Vasai Jain Temple, Gujarat

The famous Vasai Jain temple holds a great importance for people practising Jainism in India. It is also considered as one of the oldest temples in India. The temple has some of the gorgeous scriptures and unique designs. The Vasai Jain temple has been subjected to a lot of destruction primarily due to natural calamities. The famous artisans and architects – Mistres of Kutch – renovated the shrine during the earthquakes.

It is accepted to be one of the most seasoned Jain temples in India, in spite of the fact that they have been revamped and restored from time to time. It is said to be first redesigned in 449 BC by King Sidhsen of Bhadrawati. Eventually in the year 1125, it was revamped by Jagdusha.

The Vasai Jain temple has its reference in Mahabharata and was constructed back in 555 AD. The temple is also called as the Bhadreshwar Jain Temple. The design of the temple takes after that of the Dilwara Temples of Mount Abu in Rajasthan. The temple is home to three deities constructed on white marble. These are second Thirthankara, Ajitnath, along with sixteenth Thirthankara, Santinath, and of Parshwanath.

The temple is located in the Bhadreshwar village of Kutch district of Gujarat. Kandla Airport is the nearest airport located 34.4 kms away from the temple. Vasai railway station is nearest at about 15.6 kms from the temple. Nearest Bus stand is Mundra which lays 27 kms away from the shrine.

Timings

Vasai Jain temple is open from 06:00 am in the morning till 09:00 pm in the evening on all days.

Aarti Timings

Aarti start at 06.00 AM - All Days

Best Time to Visit

During the Mahavir Jayanti Festival

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