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The Lost Birthplace of Lord Shitalnath - Bhaddilpur

Shri Shitalnath Bhagwan, Bhaddilpur Tirth Unknown to many, the birthplace of Lord Shitalnath, Bhaddilpur was lost until a couple of years ago. According to ancient scriptures, the kingdom of Bhadrikapuri was ruled from its capital, Bhaddilpur by King Dradhrath and Queen Sunanda (of Ikshavaku clan), parents of Lord Shitalnath. The city was thus blessed with the fortune of being the holy land where Lord’s Chyawan, Janma, Diksha and Kevalgyan kalyanaks took place. Dawn at Bhaddilpur Tirth The city was home to many grand Jain temples during ancient times, however as western India became the stronghold of Jains, it became very difficult for revered Acharya’s to travel to these Kalyanak bhumi’s situated (in eastern regions) in the medieval ages. Further, due to decline in Jainism and repeated foreign invasions, every trace of this Kalyanak Bhumi was destroyed around 150 years ago. Dawn at Bhaddilpur Tirth Declared Vicchedit (destroyed & lost) since the past c