A walk through history of Jain temples in city
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Adding another heritage walk on the city tourist map, Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO) in association with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and City Heritage Centre (CHC) launched the "Jain heritage gaurav yatra" on the occasion of Mahashivratri on Sunday morning.
Covering more than 30 jain temples on a stretch of two kilometres, these jain temples have a history of more than 100 to 450 years old. The walk was inaugurated by city mayor Asit Vora in the presence of Samveg Lalbhai, president of Shree Anandji Kalyanji Pedhi trust and Ganpatraj Chaudhary and Pravesh Mehta of JITO.
Though the route has 31 temples and two heritage properties, 15 would be visited along with the "Diwanji ni Haweli" where the restoration work is in its final stages.
Talking about the history and heritage attached to the walk, project coordinator Pravesh Mehta said, "It will not be restricted only to Jains or a particular community but it is for everyone interested in the history and heritage of Ahmedabad. The walk will explore the rich Jain past in the city, right from the times when the city was called Ashaval. The history of Acharya Vijayheer Surishwar is also being explored in the walk."
Officially starting from April 6, the walk will be offered on every Sunday at 8 am till 10 am and later extended to Saturdays as well with a cap of 50 people in one group. The plans are also to add more heritage buildings to the walk and give an option to the visitors to choose from the available routes - Route A, B and C.
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