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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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PARASNATH

A remarkable feature of Jainism is that, while the later orthodox Hindu preachers had assailed Buddhism and its philosophy, Jainism was hardly ever touched. Despite internal schism, the creed never died. Jainism is still a living cult in India and has its devotees in other countries as well. Probably, the sources of the strength and persistence of Jainism are in a continuous flow of active laity that has formed into a harmonious relationship with the preaching order. In this respect the Jains are like the Jews, Parsis and the Quakers.

The passage of time has brought us nearer to the teachings of Mahavira. Perfection of man, chastity-sexual and moral-for theindividuals and nations were preached and salvation was extolled as the birth-right of men. Today we see for ourselves how very apt these teachings are.Parasnath temple is a typical example of what Jain sadhus and the laity can do for their religion. The great and beautiful structuresof marble at the top of the hill stand as a grand monument of Jainism. Parasnath temple is also a typical example of what PercyBrown mentions, in his Indian Architecture as "a temple city".

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