Jain Temple Fazilnagar (Pawanagar)
Located at a distance of about 22 km south east of Kushinagar, 71 km from Gorakhpur, on NH-28,Kushinagar district, U.P.,
6am-9am & 6:30pm-7pm, opens on all days
On Mahaveer Jayanti & next day of Deepawali (Kartik Purnima) when Nirvana Mahotsava is celebrated.
Near Sri Digamber Jain Siddhidatri, College Road, FazilnagarHow to reach
Can be accessed only by road. Buses are plying between Kushinagar-Tamkuhi or by pre-hired taxies.
Fazilnagar has been identified with the ancient Pawa nagar. According to Jain & Buddhist literature Pawanagar is the place, associated with both Jains & Buddhists. It is famous, as the place where 24th (last) Jain Tirthankar Mahaveer attained Nirvana (laid down his mortal remains) in 543 BC. The temple houses four beautifully carved idols. It is also believed to be the place where Lord Buddha, while going to Kushinagar from Vaishali stayed and accepted a meal from his disciple “Chund Kammara”. He ate ‘Sukaramaddava’ (mushrooms) after which he proceeded to Kushinara (modern Kushinagar), where he attained Mahaparinirvana.