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    History – It is said that there was a temple in Modasar in the fourteenth century. The idols in this temple were installed by a  merchant named Sohad under the presence of His Holiness Ramchandravijayji Maharaj Saheb. The five Jain idols found in this temple is said to be of the time of king Samprati. He built 36,000 new temples and renovated 89,000 old temples during his tenure. It is said that about 1.25 crores of Jain idols of gold, silver, stone and panchaloha (five metals) were made during his reign.While the farm of Ramubhai Jethabhai was being dug in the Modasar village, nine idols came out from the ground in the year 2038 of the Vikram era. The natives of the village decided not to give the idols to any tirth but they decided to build a temple in the Modasar village and install the idol in it.

    How to Reach – It is in the Modasar village on the Bavla-Sanand main road. It is at a distance of 6 Kms from Bavla and 11 Kms from Sanand. Bus service and private vehicles are available. The main  temple, a Dharmashala and a bhojanashalas are under construction.

    Main Deity – The yellow-stone idol of Bhagawan Shantinath in the Padmasana posture.

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