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Agra's Miracle !

At a time when the entire Jain community remains divided in sub-sects viz. Shwetambar's, Digambar's, Terapanthi's etc.; at a time when large disputes have occurred between these communities regarding ownership of ancient idols like Antrikshji and Keshariyaji )  a rare picture of harmony can be witnessed in the ancient city of Agra where a beautiful idol of Shri Shitalnath Bhagwan (probably having Digambar origins) can be found installed in a Shwetambar Temple. This unique temple, situated in the bustling Roshan Mohalla was built centuries ago in the reign of the Mughal emperor Akbar and is dedicated to Shri Chintamani Parshwanath Bhagwan. Read on to know more about this divine wonder. Antiquity of the Temple Once when the Mughal Emperor, Akbar saw a procession in the honor of Champa s hravika’s (a Jain lay woman) six month fast, he was greatly intrigued at this feat and asked the royal servants to welcome her to his palace. From his ministers he cam