot of the hill, there is a Bhatighar, the center for giving food to the pilgrims for use on the journey.The Svarnagiri Hill : There are 1064 steps on this hill. There are foot idols of Bhagawan Adishvar and Bhagawan Mahavir.The Vibhavgiri Hill : There are 531 steps on this hill. There are five temples in which there are idols and foot-idols of Mahavir Swami, Munisuvrat Swami, Dhanna Shalibhadra, Gautam Swami and others. The ruins of ancient temples and the ancient caves on this hill are worth seeing.This city is also a tirth of many religious besides the Jain religion. The healthy climate of this place is world famous. The streams of warm water here are very good for health. This land is full of much grandeur, full of many ancient remains and sanctified by footsteps of infinite siddhas and Tirthankaras. Every particle of this Holy Land is very great and holy. This sacred place should be pilgrimaged at least once in life. Mulnayak : 1. Black color, of height about 45Cms 2. White color seated in a lotus posture 3. In almond color, in a standing posture 4. In black color, seated in a lotus posture 5. In white color, seated in a lotus posture


Address Shri Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra, Rajgir
Post- Rajgir, District-Nalanda (Bihar) Pin-803116
How to reach by train to Gaya or Patana, Via national haighway no- 31 Navada,by road Hisua or Biharsharif The railway station of Rajgir is 2Kms away from Dharmashala at the base level and the bus stand is only 250meters away from dharmashalas. Taxis and Rickshaws are available in the town. By road and rail l
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Phone Trust- Shri Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra, Rajgir (Bihar Pranta Shetriya Committee) Devashram-Mahadeva Road,Aara President- Sahu Shree Sharad Kumar Jain,Mumbai Minister- Shri Ajayakumar Jain Manager- Shri Sarojkumar Jain
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