Thursday, November 17, 2011

MAHUDI

MAHUDI


Location : Modhera, Gujarat.
Dedicated To: Vir Ghantakarna.
Famous As: Jain Pilgrimage.

Situated on the bank of the river Sabarmati, Mahudi is a centre of pilgrimage for the Jains and Khadayata Banias. The Jain temple is dedicated to Vir Ghantakarna. Jain Muni Buddhisagarji had observed a long period of penance here and had inspired the construction of the new temple.

The Sun temple of Kotyark attracts the Khadayata community. The mother and child idol of this temple dates back to Gupta period.

Devotees offer 'Sukhadi' (assorted varieties of food) to the reigning deity. Tradition forbids the devotees from taking this 'Sukhadi' out of the temple complex.

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