(Last Updated on : 04/07/2014)
Chaityaka is the fifth and largest of the five mountains of Rajgir
. Chaityaka forms a portion of a rocky mountain chain stretching nearly thirty miles from the neighbourhood of Gaya, north-west as far as Giryak in Bihar
. In the earlier days, Chaityaka was the one whose peak was worshipped by the race of Vrihadratha and citizens. In the present days, due to its religious significance, every year Chaityaka attracts many devotees to the spot.
Location of Chaityaka
It is located in Rajgir. Rajgir is a city and a notified area in Nalanda district
in the Bihar state of India.
Religious Significance of Chaityaka
This mountain is quite popular among the devotees of India. The sides of Chaityaka are rugged and precipitous, and are mostly covered with -an impenetrable jungle, broken only by irregular pathways overgrown with brushwood. These are crushed yearly by hundreds of Jaina pilgrims from Murshidabad
, Benaras and even Mumbai
. These pilgrims throng to Rajgir during the cold and dry seasons to pay homage to the sacred charanas or 'foot-prints' of their saints, enshrined in the temples which are situated in the mountain tops of Chaityaka.
Connectivity of Chaityaka
Rajgir is around 100 km from both Patna
and Mokameh. Rajgir is well connected through trains with various states of India.
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