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Pawapuri Travel

Pawapuri, or Apapuri, 38 kilometers from Rajgir and 101 kilometers from Patna, all sins end for a devout Jain. Lord Mahavira, the final Tirthankar and founder of Jainism, breathed his last at this place, and was cremated here around 500 B.C. It is said that the demand for his ashes was so great that a large amount of soil was removed from around the funeral pyre, creating the water tank. A marble temple, the “Jalmandir”, was later built in the middle of the tank, and is now a major pilgrimage spot for Jains. Another Jain temple called Samosharan is located here.

Location: Bihar.
Originally known as: Pataliputra.
Best Time To Visit: October to March.
Languages: Bhojpuri, Maithili, Hindi and English.

Legend has it that after the cremation of Mahavira, in order to meet the demand for his ashes; a large amount of soil was removed from around the funeral pyre, creating the water-tank. The beautiful marble Jalmandir was later built in the middle of the tank. Jal Mandir, the white marble temple in the middle of this lake, blooming with beautiful lotus flowers affords a breathtakingly enchanting sight.
A large number of Jain pilgrims throng here. Samosharan, another Jain temple, is also located here. There are five other temples in the vicinity.

HOW TO GET THERE
Air: Patna, 90 kilometers away is the nearest airport. Patna is linked by air to Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Lucknow.
Rail: The nearest railheads are Rajgir and Gaya. It also has rail connections with Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Calcutta and many other major cities.
Road: A taxi or bus can be taken from Patna, Rajgir, Gaya or other major cities of Bihar to visit Pawapuri.

 
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