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Shri Mandvi Tirth

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Mulnayak: Bhagawan Shantinath in the Padmasana posture.

Tirth: It is in the Mandvi Port, a chief city of Kutch.

Historicity: Among the cities of Kutch, Mandvi is a great tirth. On the sea-shore, it is a great center of the Jain religion. There is a great development of trade and commerce since Mandvi is a port, it is very famous.

Other Temples: There are six other temples. The Dadavadi and the temple of Bhagawan Ajitnath on the port are among them. The ancient port of Mandvi is worth visiting.

Works of art and Sculpture: There is a vast and beautiful temple of Bhagawan Shantinath in Shri Meghji Pethraj Jain Ashram which is at the end of the bridge in the city. This Ashram is an extraordinary tirth of service to humanity. It is a comfortable place for helpless, weak and old people to live in. Dedicated to the aim of service to humanity, this Ashram which is managed by the sangha, also provides good accommodation for weak Sadhus and Sadhvis who are unable to wander about. The store-house of manuscripts in this tirth is very ancient.

Guidelines: The city of Mandvi is the chief city of the Mandvi Taluka. Bus service and private vehicles are available. The Jain vadi, the pathshala and the upashraya are there. There are also good boarding and lodging provisions. This port is also developed where one can go for change of climate. The cloth-printing industry of this place is also very famous. This is a special place belonging to the small group of the five temples of Kutch-Bhuj.

Trust: Shri Shantinath Jain Ashram Mandvi (Kutch), Gujarat State, India.

Bhagawan Shantinath

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