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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
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PARASNATH

The opinion of the archaeologists that the existing temple edifices on Parasnath Hill date from 1765 A.D. does not conflict with the hoary antiquity of the place in any manner. Unlike Hindu temples the Jain temples are often pulled down and re-built. It is certain that the present edifices were substituted for older edifices, which were demolished.

Any description of the great temple of Parasnath will be incomplete without a few words on the cult of Jainism, which took its origin in the soil of Bihar. One of the main tenets of Jainism is that the object of life should be deliverance from the bondage of life and death, which is essentially evil. The Jains believe in Karma and in transmigration of souls. They also believe that the law of Karma can be controlled to a large extent by one's daily life; that is why a Jain subjects his physique and mind to a terrific training in a sort of ascetic aloofness.

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