Pavapuri Jain Temple | Tirtha & History

K.P.. built Shree Pavapuri Jain Temple. The Sanghvi Trust completed the temple in 1998 and 2001. Shree Pavapuri Jain Temple locates in the Sirohi District of Rajasthan in northwestern India. It is popularly known as Pavapuri Jain Tirtha (Temple Complex) and the Jeev Raksha Kendra (Animal Welfare Center).

Pavapuri Jain Temple

Rajasthan was the land of wars and brave warriors. Still, it changed when Jain saints came to Rajasthan, evangelizing peace and non-violence.

Non-violence (ahimsa) is the basic principle that forms the cornerstone of the morality and doctrine of Jainism.

Shree Pavapuri Jain Temple derives its name from the Pavada agricultural well. A wonderful example of Jain temples, arts, architecture and culture.

The complex attracts visitors and has pure values ​​passed down through its temples for generations.

Pavapuri Jain Tirtha

It cannot express the blissful and therapeutic mood and peace experienced in Pavapuri in words because we can only feel it deep in one’s soul.

The serene, beautiful, picturesque and spacious complex of Pavapuri had nestled amidst the majestic Aravalli mountain ranges like a pearl shining brightly on the seabed.

Shree Pavapuri Jain Tirtha 

Shri Kumar Palbhai V. KPK.P.o Shah founders SanK.P..P.i team, the late Shri Hazarimal Ji Poonam Chand Ji Shangvi and Shri Babulal Ji Poonam Chand Ji Shangvi (Bafna), to build the Tirtha Dham.

They began constructing and developing the campus on 30 May 1998 (Jet Sukhla 15, 2054 V.V.S.

It was originally V.V.SS.d to build a temple and shelter for 100 cows. Still, by the grace of God, the campus has now been expanded to more than 238 acres, providing shelter for no less than 7500 cattle.

The temple has a Jain Tirtha (temple complex) covering an area of ​​31,01,472 square feet. Ft area and Jeev Raksha Kendra (Animal Care Center) occupy 71,96,112 sq. ft. Area.

It took two and half years to build the Shree Pavapuri Jain Temple, and about 400 artists are working every day. The pink stone had used in its construction, which enhances its beauty.

On 7 February 2001 (Magha Shukla 14,2057 V.V.S. the entranceV.S..S.eautiful temple 68 feet wide and 47 feet long was completed and opened for worship. Thousands of devotees were enchanted and watched the prestige festival (opening ceremony) of the Tirtha Dham with devotion.


Pavapuri, also known as Pava and Papapuri, was formed in ancient times as part of the Magadh region.

The hospital was the king of this city during the Ajatashatru period about 2500 years ago. Magad Desh. At that time, Lord Mahavira came here on foot from Champapuri. He spent his “Chaturmas” in the palace of King Hospital.

On the morning of the 14th of Krishna Krishna, Lord Mahavira’s final sermon began in the presence of nine kings of the Malla dynasty, nine kings of the Lichchavi dynasty and many devotees.

Speaking of the 16 “Prahars” explaining the “Uttaradhyayan Sutra”, the Lord finally attained salvation in the Swati Nakshatra in the last moments of the last “Prahar” of the new moon night. The God led by Indra celebrated this auspicious occasion as “Nirvana Kalnayak”.

According to Digambar Jain tradition, Karthik Krishna attained the salvation of Sri Bhagavan in the last moments of the last “prahar” on the 14th, so they celebrate this 14th day as Moksha Day and offer laddos in the lake temple.

Swetambar followers celebrate the festival on the 15th day and serve brownies in the last moments of the last “prahar” of the night.

Interesting facts about Pavapuri Jain Temple

  • The temple is dedicated to Mahavira and is a sacred place for Jains.
  • You can see many migratory birds and oranges in the lake from November to January, which is spectacular.
  • The beauty of this place is a manufactured lake around the temple, and it is built of white marble and stands at its peak at sunset.
  • The temple is the only attraction, though there are huge fish in the lake that eat the bait you can buy to give to the fish.
Shree Pavapuri Jain Temple

Shree Pavapuri Jain Temple Complex

Shree Pavapuri Temple is very spacious and has other temples like Veer Manibhadra, Sri Nakoda Bhairav, Sri Sashandevi, Sri Padmavati Devi and Kuladevi Sri Sachiya (Ossia) Mataji.

