|Tijara Jain temple|
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|Location||Dehra, Tijara, Rajasthan|
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Tijara Jain Temple is a digambar Jain temple dedicated to Chandraprabhu. The temple is located in the hill town Tijara, in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, India. It is an Atishaya Kshetra (English: Place where Miracles happen). It is 55 kilometres (34 mi) from Alwar and 110 kilometres (68 mi) from Delhi. The location is a tirtha (pilgrimage site) for the Jains and a tourist attraction.
The temple was established in 1956 following the recovery of an idol of Chandraprabha on 16 August 1956. 8 inches (20 cm) idol chandraprabhu in the lotus position was discovered. The white stone idol was retrieved from underground, reinforcing the belief that this place was once a Dehra, a place where Jain idols are worshipped. After the setting up of the Jain temple, the place has regained its former importance as a pilgrimage centre.In 1972, another
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