Rajasthan Travel Tour,India
Rajasthan Travel Tour,India
Rajasthan Travel Tour,India
Rajasthan Travel Tour,India
Rajasthan Travel Tour,India

Shri Mahavirji Fair

Shri Mahavirji Fair is held from Chaitra Shukla Ekadasi to Baisakh Krishna Dwitiya (March-April) to commemorate the memory of Shri Mahavir Swami, the 24th Tirthankara (saint) of the Jains, in Chandan Gaon. Among the visitors to the fair are the principal followers of Mahavir Swami - the Digambar Jains, who come from far and wide to pay homage to the saint at the shrine.

The Mahavirji temple is located in an enclosure known as 'Katala' and houses the image of Mahavir Swami believed to have been dug out by a leather worker from 'Devta-Ka-Tila', a nearby hillock. The temple also has images of other Jain tirthankaras and the idol of Bhairon is installed as the guardian of the shrine at the door. There is a 'Man- Stambha' (tower of glory) made of marble in front of the temple.

Members of any community can come to pay homage. Consequently, the shrine attracts devoted pilgrims of all castes and creeds from neighbouring areas as well as from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Delhi, Bengal, Assam and Bihar.

Travel Information

Rail : Chandan Gaon, the site of the fair is 6.5 kms away from Shri Mahavirji Railway Station of the Western Railway on the Delhi - Mumbai broad gauge line. It is 18 kms. from Hindaun, 29 kms from Karauli and 176 kms from Jaipur.

Road : Buses ply regularly between Jaipur, Hindaun and Shri Mahavirji and buses and tongas transport the passengers to the temple.

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