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Places To See In Virat Nagar

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Beejak Ki Pahari - Beejak Ki Pahari is a hill where the remnants of a couple of Buddhist monasteries are still can be seen, dating back to the golden days of history. The central portion of the lower platform has a circular chamber, which appears like the interior of a temple; this is supposedly the oldest temple structure. Outside walls of the temple have Buddhist inscriptions, written in Brahmi script of the Ashokan period. The upper platform is 30 ft higher than the lower one. Tourists can see here the second rock edict of the King, Ashoka, on a huge granite boulder.

Ganesh Giri Temple and the Museum– The Ganesh Giri Temple and the Museum are prominent tourist attractions of Virat Nagar. This temple is devoted to the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha and is visited by a large number of devotees around the year. A small museum is located in the complex of the temple, which exhibits 170 articles of great architectural significance.

Jain Nasiya– Jain Nasiya, a popular Jain temple is located opposite the Mughal Gate in Virat Nagar. Tourists can see here an irrigation and water flow system along with a small garden. The complex also has a children’s playground.

Jain Temple– The Jain Temple of Virat Nagar is one of the prominent tourist attractions. The temple has images of three Jain Tirthankaras. The image of Parsvanath is made up of stone while that of Chandraprabha is made up of copper. The third image seen here is of Rishabhadeva, who was the first among the 24 Tirthankaras in Jainism. The temple has an open courtyard, which is surrounded by a wall. Tourists can see an intricately carved, pillared portico at the entrance to the temple.

Bhim Ki Dungari- Bhim Ki Dungari is a large cave, located in Virat Nagar and is famous due to the mythological tales associated with it. It is believed that, after losing everything to the Kauravas, the Pandavas were forced to go to exile for 12 years and an additional one year of disguised banishment. During the 13th year(‘Agyatwas’), the Pandavas lived in disguise in Virat Nagar, the kingdom of King Virat. Bhim, the strongest of the five brothers chose to live in this cave and hence named as Bhim ki Dungri.

Ashoka Shilalekh- Ashoka Shilalekh, an old rock edict of Emperor Ashoka is located at a distance of 100 m from the main road in Virat Nagar. This is an isolated place with great scenic beauty and immense historical significance. Ashoka, the emperor of the Maurya Dynasty engraved his announcements and laws on various rock edicts, found at different locations of India.

 

Remnants of Stupa at Viratnagar

Remnants of Stupa at Viratnagar

Remnants of Stupa by Giridharmamidi

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