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Mahaveer Swami Temple

Mahaveer Swami temple is a highly revered Jain temple located in Ahmedabad. The presiding deity of the temple is Bhagwan Mahaveer. Besides there are metal idols of twenty three Tirthankaras of the Jains. This ancient temple is assumed to be of a period earlier than the year 1619. The temple possesses a large dome, then there are sculptural carvings of Goddesses in the open square. A bluish crystal idol of Bhagwan Shantinath and a silver coated carved fort of Ashtapadji are the other attractions. A marble built model of Pavapuri, the place at which Mahaveer attained nirvana can be seen on the terrace. There is complete absence of electric bulbs in the temple and the illumination inside the temple comes from the lamps burnt with coconut oil. Devotees visit the temple on the first day of the bright half of the month of Kartik (March-April) and on the first day of the bright half of the month of Bhadrapad (mid of September to mid of October) as it is considered auspicious.

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