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Paithan Jain Temple, Maharashtra Travel Guide

Paithan, formerly known as Pratishthanapur, is famous Jain pilgrimage spot. It is situated in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state and was the capital place of Satvahana dynasty during 2nd BC to 2nd AD. Famous for the shrine of Hindu saint Eknath, Nath Shasti Yatra and silk saris, the town of Paithan also holds significance for the people of Jain. Paithan is Digambar Jain Atishay Kshetra (place of Miracle) and witnesses thousands of devotees visiting it from across the country. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\nSituated on the sacred river of Godavari, town of Paithan is home to an ancient sand idol of Bhagvan Munisuvrat Nath placed in a Jain temple located there. It is believed that Bhagvan Ram, his wife Sita and brother Lakshman used to worship the idol of Bhagvan Munisuvrat who happens to be the 20th Jain Tirthankara. Several stories are popular about the miracles of this Kshetra and therefore there is strong belief among the Jain people that all wishes of the devotees are fulfilled by visiting this holy place.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\nHow to reach: Aurangabad serves to be the nearest big city to Paithan. There are several state transport buses plying on Aurangabad – Paithan highway. Aurangabad is just 55 km away from Paithan. Other private vehicles like cars, taxis are also available from Aurangabad to Paithan. The city of Aurangabad is furthermore well connected by road, rail and air to the rest parts of India. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\nOther details: The beautiful Saint Gyaneshwar Garden built on the line of famous Vrindavan Garden at Mysore is worth visiting place in Paithan. Do not miss Paithan Sari Kendra and Nath Sagar (Jayakwadi dam) on your religious tour to paithan. Jain devotees coming to paithan always visit the Jain temple at Jatwada situated just 19 km away from Aurangabad. You can also visit another prominent Jain temple at Kachner situated just 37 away from Aurangabad. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\n

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