Kotishila

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Hub(s) : North Gujarat (Ahmedabad)

General

The Taranga hill is home to nine other temples. A km from the Ajit Nath temple, on the same hill, is a temple called Kotishila, a small building in the style of a Muslim mausoleum, built by Digambar Jains. It houses a marble statue of the 19th Jain tirthankar, Mallinathji.Through the centuries it has been the site for penance, meditation and ultimately, liberation of many great saints and sages.

How to get there

By road: Approx. 130 Kms from Ahmedabad, 50 Kms from Ambaji shrine and 56 Kms from Mehsana. Bus service and private vehicle rental are available from Ahmedabad, Mehsana, Patan, Siddhpur and Ambaji. Your bus will drop you off at Timba near Danta. You can get a shared (Rs. 5/-) or private (Rs. 50/-) jeep for the 8 km to Taranga.

By rail: The nearest major railway stations are Visnagar (38 kms), Mehsana (52 kms), Unjha (54 kms) & Vijapur (60 kms) approx. A slow local train also travels from Mehsana to Taranga (2 hrs.) The temple is 5 km from the railway station.

By air: The nearest Airport is Ahmedabad, approx. 125 Kms from Taranga.

No virtual tour available.