Pawapuri is also known as Apapuri located 38 km from Rajgir and 90 km from Patna. This place draws its affiliations to Jainism as Lord Mahavira breathed his last at Pawapuri. This place is also known for its rich cultural legacy in terms of spiritualism and enlightenment.
This is the place where Lord Mahavira achieved Moksha or Nirvana (Salvation from the endless cycle of life and death). He was cremated at Pawapuri, also known as Apapuri ("the sinless town"). There was a great rush to collect his ashes, with the result that so much soil was removed from the place of his cremation that a pond was created.
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