Kampil is a small [[town]] situated about 45 km from Farrukhabad. It is a very important place from a historical and [[mythological]] point of view. It is believed to be the birthplace of the 13th [[tirthaiikar]] Brahlan [[Vimalnath]]. This is a Holy Land where the four [[Kalyanaka]]s – chayavan, birth, [[diksa]] and omniscience – of [[Tirthankar]] 1008 Bhagawan Vimalnath ji, the thirteenth Tirthnakara took place.
It was also graced by the visit of Lord [[Mahavir]]. Two temples dedicated to the 13th Tirthankar one belonging to the [[Shwetambar]] [[Jainism|Jains]] and other to the [[Digambar]] Jains are situated at this place. In the Digambar Jain temple a 60 centimetres high black coloured idol and in Swetambar temple 45 centimeters high white coloured idol both of Bhagawan Vimalnath in the Padmasana pose are installed. Apart from these, there are many old temples, which prove the historical & religious importance of Kampil.
During the [[Epic India|epic period]] it was the capital of King [[Drupada]], the father of [[Draupadi]]. The sacrificial altar (Yajna Kund) from which Draupadi is believed to have been born from the fire of knowledge, is situated in [[Kampil]] till date. Near the sacrificial altar, there's a structure, which is the hermitage of a sage Kampil, where he used to perform penance. As per mythology the temple of [[Rameshwarnath Mahadev]], is attributed to [[Shatrughna]] brother of [[Rama]]. It is said that he had brought the idol ([[Lingam]]) of [[Shiva]], which was worshiped by [[Sita]], the wife of Rama in [[Ashok Vatika]] while she was held in captivity in Lanka and installed in this temple.
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