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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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Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

SHAHABAD

Panchayati Jain Mandir

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.

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