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Rajgruhi Teerth

Rajgruhi Teerth lies on the five hills near Rajgiri village, in Nalanda District of Bihar. One and half ft high black-colored idol of Bhagvan Munisuvratha, the twentieth Jain tirthankar, in the Padmasana posture is the main idol of the temple. It is believed that Lord Buddha made a first conference with Buddhist believers and Bhagwan Mahavir gave his first sermons at this place.

Ratnagiri, Udaygiri, Svarnagiri, and Vibhavgiri are the names of hills with ruined idols surrounding the teerth. Dilapidated images of ancient temples and caves on the hills offer a picturesque view of the Jain sculptures.

There are Shwetambar and Digambar temples at the foot of the hills in Rajgiri village. A Burmese Buddhist temple and a Japanese Buddhist temple can also be seen here. Other attractions are the world peace step built by Japan and a ropeway.

Rajgiri Railway Station is the nearest railhead at a distance of 2 km from the temple. Buses and private vehicles are available for transportation. The place also offers boarding and lodging facilities.

Updated on 6th January, 2016
District: Nalanda


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