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Champapuri was the capital of the king Lomapada of Anga Kingdom as per epic Ramayana. As per epic Mahabharata, Karna is mentioned as ruling the Anga kingdom from Champapuri (12:5). Apart from Champa Karna also ruled a city called Malini gifeted to him by Jarasandha of Magadha Kingdom.
Jainism: Tirthankar Vasupujya's Moksha Sthali
This is the only place where all the five kalyanas- garbha, janma, diksha, kevalagnana and moksha kalyana of bhagwan Vasupujya took place. It is said that Bhagawan Adinatha, Bhagwan Parshwanatha and Bhagawan Mahavira had their monsoon stay at this place. Bhagawan Mahavira had his third and twelfth monsoon stay at this place.
Many Jain ascetics like Muni Dharmaghosh, Muni Padmarath, Ashok and Anchal attained salvation at this place. This place being a Siddhakshetra many ascetics like Anchal, Ashok and Padamrath attained salvation at this place. An ancient temple of Champanala is seen at this place.