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Mahavir Jayanti: Bihar government to organise 2-day long festival at Kundalpur
Two-day long Mahavir Jayanti festival at Kundalpur is going to be organized from April 19. The festival is being organized jointly by the district administration and the local Digambar Jain Samiti, it is learned.
The festival will begin in morning with a chariot procession from Kundalpur Tirth to Nalanda Museum in the town. The Nandyavrat Mahal has been decorated and many noted performers and singers are going to present cultural and religious events on April 19 and 20.

There is a huge magnificent temple with beautiful spires in Shri Kundalpur Digambar Jain Teerth Kshetra. The main Idol is an attractive Bhagwan Mahavir's Padmasana idol, white in colour and 4.5 feet in height, which is installed in this temple.

The devotees and followers from all over the country are flocking to Kundalpur to pay homage to Lord Mahavira and participate in the festival. In Kundalpur, the Digambar Jain Temple is situated 4 km from Nalanda railway station.

Kundalpur is one of the sacred places of the Jains as it is the birthplace of three out of the eleven disciples of Lord Mahavira. However, the real importance of Kundalpur lies in the fact that it is the birthplace of Gautamswamiji, the first disciple of Lord Mahavir.

It is believed that the Lord Mahavira himself came here several times to preach his religious teachings. According to the website jaindharmaonline.com, Shri Kundalpur Digambar Jain Teerth Kshetra is the sacred place of Bhagwan Mahavir's Garbha, Janma and Tapa Kalyanaka.

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