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    History – The history of this place dates back to the times of Tirthankar Padmaprabha. According to the Digambara sect, it is said that it was the land of four Kalyanas of Bhagawan Padmaprabha, also God Kuber had constructed the first samavasarana of the Bhagawan. Bhagawan Mahavira has also visited this place many times and also a samavasarana of Bhagawan Mahavira is also found here. We can find a mention of this place in the ’Vividh Tirth Kalpa’ and many other books and inscriptions written between the 14th-century and18th century. Kaushambi once ruled by king Shtani during the period of Bhagawan Mahavira was an important Jain heritage centre and was surrounded by the fort with twenty gates built by Maharani Mrugavathi. But now we can only find the ruins of this fort with the big city transformed into a small village. Kaushambi is also the birthplace of Kapil Kevali.

    How to Reach – Kaushambi is situated at a distance of 1 Kilometer from the Gadhva Koshal village on the bank of the river Yamuna and it is a distance of 64 kilometers from Allahabad.

    Main Deity – About 2 feet high, white-colored idol of Bhagawan Padmaparbha in the Padmasana posture in the Swetambara Temple and the idol of Bhagawan Padmaprabha in the Digambar Temple.

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