Chaumukh Temple of Navagraha Palitana, Bhavnagar-364270

This Indian temple has prominent significance for Jain devotees.

Temple Etiquette

  • Footwear not allowed inside

    Footwear not allowed inside
    Footwear to be left outside the temple. In summer be careful of the hot paving stones.

  • Prasad and donation

    Prasad and donation
    Use your right hand to accept prasad and give donations. The left hand is considered unclean in India.

  • Dress conservatively

    Dress conservatively
    Avoid shorts, skirts, tanktops and do not expose legs.

  • Restricted entry

    Restricted entry
    Entry is normally restricted to temple priests in the sanctum sanctorum. Some temples restrict the entry of non-Hindus

  • Avoid cellphones

    Avoid cellphones
    Use of cell phones is restricted normally. Photography is restricted in some temples.

  • Circumambulation or pradakshina

    Circumambulation or pradakshina
    Devotees are to walk around the sanctum sanctorum in a clockwise direction

About Chaumukh Temple

This Indian temple was built in 1618.The presiding deity of the temple  appears with  four images facing in the four cardinal directions.Among the different shrines and holy places at Palitana, Chaumukh Temple is very important.According to the history of the temple, the temple was constructed in 1618.This Indian temple has prominent significance for  Jain devotees. This Indian temple is a well known temple dedicated to one of the Thirthankaras of the Jain religion. It is a tall shrine which can be seen from 40 kms away.The temple possesses  a fine collection of jewels that can be seen only with prior permission of the  temple authorities. This temple is constructed on a platform which is plain. The  architecture of this shrine is very attractive . The temple has many square structures with domes on top. These square structures are greatly symbolical and the inner parts of these square structures symbolize the 5 holy hills of  the Jain religion. 


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