Mahudi

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Mahudi
Madhupuri
Town
Mahudi Jain Temple
Mahudi is located in Gujarat
Mahudi
Mahudi
Mahudi is located in India
Mahudi
Mahudi
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 23°29′N 72°47′E / 23.483°N 72.783°E / 23.483; 72.783Coordinates: 23°29′N 72°47′E / 23.483°N 72.783°E / 23.483; 72.783
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Gandhinagar district
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 385855
Vehicle registration starting with GJ 18
Sex ratio /
Website mahudi

Mahudi is a town in Mansa taluka of Gandhinagar district, Gujarat, India situated on the banks of Madhumati river, a tributary of Sabarmati River. It is a pilgrimage centre of Jains and other communities visiting temple of Jain deity, Ghantakarna Mahavir and Padmaprabhu Jain Temple. It was known as Madhupuri formerly.[1]

Mahudi Jain temple[edit]

Main article: Mahudi Jain Temple

Mahudi Jain Temple was established by Jain monk, Buddhisagar Suri[1] in 1917 CE ( Magshar Sudi 6, Vikram Samvat 1974). There is an inscription in the Brahmi script of it. The foundation stone was laid in 1916 CE on land donated by Vadilal Kalidas Vora. He along with Punamchand Lallubhai Shah, Kankkuchand Narsidas Mehta and Himmatlal Hakamchand Mehta became trustees of trust established to manage the temple. The 22-inch marble idol of Padmaprabh as a central deity was installed. The separate shrine dedicated to protector deity, Ghantakarna Mahavir was also established. Guru Mandir, a shrine dedicated to Buddhisagar Suri was established later.

Devotees offer sukhadi, a sweet to Ghantakarna Mahavir. After offering, it is consumed by devotees within the temple complex.[1]

Important event[edit]

Every year, on Kali Chaudas (the fourteenth day of the dark half of the month of Aso), thousands of devotees visit the temple to attend a religious ceremony, Havan.[1]

Other places[edit]

  • Kotyrak Khadayata temple is dedicated to Krishna and is kuldevta of Khadayata community.
  • Padma Pyramid Centre is another Jain temple nearby in shape of pyramid.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Dave, Pranav (2013-11-02). "Kali Chaudas havan revered by all faiths". The Times of India. Ahmedabad: timesofindia.com. Retrieved 2013-11-02.