Tirtha Pata

Published: 17.12.2012
Updated: 27.12.2012
Alias(es)
Tirtha Patas, Tirtha-Pata, Tirtha-Patas

Pilgrimage painting

map of sacred temple sites.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/11/12/arts/31442584.JPG

From the 14th century, visiting places of significance in the lives of the Jinas became a popular devotional act.

A tradition of displaying maps of these sacred sites also developed, allowing viewers to obtain spiritual merit equivalent to that gained by the pilgrims.

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