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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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VAISALI

The temple is artistically erected and has started attracting pilgrims. On Mahavira Jayanti day thousands of pilgrims offer puja here. Vaisali was selected as the site for rearing an institution for the study of Jainology. An ancient Jain image found in the recent excavations has been preserved.

A small museum has been sponsored at Vaisali itself and a large number of finds are kept there. On the occasion of Mahavira Jayanti a big mela is held which is attended by thousands of people. Cultural meetings are a usual feature of the Mahavira Jayanti celebrations.

Vaisali is also important for the Buddhists. Buddha visited the place thrice. It was at Vaisali that the second great Buddhist Council was held. While sojourning at Vaisali, Buddha permitted the nuns to enter the Sangh, against his personal wishes, at the request of Ananda, his favourite disciple, and his foster mother, Maha Prajapati, became the first Buddhist nun at Vaisali.

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