A report on RajgirJainism and Patna

Jarasandha's Akhara
The hand symbolizes Ahiṃsā, the wheel dharmachakra, the resolve to halt saṃsāra (transmigration).
Statue of Matrikas found near Agam Kuan, built by Ashoka.
Gautama Buddha spent a substantial amount of time here.
Classification of Saṃsāri Jīvas (transmigrating souls) in Jainism
Main street of Patna, showing one side of the Chowk, 1814–15.
The historic locality is surrounded by the Rajgir hills and remains of cyclopean walls.
Lord Neminatha, Akota Bronzes (7th century)
City of Patna, on the River Ganges, 19th-century painting.
Boar's Cave
Jain miniature painting of 24 tirthankaras, Jaipur, c. 1850
Map of Patna district
Closeup of Buddha at Vishwa Shanti Stupa
Jain temple painting explaining Anekantavada with Blind men and an elephant
Monsoon clouds over Priyadarshi Nagar, a part of Kankarbagh- residential area in Eastern Patna.
Rope way from the 1960s
A Jain monk in meditation, wearing the characteristic white robe and face covering
Maurya Lok is one of the oldest and major shopping area of the city
One of the caves. (Caddy 1895)
Nishidhi stone, depicting the vow of sallekhana, 14th century, Karnataka
The Mahavir Mandir is a famous temple in Patna.
Praying at the feet of a statue of Bahubali
Bhootnath Road TV Tower broadcasts programming to Patna
Jain worship may include ritual offerings and recitals.
Jay Prakash Narayan Airport, Patna
Celebrating Das Lakshana (Paryushana), Jain Center of America, New York City
Patna Junction Railway Station, Patna
The birth of Mahavira, from the Kalpa Sūtra (c.1375–1400 CE)
Magahi folk singers
Gandhi Maidan (shown above) lies in the heart of Patna and is the site for most political and social functions in the city.
Idol of Suparśvanātha
Golghar was originally built to serve as a granary for the British East India company army during the famine of 1786. It now features an observation deck overlooking the Ganges and the city.
A symbol to represent the Jain community was chosen in 1975 as part of the commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of Mahavira’s nirvana.
Sabhyata Dwar in Patna
Rishabhdev, believed to have lived over 592.704×1018 years ago, is considered the traditional founder of Jainism.
Indian Institute of Technology Patna at Bihta, one of the premier institutes of engineering and research in India.
The ruins of Gori Jain temples in Nagarparkar, Pakistan, a pilgrimage site before 1947.
Patna College, established 1863, is considered to be the oldest institution of higher education in Bihar.
Ranakpur Jain Temple
Moin-Ul-Haque Stadium near Rajendra Nagar, used for cricket and association football.
Dilwara Temples
Pataliputra as a capital of the Magadha Empire.
Parshvanath Temple in Khajuraho
Pataliputra as a capital of Maurya Empire. The Maurya Empire at its largest extent under Ashoka the Great.
Girnar Jain temples
Pataliputra as a capital of Shunga Empire. Approximate greatest extent of the Shunga Empire (c. 185 BCE).
Jal Mandir, Pawapuri
Pataliputra as a capital of Gupta Empire. Approximate greatest extent of the Gupta Empire.
Lodhurva Jain temple
Street in Patna, 1825 (British, active in India)
Palitana temples
Golghar at Bankipore, near Patna, 1814–15
Saavira Kambada Basadi, Moodbidri, Karnataka
State Bank of India- Patna Regional office at East Gandhi Maidan Marg
Jain temple, Antwerp, Belgium
Reserve Bank of India's regional office at South Gandhi Maidan Marg, Patna
Brahma Jinalaya, Lakkundi
A murti, or representation, of the goddess Durga shown during the Durga Puja festival
Hutheesing Jain Temple
People Celebrating Chhath Festival the 2nd Day at Morning a tribute to the rising holy God Sun
A game of cricket in progress
Kankarbagh Indoor Stadium at Patliputra Sports Complex during Pro Kabaddi League match

The Buddhist, Hindu and Jain pilgrimage centres of Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodh Gaya and Pawapuri are nearby and Patna City is a sacred city for Sikhs as the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh was born here.

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The town is also notable in Jainism and Buddhism.

- Rajgir

It was the ancient capital city of the Magadha kings until the 5th century BC when Udayin (460–440 BC), son of Ajatashatru, moved the capital to Pataliputra (modern Patna).

- Rajgir

The earliest known Jain image is in the Patna museum.

- Jainism

Puranakshetra – Places associated with the lives of great men, such as: Ayodhya, Vidisha, Hastinapur, and Rajgir.

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Jarasandha's Akhara

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State in eastern India.

State in eastern India.

(Sitting L to R): Rajendra Prasad and Anugrah Narayan Sinha during Mahatma Gandhi's 1917 Champaran Satyagraha
Kathak classical dance form, from Bhojpur region
Patna river port on national inland waterways-1 at Gai Ghat
Front view of administrative building of IIT Patna
NIT Patna main building

The Haryanka dynasty, founded in 684 BCE, ruled Magadha from the city of Rajgriha (modern Rajgir).

It had its capital at Pataliputra (modern Patna).

Mahavira, the 24th and last Tirthankara of Jainism, was born in Vaishali around the 6th century BC. Śrāddha ritual performed in Pitru Paksha period considered as fruitful in the holy city of Gaya, which is seen as a special place to perform the rite, and hosts a fair during the Pitri Paksha period.


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Pawapuri or Pawa is a holy site for Jains located in the Nalanda district in the Bihar state of Eastern India.

It is located about 19 kilometers from Rajgir and 101 kilometers from Patna, the capital of Bihar.