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Adishvara Bhagarai Temple

Published: 14.03.2016
Adisvara Bhagavana

View from the south of the Adishvara Bhagarai Temple in the Vimalavasi Tuk, showing the shikara and roof, Satrunjaya
Photo by Edmund David Lyon, 1868 (BL)

Front of the Temple of Adisvara Bhagavana

Photograph of Satrunjaya from James Burgess, 'The Temples of Satrunjaya, the celebrated Jain place of pilgrimage...' by Skyes and Dwyer in 1869.

Satrunjaya is an ancient Jain place of pilgrimage where it is believed that Adinatha, the first Jain Tirthankara visited several times and his disciple Pundarika obtained enlightenment. There are many hundreds of multi-spired temples on the two summits of the hill in the town of Palitana, Gujarat. The sanctuaries are grouped in fortified enclosures or tuks, named after their founders. The Adishvara Temple is an imposing building with a double-storey mandapa dating from the 16th Century. A colossal image of Rishabhanatha with crystal eyes and jewels of gold is enshrined within the temple. The towers rising above the sanctuary is made of clusters of miniature spires.

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