Shri Mahavir Jain Aradhana Kendra

 

 

Acharya Shri Kailas Sagar Suri Jain Gyanmandir, Koba, Gujarat

 

Shri Mahavir Jain Aradhana Kendra is situated at Koba Village in natural environment, between Gandhi Nagar and Ahmedabad, Gujarat State of India. It is a centre for higher studies in Indology in general, and Jainism in particular, preserving the cultural heritage and spreading the message of Lord Mahavir to the common people. The Centre is blessed with the auspicious inspiration and guidance of Acharya Shri Padam Sagar Suri.

The objectives of this Institution are :

1. to collect the manuscripts, which are lying abandoned or unused at several places, and preserve them to achieve their usage over a long period of time.
2. to provide all facilities to protect the collected manuscripts and other rare materials in a scientific manner.
3. to prepare comprehensive catalogue of all the manuscripts and put them on the computer.
4. to scan all such material which is quite old and is of rare and vital nature.
5. to store scanned images of the manuscripts in the computer.
6. to restore printed books and pothis with their comprehensively computerised catalogue.
7. to provide xeroxing facilities to scholars and students for research.

The Centre is equipped with a most sophisticated and well-equipped Library with full-fledged Documentation facilities, a museum having collections of Jain art, such as handicraft, documents, photographs, manuals, cloth, paper bands, sculptures etc. and an Art Gallery, showing important incidents, which took place with Lord Mahavir and earlier Jain saints. The Centre also provides a separate aaaashodhghar (Research Centre) to encourage research and make available all materials needed for various projects.

In the same premises, there is a beautiful Jain temple, called 'Mahaviralaya', having the statues of Lord Mahavir, alongwith 11 other tirthankars. Adjoining the temple, is located a Guru Mandir, a Aradhana Bhawan (Worship House), a Mumuksha Kutir (Guest House), and a restaurant.

 

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