District - Nalanda
Road - Located 38 km from Rajgir city, 90 km from Patna
Circuit – Jain
About / Importance – Around 500 BCE the 24th Tirthankara Mahavira is believed to have attained Nirvana at this place. Also known as Apapuri meaning ‘no sin place’ is one of the most sought after destinations for the Jains. This cremation ground was considered very auspicious by the devotees and they collected soil from this site as holy relic. This was done at such an enormous rate that it is said that a huge abyss was created. The exquisite marble temple now shines like a pearl amidst the lotus tank that was converted from the crater.
View & Feel – The temple of Pawapuri the 24th Tirthankara Mahavir was cremated is a symbol of purity also known as Jal Mandir. The quaint white temple in the middle of the very large tank filled with lotus seems to have bloomed itself like a blossom. The walk along the long bridge connecting the temple with the mainland through the pink white lotus is a mesmerising experience. The water birds wading amidst the lotus plants and their chirpings in the sombre silence create an unparalleled spiritual impact.