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Kundalpur is a small village in Nalanda District of Bihar. It being the birth place of Gutamswamiji - the first and most important disciple of Lord Mahavir - Agnibhuti and Vayabhuti, Kundalpur attracts Jain devotees from different parts of the country. Lord Mahavir had come here several times to preach his religious teachings.

Kundalpur and Nalanda were two important suburbs of Rajgir in ancient times. Formerly, Kundalpur was also known as Gubbargaon or Bargaon. It was a Buddhist monastery during the rule of King Kumar Gupta, from 424 BC to 454 BC. Later it became a famous center of Buddhist studies with the establishment of Nalanda University nearby. Further, Kundalpur finds mention in the writings of Chinese traveler Fa Huien who came to India in 410 BC.

The centerpiece of Kundalpur is Kundalpur Teerth Temple, which is run by Shri Jain Shwetambar Bhandar. Boarding and lodging facilities are available in the vicinity.

Among the surrounding places are Rajgir, 9 km away, and Pawapuri, 21 km away. Buses and private vehicles are available to reach here from Nalanda, which is only three kilometers away. Patna Airport is the nearest airport and Nalanda Railway Station is the nearest railhead.

Updated on 13th December, 2015
District: Nalanda


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