As the name implies, this temple is the result of the combined efforts of the
Jains of Arrah and it shows how deeply religious they are. It is wonderful to see one
thousand Jain images carved in one stone piece. A number of important relies have been
collected and preserved here. Panchayati Jain Mandir also attracts thousands of Jain
pilgrims and non-Jain visitors every year.
Chaubishi Jain Mandir
The late Shri Sukhanath Jain had this temple constructed. There are 24 images of the
Tirthankaras, of similar color as mentioned in Jain Agams. The images are graceful and
speak very highly of the sculptors.
Shri Deo Kumar Jain may incidentally mention. The library
has now about 18,OGO books and 8,000 manuscripts of Jain literature, besides a collection
of rare coins, stamps and paintings. This is a great place for research but unfortunately
not much utilized. TheJains also maintain a few charitable dispensaries,dharmashalas, a
Jain High School and a Degree College named after Haraprasad Das Jain. The College has now
more than 3,000 students.
All the Jain festivals, namely, Mahavir Jayanti, Shrut Panchami Parwa, Raksha Bandhan
Parwa, Mahavir Nirvana Divash etc., are properly celebrated by the Jains here. It could be
truly said that the Jains of Arrah have been able to revive the lost glory of Shahabad
district as a centre of Jain pilgrimage.