Lord Mahavira attained nirvana in a park, near Pavapuri, round about which there were many pounds or
lakes. At present the site of the nirvana of Mahavira is accepted near Bihar-Sherif where
a magnificent Jain temple stands in the centre of a big lake. This is accepted as the tirtha-ksetra on all hands. Both the sects,
Digambra and Svetambra, have voluntarily accepted this place as the spot of the nirvana of Mahavira. A marble temple, the
Jalmandir, was later built in the middle of the tank, where Lord. Mahavira attained salvation. Another beautiful Jain temple of white marble called Samosharan is
located at this place. Bhagwawan Mahavira had delivered his sermon here. The best time time to visit Pawapuri is between October and March.
Shree Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra Pawapuri,
P.O. Pawapuri, District Nalanda, Bihar. Pin-803 115
Managed By :
Sri Jain Swetamber Bhandar Tirth, Pavapuri
P.O Pavapuri - 803 115., Dist : Nalanda (Bihar)
Tel : 06112- 74736.
Sri Digamber Tirth Committee, Pavapuri
P.O. Pavapuri, Dist : Nalanda, (Bihar).
There are 5 Jain temples and two Dharamshalas having provision for staying up to 2500 persons
In new Samosaran temple of Swetamber accommodations is available with all facilities. In the city
temple there is a good Bhojanshala,
Near Digamber temple there is also a Digamber dharamshala with all facilities and a good Bhojanshala .