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    History – It is believed that this temple belongs to a period prior to the fifteenth century of the Vikram era. This idol was formally installed by His Holiness Acharya Shri Bhaktisurisvarji in the newly built temple, on the thirteenth day of the bright half of the month of Magh in the year 1944 of the Vikram. It is stated that idol was found by a farmer from his field as per hints received in his dreams. The Akhand Jyoti gives lampblack of saffron. Every year on the eighth day of the bright half of the month of Falguna, a fair is held here. In  the compound of the newly built temple, the idol in the Kausagga posture, is 181 inches high. It is made of Panchaloha(five metals alloy). The  wall pictures of the temples made of glass and the events of Jain stories are well illustrated. Besides this there are idols of Neminatha, Ajitanatha, Mahavir Swami, Sankeshwar Parshvanath, Mallinatha, Chakreshwaridevi and Gaumukhji.

    How to Reach? The temple is on the main road in the Upariyala village at a distance of 86 kilometers from Sankeshwar and 20 kilometers from Viramgam. It is in the Dasada Taluk of Surendranagar district of Gujarat. Conveyance facilities are available here. There are good provisions for boarding  and lodging.

    Main Deity – Nearly 35 inches high, sandal colored idol of Bhagawan Adinath in Padmasana posture.

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