Jal Mandir

The temple in Pawapuri meaning is town without sins but meaning of Jal Mandir mean Water Temple that is also known as Apapuri in Bihar state India Republic. The temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavira that was 24 Thirthanakara and very famous Jain religion founder not only in India but also in the world. Temple was built by king Nandivardhan and he was elder brother of Lord Mahavirs, temple is built in a water tank. Various temples in Pawapuri but Jal Mandir is very attractive among them. Digamber Jain Mandir is near the Jal Mandir.

Jal Mandir


About 2600 year ago Pawapuri was main part of very powerful kingdom that was Magadha and called Madyama Pawa. King Shrenik was the greatest disciples of Lord Mahavira after death of the king his successor become Ajatshatru son of the king. During the period of Ajatshatru Hastipal was the king of Pawapuri. The Lord Mahavir came in his region and was stayed in king Hastipal’s ‘Rajikshala’. The king had derived principles of Janism through his divine voice. Lord Mahavir move different part of the country and spread Jain religion not only in India but also in Nepal, Bhutan etc.

Lord gets pure meditation and quitted the mortal coil and become a Siddha on 14th day of black half of the month of Kartika.

Features of temple

  • Temple in water
  • Built in white marble
  • The temple built in 84 bigha
  • The water lake is covered with red lotuses
  • Temple is bank on water tank
  • Tank has many species of fish


The temple is located Pawapuri city in Nalanda district in the Basin of Ganga River. The spot is very famous pilgrimage center in the world for Jainism. The temple is around 108 kilometers from Patna. Capital city of Bihar has also nearest airport and Rajgir is nearest railways station that is only 38 kilometers.

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