Pawapuri Jal Mandir

The Jal Mandir meaning Water Temple, also known as Apapuri, in Pawapuri, meaning a town without sins, in the Indian state of Bihar, is a highly revered temple dedicated to Lord Mahavira, the 24th Thirthankara (religious preacher of Jainism) and founder of Jain religion, which marks the place of his cremation. Mahavira attained Nirvana (salvation) in Pawapuri in 528 BC. The temple has been built within a tank filled with red coloured lotus flowers.It is said that the temple was built by King Nandivardhan, Mahavira’s elder brother. It is one of the five main temples in Pawpuri, where the “Charan Paduka” or foot impression of Mahavira is deified.

Photo Gallery

  • Front view of Pawapuri Mandir
    Side View of Pawapuri Mandir
  • Pathway to the temple.
    Pathway to the temple
  • Pathway to the temple.
    Pathway to the temple

How to Reach:

By Air

The nearest airport is at Patna 101 kms. Indian Airlines connect Patna to Calcutta, Bombay, Delhi, Ranchi and Lucknow.

By Train

Though Rajgir itself has a railway station yet the nearest convenient railhead is at Patna 90.kms.

By Road

A taxi or bus can be taken from Patna, Rajgir, Gaya or other major cities of Bihar to visit Pawapuri.