Mahudi Jain Temple
Mahudi Jain is situated in Mahudi town in Mansa taluka of Gandhinagar district, Gujarat. It is a pilgrimage centre of Jains and other communities visiting the temple of Jain deity, Ghantakarna Mahavir and the Padmaprabhu Jain Temple. Devotees offer Sukhadi, a sweet to Ghantakarna Mahavir. After offering, it is consumed by devotees within the temple complex. Tradition forbids the carrying away of such offerings outside premises.
History : Mahudi Jain Temple was established by Jain monk, Buddhisagarsuri in 1917 CE (Magshar Sudi 6, Vikram Samvat 1974). There is an inscription in the Brahmi script of it. In 1916 CE, the foundation stone was laid on land donated by Vadilal Kalidas Vora. He along with Punamchand Lallubhai Shah, Kankkuchand Narsidas Mehta and Himmatlal Hakamchand Mehta became trustees of a trust established to manage the temple. The central deity of this temple is a 22-inch marble idol of Padmaprabh. There is a separate shrine dedicated to Ghantakarna Mahavir, the protector deity. The Guru Mandir, a shrine dedicated to Buddhisagarsuri was established later.
Culture : Devotees offer sukhadi, a sweet to Ghantakarna Mahavir. After offering, it is consumed by devotees within the temple complex. Tradition forbids the carrying away of such offerings outside premises.
How to get there
By Road: Gandhinagar is 12 Km away and is well connected with state transport buses
By Rail: Gandhinagar railway station is well connected with other major cities
By Air: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport at Ahmedabad is an international airport.