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72 Jainalaya Jain Temple

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Distance (From Mandvi): 10 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: At Koday Village

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 10 km from Mandvi and 54 km from Bhuj, 72 Jainalaya is a Jain pilgrimage center situated at Koday village near Mandvi in Kutch district of Gujarat. Lies on the Mundra-Mandvi Road, it is one of the popular Jain Temples in Kutch and among the must visit places in Mandvi.

Also known as Bounter Jinalaya or Adiswar Bounter Jinalaya Mahatirth, the 72 Jinalaya was built in memory of Gun Sagar Suriswarji Mahara in the year 1982. Spread over an area of about 80 acres, this temple was built in an octagonal shape. The main temple of the complex is dedicated to Lord Mahavir, the 24th Thirthankara. Surrounding the main temple, there are 72 shrines dedicated to other Thirthankaras, depicting idols from different Jain holy places from across India.

Built with white marble, Bounter Jainalaya is known for its immaculate beauty. The intricacy of the work on the walls and pillars, spectacular work on the inner side of the central domes, and several other characteristics are the highlights of the temple. The main sanctum sanctorum of the temple contains 6 feet high idol of Adiswar bhagwan. The temple also has a dharamshala equipped with all modern facilities including Bhojanalaya.

Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM

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