Located on the outskirts of Nalanda, Kundalpur is one of the most important pilgrim centres of Jainism. It is considered to be the birthplace of Lord Mahavira, the founder of Jainism and the final tirthankar (saint). To mark the place, a four-and-a-half-foot-tall Lord Mahavira idol has been placed in a temple here. In the same complex is Trikal Chaubeesi Jain Mandir that houses 72 idols of tirthankars. Each of these represents 24 saints, each of the past, present and future. Near the temple complex are two lakes known as Dirga Pushkarni and Pandava Pushkarni. Kundalpur is also known for the Nandyavarta Mahal, a seven-storeyed building which is said to be the birthplace of Lord Mahavira. A marvellous structure once, the palace now lies in ruins but is quite exciting to explore as it still bears traces of its former glory.

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