(Last Updated on : 11/06/2012)
Shri Kshatriyakund Teerth located in Bihar
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated on the hill of the thick forest at a distance of 5 kilometers from the foot of Kshatriyakund. The temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavira
, the twenty-fourth Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Kshatriyakund Teerth
According to history Shri Kshatriyakund Teerth dates back to the ancient times. The teerth kshetra belongs earlier than the time period of Lord Mahavira. The place served as the capital of King Siddhartha, the father of Lord Mahavira. Three Kalyanaks of the Lord happened here. Every particle of this land is, thus sacred and this teerth holds a great significance for the pilgrims. The idol of Lord Mahavira is believed to possess miraculous powers. Devotees from far off places visit the temple to offer their prayers. It is believed that if prayed with all devotion the Lord fulfils the wishes of the pilgrims.
Temple of Shri Kshatriyakund Teerth
The temple of Shri Kshatriyakund Teerth houses the idol of Lord Mahavira. The temple has been magnificently decorated with intricate artistic designs. The creative temple work boast about the skills of the craftsmen. The idol of the Lord is about 60 cm in height and is black in colour. It is seated in a padmasana
posture. The idol has been beautifully carved from a single stone and looks very appealing. The smiling face of the Lord looks very calm and serene. Apart from this there are two small temples at the foot of the Kshatriyakund hill. These are known as Chyavan Kalyanak and Diksa Kalyanak. It houses the idol of Lord Mahavira. Another temple is also located at Lachhavad that is adorned with attractive pinnacles. Two ancient idols are installed it, one is made of stone and another is made of metals. There are many ruined buildings located here.
The Temple of Shri Kshatriyakund Teerth organises many annual gatherings and functions. There are provisions for dharamshalas or rest houses for the pilgrims. These are well equipped with all modern facilities. Apart from this there are Upashrays, an Ayambilshala and a Jnanabhandar. The temple being located on the confluence of the three holy rivers is enclosed by scenic beauty that enthrals and fascinates the pilgrims. The calm and tranquil environment and the natural beauty of the hill at a height of nearly 5 kilometers from its foot make it a suitable place for religious activities. The kshetra is well connected to road, rail and air. Taxi services and bus services are easily available here. The nearest railway station is located at Allahabad
which is at a distance of 64 kilometers. The nearest railway station Jamari and Kyub are at a distance 30 kilometers. Kshatriyakund Giriraj is at a distance 5 kilometers from the foot of the hill. Lachhavad is at a distance of 5 kilometers from the foot of the hill.