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Adeshwar Bhagwan Temple

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Adeshwar Bhagwan Temple in Shukrawar Peth, Pune, is an 185-year-old building built in 1834. The temple has three stories and is entirely made of marble. The architecture resembles the Solanki style, which belongs to the Chalukya Dynasty. The temple‚Äôs mulnayak is Adeshwar Bhagwan, who was the first Thirthankar. He was also known as Rishabhdev Bhagwan and Adinath Bhagwan. The temple is covered with intricate carvings along its walls depicting Jainism’s rich culture and figurines. The temple was restored and renovated by a businessman, Shri Oswal Sirohiya Gotiwala. Each floor of the temple had different features and elements. The basement had a designated space in front of the garbhagriha for devotees to perform chaityavandana. Additionally, the temple had dedicated rooms like the paatshala and the kesar room. The temple provides a comprehensive understanding, highlighting Jainism’s cultural and spiritual significance.


Area of Study: Indian Philosophy
Team Details:
  • Tamana Rajdev
    Undergraduate Student
    Major: Human Resource Management | Minor: Psychology