This pink stone Pavapuri Jain Tirtha Temple has a natural surrounding and houses the Gaushala (Jeev Raksha Kendra- Animal Welfare Center), which provides shelter to 7500 stray cattle. Modern hospice and dining facilities are available here.

Book a Room

You can reserve a room online in dharmshala in Pavapuri through the authorized website of Shree Pavapuri Tirth Jeev Raksha Kendra Maitri Dham.

Other Temples at Pavapuri Jain Temple

 Jal Mandir 

It is a temple committed to the 24th Tirthankara Lord Mahavira. The temple is named after the well-known Jal Mandir at Pavapuri in Bihar, the place of Nirvana of Mahavira.

The Jal Mandir houses four marble idols of Sri Mahaveer Swami Bhagwan Chaumukhi (four), the 24th Tirthankar.

The enchanting temple was inaugurated by Acharya Bhagwant Shrimad Vijay Hemchandra Sureshwar Maharaj Saheb and Acharya Bhagwant Shri Gunaratnasuriswarji Maharaj Saheb 6 Acharya Bhagwant, 50 Sadhus (Bhikkhus) and 150 Sadhvis (Monks) on 20.10.2019. Water Temple, 24 Under the Trees Each Tirthankara attains enlightenment.

Sri Gautam Swamy Circle 

Gautam Swamy Circle locates opposite the Jala Mandir. It had accompanied by ten other Gandharas of Mahavir Swami Bhagavan.

At the front of the circle is a statue of the late Shri Hazarimalji Sanghvi, founder of the KP Sanghvi group and Pavapuri.

He was initially a Hindu Brahmin who had learned a lot about Indrabhuti and accepted Jainism after the Lord cleared all his doubts before he could ask.

After his initiation, Gautam Swami Mahaveer became the first disciple of Swami Bhagavan. Following him, ten other Brahmins cleared their doubts, took initiation, and became the 11 Gandharvas. They carried forward the teachings of Lord Mahavira.

Sachiya Mata Temple

Sachiya Mata is the family goddess of Oswals. Realizing the virtues of His Holiness Sri Ratan Prabha Suriji, the King of Asia and the Kshatriyas adopted Jainism as their religion and abandoned the practice of sacrificing animals on the grounds of Goddess Durga but persisted in worshipping the deity who had renamed “Sachiya Mata”.

Guru Mandir 

The Guru Mandir locates on the left side of the Jala Mandir. It had dedicated to Acharya Sri Kalapoornasuriji Maharaj Saheb, who conducted the dedication of the main temple of Sri Sankeshwara Parshavanath Bhagwan on 7 February 2001.

He was one of his renowned Jain professors. To time and date. Inside the Guru Mandir, his idol and his objects such as spectacles, novels, and books had displayed.


Outside the main temple of Lord, Sri Shankeshhere is the Kalpavriksha as Kalpataru, Kalpadruma and Kalpapadapa. It had believed to be the divine tree that fulfilled desires in Jainism in the Yuglik era.

It is a well-known belief that the Kalpavriksham provided various necessities of life, such as clothes, jewellery, eateries, houses, etc., during the Yuglik era.

Other Nearby famous places

  • Gaon Mandir is 0.3 km away
  • Nalanda University Ruins 10.9 km away
  • Vishwa Shanti Stupa is 13.6 km away
  • Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall 8.7 km away
  • Griddhakuta Peak is 13.7 km away
  • Pandu Pokhar is 15 km away
  • Ghora Katora Lake 8.7 km away
  • Xuanzang Memorial is 10.4 km away
  • Stupa of Sariputra 10.9 km away
  • Ashoka Stupa Peak 13.6 km away
  • Maner Sharif is 12.3 km away
  • Bimbisar Jail is 9.1 km away
  • Jarasandha ka Akhara 8.7 km away


Pavapuri Jain Temple Opens 24 hours.

How to Reach

By Air

The nearest airport is Patna is 101 km. Indian Airlines link Patna to Calcutta, Bombay, Delhi, Ranchi and Lucknow.

By Train

Though Rajgir has a railway station, the nearest convenient railhead is at Patna, 90km.

By Road

you can hire a taxi or bus from Patna, Rajgir, Gaya or other major cities of Bihar to visit Pavapuri.

Contact Details


Kishanganj, Kandla- Delhi Highway,

National Highway No. 168 and S.H. No 27

Pavapuri, Sirohi-307001, Rajasthan

Telephone: +9S.H.S.H.286866, +919799399111