JAMNAGAR TIRTH
 
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The Jamnagar tirtha is renowned as a place of pilgrimage for the Jainas with its 14 majestic Jain temples. The city has Jain temples which give a glimpse of the ancient peak of Shatrunjaya. Jam Raval raised this city in the year V.S. 1596 on the 7th day of the bright half of Shravan, and named it as Navanagar. Jains have contributed a lot towards the development of this city.

 

Actually, the history of the Jain temples starts with the birth of this city. Six out of the fourteen Jina temples situated in the heart of the city is known as the temple of Sheth. The foundation-laying ceremony of this temple was performed by city is known as the temple of Sheth. The foundation-laying ceremony of this temple was performed by Shri Anand Sheth during the reign of Jam Sataji in V.S. 1633 and Adinath Bhagavan was ceremoniously installed as the MULANAYAKA at the auspicious hands of Shri Vijayadevasuri. Just nearby stands the vast Jaina Chaitya got constructed by Shri Vardhaman Shah and Padamsinh Sheth. Shri Shantinath Bhagavan is installed here. Fifty two Shrines are constructed all around. Here, in the temple known as choriwala, a fine stone-pandal with an altar is constructed near the shrine of Shri Neminath Bhagavan. From the view point of vastness and beautiful structure, this Jina temple stands unique in art and architecture. A total number of fourteen temples add to the beauty of the city and religious fervour of pilgrims.