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Aharji
Aharji
Aharji
is a historical pilgrimage site for Jainism
Jainism
in India. It is located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, on the road from Tikamgarh
Tikamgarh
to Chhatarpur. This place is famous for Jain Temple.Contents1 Aharji
Aharji
Jain Teerth 2 Location 3 See also 4 References 5 External links Aharji
Aharji
Jain Teerth[edit] Main article: Aharji
Aharji
Jain Teerth Aharji
Aharji
is a place full of natural attractive beauty. It is famous for the miraculous colossus of Lord (Shantinath) in standing (Khadagasana) posture. It is 18 feet in height.[1] The main temple is famous for beautiful monumental image of Lord Shatinath from the Chandella
Chandella
period. It has an inscription on it [2] of 1180 AD( Vikram Samvat
Vikram Samvat
1237)
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Bhadreshwar Jain Temple
Bhadreshwar Jain Temple, also known as Vasai Jain Temple, is a Jain temple of historical importance located in Bhadreshwar village of Mundra Taluka, Kutch, Gujarat, India.[1][2]Contents1 History 2 Architecture 3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] It is believed to be one of the oldest Jain temples in India, although they have been renovated and rehabilitated from time to time.[2] The temple is said to be first renovated by King Sidhsen of Bhadrawati in 449 B.C. .[3][4] It is said a Jain layman named Devchandra laid the foundation stone of this temple centuries ago. In year 1125, the temple was renovated extensively by Jagdusha.[5][6] The temples have been destroyed many times due to natural calamities like earthquakes and the chronicles of Mistris of Kutch, mention that they were the architects and artisans, who renovated temples during the earthquakes of 1819, 1844–45 and 1875.[7][8][9][10] In former temple, the lower part was considered the oldest in age, perhaps about 1170
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Jainism In Bihar
Jainism
Jainism
in Bihar
Bihar
trace a long history since the times of twenty-fourth Tirthankara
Tirthankara
Mahavira, who was born in Vaishali (near Patna). An ancient black statue of Lord Mahavira
Mahavira
weighing around 250 kg was recently stolen from Jamui, Bihar. The statue was later recovered by the Police.[1] History[edit] Vasupujya, the 12th Jain Tirthankara
Tirthankara
was born in Champapur, Bhagalpur. He attained all his Pancha Kalyanaka
Pancha Kalyanaka
(Garbha, Janma, Tapa, Kevala Jnana and Moksha) from Champapur
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Pawapuri
Pawapuri
Pawapuri
or Pawa is a holy site for Jains located in the Nalanda district in the Bihar
Bihar
state of Eastern India. It is located about nineteen kilometers from Rajgir
Rajgir
and 101 kilometers from Patna, the capital of Bihar.[1]Contents1 History 2 Gallery 3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] During the reign of Ajatshatru, Hastipal was the King of Pawapuri. When Lord Mahavira
Mahavira
came to Pawapuri
Pawapuri
he stayed in King Hastipal's "Rajikshala".[2][better source needed] Around 5th century BCE, Mahavira, the last of the twenty-four Tirthankara
Tirthankara
attained Nirvana or moksha (liberation). Jains celebrate Diwali
Diwali
to commemorate this event. He was cremated at Pawapuri,[3] also known as Apapuri (the sinless town)
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Statue Of Vasupujya
The Statue of Vasupujya
Vasupujya
located at Champapur
Champapur
in the Indian state of Bihar, is one of the tallest statues in eastern India
India
and the tallest statue of Lord Vasupujya
Vasupujya
in India.[1][2]The statue is dedicated to Vasupujya, the twelfth Jain
Jain
Tirthankara
Tirthankara
of the present cosmic age. The height of the statue is 31 ft.[1] The statue was constructed and donated by Smt Sona Devi Sethi Charitable trust, Nagaland. Champapur is a Siddhakshetra and occupies a very significant place among the Jains. This is said to be the place where all the five kalyanaks (five auspicious events)- Garbh, Janam, Diksha, Kevalgyana and Moksh kalyanak of Tirthankara
Tirthankara
Vasupujya
Vasupujya
took place
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Jainism In Delhi
Delhi
Delhi
is an ancient centre of Jainism, home to over 165 Jain temples. Delhi
Delhi
has a large population of Jains spread all over the city. It has had continued presence of a Jain community
Jain community
throughout its history, and it is still a major Jain centre.Contents1 Rajput period 2 Khalji period 3 Tughlaq period3.1 Jinaprabh Suri and Vividha Tirtha Kalpa4 Mughal period 5 Modern period 6 Main temples6.1 Nearby Jain Tirthas7 Other Temples 8 See also 9 References 10 External linksRajput period[edit] In Delhi, during the Tomara dynasty, the Jain poet Vibudh Shridhar wrote the Apabhramsa work Pasanah Chariu "The Conduct of Parshva" in VS 1189 with the support of a Jain merchant prince, Nattal Sahu. This book provides the very first account of the city of Delhi
Delhi
and the first mention of the Agrawal
Agrawal
community
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Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir
Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir (Hindi: श्री दिगंबर जैन लाल मंदिर Śrī Digambar Jain Lāl Mandir) is the oldest and best-known Jain temple
Jain temple
in Delhi, India. It is directly across from the Red Fort
