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Jain Shrines Ayodhya

Jain Shrines Ayodhya

Jain Shrines Ayodhya
Jain Shrines Ayodhya

Ayodhya is not only the birthplace of Lord Rama but is also held on high esteem because of its association with Jainism as a religion. Several followers of the Jainism faith from all over India frequent Ayodhya every year. This is because of the fact that there are several Jain temples in Ayodhya.

It is believed by the followers of Jainism that Ayodhya is the birthplace of as many as 5 of his Tirthankaras. These Jain temples mark the place where these Tirthankaras were born. It is said that Kesari Singh, the treasurer of Nawab of Faizabad, built 5 separate shrines to mark the birthplace of these Tirthankaras. The temples bear the date of vikram samvat 1781.

These temples are scattered all over Ayodhya. The very famous Adinath Temple is near the Swargdwar, while the intimidating Anantanath temple stands of the Gola Ghat. Sumantanath, another popular Jain shrine is near Ramkot. Apart from that there are minor temples too such as Ajitnath temple that stands near Saptsagar and Abhinandannath temple near the Sarai. Another must watch Jain temple stands in Rai Ganj locality that house a unique 21 feet high image of lord Adinath popularly called Rishabhadeva; the first Tirthankar.

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