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Naulakha Temple

Naulakha Temple

Navbihar envoy correspondent Biharsharif:
Rajgir, famous for its religious significance and natural beauty, has been the center of attraction for centuries.  It is one of the main pilgrimage sites of Jains like Hindu, Buddhist and other religious people.  Rajgir keeps attracting and captivating devotees of all religions.  Rajgir is the birthplace of Munisuvrat Swami, the 20th Tirthankara of Jainism.  There is a huge and grand temple in the Shree Jain Shwetambar Bhandar shrine complex.  This temple is dedicated to Munisuvrat Swami, the 20th Tirthankar of Jainism.  This temple is the main center of faith of Jain religions.  It is also known as Naulakha Temple.  Every year lakhs of devotees and tourists come to visit the temple.  It is the main center of attraction, sightseeing and cruises of domestic and foreign tourists.  Munisubrata Swami was a contemporary of Lord Shri Rama.  He was born on Chyavan (conception), birth, initiation, Kevalyanagna on the Ratnagrabha Dhara of the prehistoric city Rajgir.  His father's name was Raja Sumitra and mother's name was Padmavati.  He was born on Shravan Sudi 15.

The foundation stone:
He attained nirvana in Shri Sammed Shikharji (Madhuvan) Giridih of Jharkhand.  The foundation stone of the Munisuvrat Swami Jain Temple was laid by the then Labor Minister of West Bengal, Rajendra Singh 'Sindhi' on the Falgun Vadi Doi of Vikram Samvat 2011, 1956.  After six years of hard work, the construction of this huge and magnificent temple was completed.  This temple was inaugurated on Chaitra Vadi Seven of the year 1961, Vikram Samvat 2017.  The temple has a huge black varna idol of Tirthankara Munisuvrat Swami. Built in an area of ​​8007 square feet, the height of this temple is 75 feet.  The weight of the statue of Shyam Varna sitting in the temple weighs 25 mana.  Its height is four feet, seven inches.  There is a marble lotus hanging in the center of the art's dome.  He weighs 115 mana.  He is inlaid with a mutual bond of 31 pieces.  This temple located in Rajgir Nagar is famous for its beautiful carvings and sculptors.  There are three entrances to the temple.

It is believed that the devotees who pay a full visit to this temple get the benefit of seeing 52 pilgrimages.  This Jain temple built by the artisans of Saurashtra and Rajasthan is a unique piece of architecture.  The specialty of this magnificent temple built of brick, cement and sandstone is that iron metal has not been used in its construction.  Beautiful white, black and green marbles installed in the temple have been purchased from Makrana and Mount Abu in Rajasthan.  The temple has been constructed under the leadership of Saurashtra craftsman Chandulal Prem Shankar Trivedi and under the leadership of Shri Shwetambar Jain Bhandar Tirtha Rajgir, Kanhaiyalal Srimal, under the direction of Naulakha Temple Construction Committee Chairman Rajendra Singh Sindhi and Minister Sohanlal Karnavat.  Mr. Jain, Gyanendra Pandey, Assistant Manager of Shwetambar Bhandar Tirtha and Sanjeev Kumar Jain, Accountant cum Cashier, say that there are beautiful gardens around the temple.  The garden has colorful flowers and fountains, which add beauty to the Naulakha temple.  Certainly, this temple is an invaluable heritage from a historical, cultural, religious and tourism point of view.



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