Pavapuri, located in Nalanda District
, is a small village with immense historical and religious importance. It is believed that Mahavir
, the last and 24th Tirthankar
of the Jain religion, attained salvation in this village.
Gunava Jain Temple, located 3 km from the village, is one of the main attractions. Bihar Sharif
, a center of Islamic architecture, is at a distance of 14 km from the village.
is at Patna
. Bihar Sharif Railway Station, served by East Central Railways
, is the major railhead.