International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 9 (2016)

Development status of Jain pilgrimage centers in Maharashtra


Kiran H Majaalekar, Dr. Meena B Potdar

Jainism is an ancient religion in India. This country holds the precious teachings of Jainism in its opulent Jain Temples located in different areas. Jain temples and tirtha (pilgrimage sites) are present throughout the Indian subcontinent, many of which were built several hundred years ago. Many of these temples are classified according to Jain sects. Idols of tirthankaras are present in these temples. Maharashtra ranks fifth for Jain pilgrimage centers in India. Near about 21 important Jain temples are exists in Maharashtra. These all distributed in all over Maharashtra. All these destinations are located on isolated hills near to villages only 2 are located in well-developed cities and they are restricted only with the Jain pilgrimage and Jain ritual thatís why not much developed but few which are established in city or near to city are developed therefore to find out the development status here development index calculated with seven parameters which shows that Gajpanth and Bahubali are highly developed because both are near to main cities like Nasik and Kolhapur. From these 21 about 13 are coming in moderate development and six are come under averagely developed category.
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Kiran H Majaalekar, Dr. Meena B Potdar. Development status of Jain pilgrimage centers in Maharashtra. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 9, 2016, Pages 66-70
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