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The Mangalayatan

The Mangalayatan, a Jain pilgrimage complex, is run by Shri Adinath Kund-Kund Kahan Digamber Jain Trust at Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. Located at Sasni village about 5 km from Aligarh on Aligarh-Agra Highway, it is one of the largest Jain religious centers of its kind in India. Spread over an area of 80,000 square yards, the complex is a destination for devotional, social service, educational and socio-religious research activities. The construction of the main temple on an artificial hill, Bhagwan Adinath temple, is noteworthy. Its 55 feet high idol is an enchanting view from the highway. Bhagwan Mahavir mandir, Bhagwan Bahubali mandir and Shri Bhagwan Adinath Swami Mansatambh are other major temples. The bottom of the Manstambh, the replica of the Manstambh of Bhagwan Seemandharnath erected in Songarh, is adorned with pictures of the teerthankars, acharyas, upadhyayas, munirajs and Gurudevshri Kanji Swami in different postures. The marble slabs on the walls of Bhagwan Mahavir mandir carries the carvings of Shri Samaysar gathas written by Bhagwan Kundkundacharyadev.

Updated on 22nd September, 2014
District: Aligarh
Location: Aligarh-Agra Highway
Sasni Village


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