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    History – Previously called by the names Kampilya and Makandi, the history of Kampilaji dates back to the times of Bhagawan Vimalanatha. The four Kalyanas of Bhagwan vimalanatha Chayavan, birth, diksha and omniscience have taken place here. It is also the birth place of king Harisen of the Ikshvaku dynasty. It was the capital of king Drupad who ruled this place during the period of Bhagawan Neminatha. Many remains found during the excavation work indicate that there were many Jain temples at this place. But now this place is being transformed into a small village. This is also the birthplace of Sati Draupadi among the 16 sati. The idols at this place are said to belong to the Guptan period.

    How to Reach – Kampilaji is situated at a distance of 10 kilometers from Kayamganj. Along the Achhnera-Kanpur road. Good transport facilities are available to this place.

    Main Deity – About 2 feet high black coloured idol of Bhagawan Vimlanatha in the Padmasana Posture (Digambar temple). Nearly 45 cms. high, white coloured idol of Bhagawan Vimalanatha in the Padmasana posture (Swetambara temple).

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