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    How to Reach – Guniyaji is a small village on the Patna-Ranchi main road. It is 20 Kms from Pavapuri. Bus service and private vehicles are available.

    Temple Name – Sri Gautam Ganadhar Swami Jain Temple.

    Main Deity – About 1 feet high, white-colored idol of Swami Gautam Ganadhar in the Padmasana posture.

    Temple History – The temple here is said to belong the time of Bhagawan Mahavir. The temple constructed in the lake here reminds the Jalmandir in Pavapura. The style of construction of this temple is quite distinct.It is believed that Gautam Swami, the first Ganadhar of Bhagawan Mahavir attained omniscience here. There is a mention that Bhagawan Mahavir wandered about here many times and many times his samvasaran was constructed here. There is a mention that Bhagawan Mahavir stayed here many times in the Gunashil. Chaitya ‘Guniyaji’ is a deformation of ‘Gunashil’.


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