Agra

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The city of Agra situated on the banks of the river Yamuna has a very ancient history. It is said that it was the domain of the King Ashoka from the year 206 to 66 of the vikrama era. It is said that Acharya Vijayahirsurishvarji built many temples during the reign of the Moughal emperor Akbar. Akbar though being a Muslim king encouraged other religions also, he honored Vijayahirvijaysuriji with the title ‘Jagatguru’ and gifted him with a library. Even today this can be seen in the ‘Upashraya’. The religious works of Vijayahirsurishvarji is being remembered for centuries. Outside the city of Agra, there is a large Dadwadi of Acharya Hirvijaysurishrarji. The idol of Bhagawan Chaintamani Parshwanatha is been made of a precious stone named yasav. It was installed here in the year 1639 of the Vikram era. The idol of Bhagwan Sheetalanatha is been installed as the main diety at the Jain temple in Roshan Mohalla. The Digamabar Jain Bada mandir of Moti Katra with Bhagawan Shambavanatha is one of the famous temples of Agra. Besides this, there are twelve Swetamabar temples and some Digambara temples in the city of Agra.

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Agra is at a distance of 45 Kms from Mathura. The temple is at a distance of 1 km from the Railway station. The boarding and lodging facilities are available at this place.

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