Pavapuri is a holy site for Jains located in the Nalanda district in Bihar. It is located about 19 KM from Rajgir and 101 KM from Patna. Here Lord Mahavira, the twenty fourth Tirthankar attained “Nirvana” or eternal salvation from the cycle of death and birth in the year 527 BC. The Pictures shows the “Charan Paduka” housed in Jal Mandir, one of the 5 main temples in Pavapuri. It marks the spot where the mortal remains of the Lord Mahavira was creamated. Now, an exquisite marble temple in the middle of a lotus pond, the Jal Mandir, stands magnificently on a rectangular island. Another Jain temple, called Samosharan is located here, where the Lord Mahavira delivered his last teaching.
Day 1Patna- Shri Pavapuri Tirth [71 kms] - Patna
Begin your tour
Land Patna railway station/airport
Welcome to Vardhman's "Shri Pavapuri Jain Tirth Dham"
Vardhman's representative will meet & greet you & then transfer you to your hotel. Fresh up & then proceed to visit Shri Pavapuri Tirtha. It is like the sacred spot of the emancipation of Shri Mahavir Swami, the last of the Tirthankaras, who raised the sinners high. In the water-temple we have foot-steps of Shri Mahavir Bhagavan, black in complexion and 18 cms in size. This spot is the land of the last preaching and emancipation of Shri Bhagavan. A fragrance of sacredness can therefore be experienced in the atmosphere. It is also believed that the first preaching of Bhagavan Mahavir took place here. Overnight: Hotel
Day 3Giridih [Shri Samet Shikhar Tirth] - Giridih railway station
Reach Giridih railway station. Vardhman representative will meet you & then transfer to your hotel for fresh up [1-2 hours]. Visit Shri Samet Shikar Tirth. The history of this tirth is very ancient. This paramount tirth was known by the names - Samet Shail, Sametachal, Samet Giri, Samet Shikhari, Samadhi Giri, Samidi Giri etc. At present, it is known as Samet Shikhar or Parshvanath Pahad. Twenty Tirthankaras of the preset group of twenty- four tirthnkaras and a number of Tirthankaras of the past groups of twenty- four Tirthankaras, attained salvation on this holy land.
In the evening transfer to Giridih railway station to board train for Patna with sweet & unforgettable memories of your tour escorted by Vardhman Vacations.