Shantinath Temple & Second Ritual

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shatrunjay

Shanti means peace. We all yearn for peace but it continues to evade us. It is believed that if one prays with devotion to Shantinath in this temple on Shatrunjay, one can get everlasting peace. Pilgrims pray by doing the 2nd out of 5 required Chaitya-vandan ritual here. This temple dates to the early 18th century.

 

For our next stop, take the stairs immediately to the left of the temple. Go to More Stops for more information on Chakeshwari Devi.

 

 

 

Chakkeshwari Devi

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shatrunjay

We descend to a passage that feels like a palace. The first thing you see is the shrine of Chakeshwari Devi who serves Adinath. The mirror reflection is worth seeing. In the reflection, the Devi seems alive.

It is said that Chakeshwari Devi appeared in Javad Shah’s dream and helped him find the Takshshila marble to build the main Adinath idol.

As you continue, you come to the shrines of Vagheshwari Devi and Padmawati Devi.