| Tirth |
| Other Temples |
Works of art and Sculpture |
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