(Last Updated on : 28/03/2016)
Shri Rujuvaluka Teerth located in Bihar
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in the vicinity of the Barakar village on the bank of the River Barakar
. The temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavira
, the twenty-fourth Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Rujuvaluka Teerth
According to history Shri Rujuvaluka Teerth dates back to the ancient times. Earlier the Barker River was known as Rujubaluka River. It is believed that this great teerth was Rujuvaluka. As per reference Lord Mahavira attained omniscience on the farm of the farmer Shyamak on the bank of Barker River under a Shali tree. The holy event took place on the auspicious time of Vijay Muhurta on the tenth day of the bright half of the month of Vaishakh. The place finds its mention in the sixteenth, the seventeenth, and the eighteenth century's tirthmalas written by Rev sadhus. The place is thus regarded as as very holy and sacred. 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 Rujuvaluka Teerth
The temple of Shri Rujuvaluka Teerth houses the deity 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 15 cm in height and is white in colour. 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.
The Temple of Shri Rujuvaluka 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 scene of this temple is extremely splendid and thrilling. The temple being located on the riverbank is enclosed by scenic beauty that enthrals and fascinates the pilgrims. The calm and tranquil environment and the natural beauty 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 of Girdih
is at a distance of 12 kilometers and Madhuvan is at a distance of 18 kilometers.