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SHRI ADISHVAR JINALAYA (Kumbharia Pado)

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This Jinalaya is situated in Kumbharia Pade in the vicinity of Gheevata which is in the heart of the city. More than 400 years old, this Jinalaya was built by Amichand Soni. In the main garbhgruh of the three carved ones a 31-inch idol of Lord Adishvar is consecrated under a silver umbrella. In the garbhgruh of the left is Lord Parshvanath and in the garbhgruh on the right is Lord Shantinath. There are 9 idols of marble and 25 idols are of metal. One Panchtirthi 25-inch idol of metal is noteworthy and spectacular.

This temple is famous for its wood carving and colour. The colour is original and unchanged since the time of its painting. Still it appears as if it is painted recently. The colour painting of this Jinalaya is its special feature. The event of marriage procession of Lord Neminath is emotionally depicted in the wooden panels. The procession of Shri Neminath, his marriage festival, palace of Rajuldevi, paintings of temples and paintings of Girnar and Shatrunjaya and many other events are artistically carved by sculptors. Those who visit Patan to be conversant with works of art must see the carved wooden panels of this Jinalaya.

Now-a-days the art of wood-carving has become rare. The wood-carving with fascinating colour painting of this Jinalaya is unique.

The administration of the Jinalaya is conducted by Shri Jayantilal Popatlal Shah, Shri Sureshbhai Nemchand Shah, Shri Yogeshbhai Vrajlal Sha and Shri Pravinbhai Mafatlal Shah.