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Shri Mahuva Tirth

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Mulnayak: White - colored of Bhagawan Mahavir Swami. Height 91 cms.

Tirth: : It is in the center of he village of Mahuva.

Historicity: This is the birth place of Sheth Javad Shah who renovated the Shantrunjaya temple for the thirteenth time in the year 108 of the Vikram era. This is also the birth - place of Sheth Jagdu Shah who offered to pay one and a quarter crores of gold mohurs and put a holy garment on the idol in the times of King Kumarpal in the twelfth century. This place is regarded as one of the group of the five sacred places of Mt. Shatrunjaya. The idol of Mahavir in this grand temple is also known as living God. Such idols are very rare. This is also the birth place and the nirvana place of Acharya Shri Nemisuriji, the protector of this sacred place. The last renovation of this temple was accomplished on the thirteenth day of the bright half of the month of magh in the year 1885 by building a splendid seven - peaked and four - Storeyed temple, shining like a God’s residence.

Other Temples: Besides this, there are two other temples. In front of the chief temple there is an eighteen feet high idol of Bhagawan Adabhadji. Beside it, there is a small temple of Acharya Nemisurisvarji.

Works of art and Sculpture: This village on the sea - shore offers a beautiful natural sight. Around the village of Mahuva there are abundant green trees. Coconuts, betel nuts, mangoes, banans etc. grow in plenty. They remind us of the Malayagini. The idol of Bhagawan Adishvar carved out of touch stone by skilled artists of Mahuva, is really astonishing. It seems that the idol of the living God (Mahavir Swami) will soon pour out words.

Guidelines: The nearest railway station is Mahuva. It is at a distance of only two kilometers from the temple. There is a pukka road to the Jain temple. Buses and taxis are available. Also there are dharmashalas and bhojanalas.

Trust: Shri Mahuva Visashrimali Tapagachchhiya Svetambar Murtipujak Jain Sangha, Mahuvabandar : 384290, Dist. : Bhavnagar, Gujarat State, India

Bhagawan Mahavir Swami

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