Significance of Champapur
Champapur in Bihar is a Siddha Kshetra and occupies a very significant place among the Jains. This is said to be the place where all the five Kalyanakas (five auspicious events) – Garbh, Janam, Diksha, Kevaljnana and Moksha Kalyanaka of Tirthankara Vasupujya took place. It is said that the first Tirthankara Rishabha, 23rd Tirthankara Parshvanatha and last Tirthankara Mahavira had their Chaturmas (monsoon stay) at this place.
Construction of Statue of Vasupujya
The Statue of Vasupujya was built in the memory of Smt. Sona Devi Sethi of Dimapur, Nagaland. The stone for the statue was brought all the way from Koyra mines in Karnataka to Champapur in Bihar. The original stone weighed over a 100 tonnes and was brought by road. The carving of the statue was done by Jagdish Sharma and Co, sculptors from Rajasthan. The carving was completed in about 14 months.
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