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Temples & Legends Of Bihar
Index Of Bihar Kulapati's Preface
Preface Author
Phulher Ma Paudi
Benusagar Mandar Hill
Sultanganj Konch
Mundesvari Parasnath
Vaisali Nalanda
Patan Devi Aranya Devi
Shahabad Sonepur
Uchaitha Kurkihar
Masarh Maheshi
Jagarnathpur Harmandir
Deoghar Singheshwarsthan
Mahabodhi  
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Bihar
Somanatha

PARASNATH

After 2 miles from Madhuban there is a stream called Gandharva nala and further up there is another stream Sita nala. The Jains hold the portion from Gandharva nala up to the summit as very sacred. It is easier to reach Parasnath from its northern side. Motor cars or passenger buses ply along this route from Dumri to Giridih and stop at Madhuban village. Where there are a number of Jain temples.

The village Post Office is called Parasnath. On the walls of the mulmandir at Madhuban, there is a remarkable mural painting depicting all the temples on the Parasnath Hill. The Jains have provided rest houses and temples at the foot of the hill at Madhuban. The actual ascent starts frorn Madhuban.Bihar has a very important place in the history of Jainism. The last of the Tirthan- karas or the pathfinders of Jainism, was Vardhamana, also called Mahavira, and he was born at Kundalpur village, near Nalanda, in the Patna district.

Mahavira is often described by mistake as the founder of Jainism. The creed of Jainism had been in existence long before his time and Mahavira Vardhamana is held by the Jains to be the 24th or the last Tirthankara. After spending 30 years in propagating Jain religion, Lord Mahavira attained Nirvana or ascension kit Pawapuri in the district of Patna.

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