Red Fort
in the historical Chandni Chowk area. It is known for an avian veterinary hospital in a second building behind the main temple
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Naya Mandir
Naya Mandir
Naya Mandir
(नया मंदिर literally new temple) is a historic Jain
Jain
temple in Old Delhi,[1] in the Dharampura locality allocated to the
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Ahinsa Sthal
Ahinsa Sthal is a Jain temple located in Mehrauli, Delhi. The main deity of the temple is Mahavira, the 24th and last Tirthankara (human spiritual guide) of Avasarpiṇī (present half cycle of time). A magnificent statue of Tirthankara Mahāvīra is installed here.[1]Contents1 Statue 2 Gallery 3 See also 4 ReferencesStatue[edit] The statue of Mahavira was carved out of a granite rock in Karkala. The height of the statue is 13 feet 6 inches. Its weight is around 30 tonnes. The height of the lotus pedestal is 2 feet 8 inches and it weighs around 17 tonnes. Gallery[edit]Statue of Tirthankara Mahāvīra at Ahinsa sthalLord Mahavira's statueSculpture depicting Mahavira's messageSee also[edit]Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ahinsa Sthal.Sri Digambar Jain Lal MandirReferences[edit]^ Kurt Titze; Klaus Bruhn (1998). Jainism: A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-violence. Motilal Banarsidass Publisher. p. 266. ISBN 8120815343
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Jainism In Gujarat
Jainism has had a significant influence in Gujarat.[1]Contents1 History 2 Major Centers 3 Photo gallery 4 See also 5 Notes 6 ReferencesHistory[edit] Jains believe that their 22nd Tirthankara (propagators of Jain religion) Neminath attained salvation on Girnar in Gujarat. Many other monks have also got salvation; especially on the holy mountains of Girnar and Shatrunjaya. The Jain councils were held in Vallabhi c. 5th century CE.[2] Their canonical scriptures were written down during this council. King Vanaraja Chavda (c. 720-780 CE) of the Chavda dynasty was brought up by a Jain monk named Shilaguna Suri. Jain temples are found in Gujarat from as early as the 6th and 7th centuries CE. It was patronized by the Chaulukyas and Chavadas.[3] Dhank Caves (3rd-7th century CE) in Rajkot district has Jain Tirthankara carvings
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Girnar Jain Temples
The group temples of Jainism
Jainism
are situated on the Girnar
Girnar
mountains in the Junagadh
Junagadh
District of Gujarat, India, situated near Junagadh. There are temples on the hill sacred to the Digambara
Digambara
and the Svetambara branches of Jainism.Contents1 In Jainism 2 Jain Temples 3 Five Tonks 4 Gallery 5 See also 6 ReferencesIn Jainism[edit] According to Jain religious beliefs, Neminath, the 22nd Tirthankara became an ascetic after he saw the slaughter of animals for food on his wedding. He renounced all worldly pleasures and came to Mount Girnar
Girnar
to attain salvation
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India
India, officially the Republic
Republic
of India
India
(IAST: Bhārat Gaṇarājya),[e] is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan
Pakistan
to the west;[f] China, Nepal, and Bhutan
Bhutan
to the northeast; and Myanmar
Myanmar
and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India
India
is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and the Maldives
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Hutheesing Jain Temple
Hutheesing Temple (Gujarati: હઠીસિંહનાં દેરા) is the best known Jain temple
Jain temple
in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
in Gujarat, India
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Mahudi Jain Temple
Mahudi
Mahudi
Jain Temple is situated in Mahudi
Mahudi
town in Mansa taluka of Gandhinagar district, Gujarat. It is a pilgrimage centre of Jains and other communities visiting temple of Jain deity, Ghantakarna Mahavir and Padmaprabhu
Padmaprabhu
Jain Temple. It was known as Madhupuri historically.[1]Contents1 History 2 Culture 3 Gallery 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Mahudi
Mahudi
Jain Temple was established by Jain monk, Buddhisagar Suri[1] in 1917 CE ( Magshar Sudi 6, Vikram Samvat
Vikram Samvat
1974). There is an inscription in the Brahmi script of it. The foundation stone was laid in 1916 CE on land donated by Vadilal Kalidas Vora. He along with Punamchand Lallubhai Shah, Kankkuchand Narsidas Mehta and Himmatlal Hakamchand Mehta became trustees of trust established to manage the temple
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Palitana Temples
The Palitana
Palitana
temples of Jainism
Jainism
are located on Shatrunjaya
Shatrunjaya
hill by the city of Palitana
Palitana
in Bhavnagar
Bhavnagar
district, Gujarat, India. The city of the same name, known previously as Padliptapur, has been dubbed "City of Temples". Shatrunjaya
Shatrunjaya
means a "place of victory against inner enemies" or "which conquers inner enemies". This site on Shatrunjaya
Shatrunjaya
hill is considered sacred by Svetambara Jains. It is said that 23 of 24 Jain Tirthankaras, except Neminatha, sanctified the hill by their visits. There are approximately 863 marble-carved temples on the hills spread mostly in nine clusters, some being vast temple complexes, while most small in size
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