Ara

History – Ara is an ancient Jain centre and is famous for ancient Jain temples with around 40 Digambar Jain temples. A good collection of hundreds of Jain manuscripts are found at Jain Sidhdhant Bhavan. The Jain Mahila Ashram setup by Mahila Ratna Brahmacharini Chandanbhai can be found at Dharamkunj.

Heritage Centre Type – Atishaya Kshetra

How to Reach – Ara is at a distance of 61 Kms from Patna. Trains, Bus services and private vehicles are available from Patna.

Accommodation – Boarding and lodging provisions are provided in Harprasadji Dharamshala in this place.

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Near by Places of Jain Interest – Rajgir, Pavapuri, Kundalpur, Gunava.

Temple Name – Bahubali Hillock

Temple Type – Digambar Temple

Main Deity – About 10 feet high idol of Bhagawan Bahubali in the standing posture.

Temple History – The 3 Meter high idol of Bhagwan bahubali installed on an artificial hillock is of prime importance.

Special Events at the Temple – Masthakabhisheka of the Bahubali idol is conducted once in every 12 years.

 

Post Author: JHC