Champapur is also related to great stories of ‘origin of Harivansha, Shripal-Mainasundari, Shri Dharma Ghosh Muni, King Karna of
Mahabharata, King Mudrak and great architect Vishvakarma’. Champapur has assumed more importance because of
arrival of ‘Samavsharan’ of all 24 Tirthankaras. The Reddish Diamond colored Padmasana idol of 1008 Bhagwan Shri
Vasupujya seated on the principal altar of main temple is quite attractive and beautiful, provides peace to the mind and soul of the devotees.
The main temple of Champapur Siddha Kshetra is quite ancient (about 2500
years). This temple being symbolic of ‘Panch Kalyanaka’ is adorned with 5 altars, magnificent spire and 2 columns of fame. It
is said that there were 4 ‘Columns of Fame (Keerti Stambha)’ which existed in four corners of the campus of the temple. Later on
the 2 out of 4 were destroyed in the earthquake of year 1934 & repair (Jirnoddhar) of other 2 columns was done in 1938. The
‘Columns of Fame’ are about 2200 years ancient.
The red colored Padmasana idol of Bhagwan Vasupujya Swami present
in centre of main altar is quite attractive and miraculous. Another idol of Bhagwan Vasupujya is made of ‘Ashtadhatu’ (Alloy of eight metals) & the ancient foot
images of Bhagwan Vasupujya are also installed in this altar. The principal deity of Bhagwan Vasupujya is also constructed along with
other artistic idols which are present around the main altar. There is ‘Ashta -Pratiharya’ created in an artful specimen of glass
present in this temple that is marvelous.
The entrance gate of this temple is very attractive & artistic. One ancient ‘northoriented Adinath Jinalaya’ is also present in
southern campus near the main temple. One ‘Kushan periodic’ Khadgasana idol of Bhagwan Adinath is also installed here which is
2000 years ancient. These are many more ancient idols present in this temple. In this temple only the images of 24 Tirthankaras are
present on one marble collectively and this looks marvelous & unique.
The 61 feet high magnificent ‘Column of Dignity’ stands here and it is one of the huge columns of dignity present in Eastern India.
The four Jin idols present in apex part in all four sides of column, the four idols are established respectively in four altars present
in middle part of column. Around these four altars all the 16 dreams are carved on marble which respected mother of Tirthankara saw before conceiving a child.
‘ Tonks’ of 24 Teerthankaras are constructed around three sides of this column of dignity. The first among these ‘Tonks’, temple
of Bhagwan Bahubali is quite attractive. At the end of these 24 ‘Tonks’, foot images of ‘Ganadhar Mandar’ are present. Shri Mandar was
the first Ganadhar of Bhagwan Vasupoojya.
Bhagwan Santinath Mandir with 9.25 feet high magnificent idol and Bhagwan Mahavira Swami Mandir with 7.25 feet high magnificent idol
are also present in this campus. The one mirror decorated artistic temple is also present here in which 7.25 feet high ‘Khadagasan’
idol of Bhagwan Parshvanath surmounted by ‘7 Serpent Hoods’ is installed.The one ‘Samavsharan Mandir’ which idol of principal deity
Bhagwan Simandhar is installed, is worth being seen.
One magnificent ‘Jal Mandir’ is also constructed here, in which 16 feet high idol of Bhagwan Vasupoojya is installed on big lotus
flower. The water is filled in artificial lake around the altar. The huge umbrella of marble is present over the idol and behind this
idol the pink colored halo is also present and magnifying the beauty of idol. The local community organizes festival on the ‘Kalyanka’ days of
‘Garbha, Janma, Tapa, Gyan & Moksha’ e.g. ‘Asharh Krishna – 6, Falgun Krishna – 14, Falgun Krishna – 14, Bhadrapada
Krishna – 2 & Bhadrapada Shukla – 14
Shri Champapur Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra
Address: Beespanthi Kothi, Nathu Nagar, District Bhagalpur (Bihar) Pin-812 006.
Shri Bengal, Bihar, Orissa Digamber Jain Teerth Kshetra Committee
Kolkata (West Bengal)