Koba Jain Tirth

Koba Jain Tirth is about 11kms away from Gandhinagar, the capital city of Gujrat located off the main highway.

The coruscating murti of Lord Mahaveer is thought to be over 1000 years old.

A unique event called “Surya Tilak” occurs annually on 22nd May in which the sun rays appear directly on the forehead of the murti of Mahaveerswami at exactly 2.07pm local time and continues for three minutes.

Photo: Koba Tirth website

By way of coincidence Acharya Kailashsagar Suriswarji went to heavenly abode on May 22nd 1987 and his last rites were performed at 2.07pm. It was through his inspiration and blessings that this tirth has been established.

Koba is reknown for holding a vast collection on ancient Jain scriptures. It has received Golden Book of World Records Certificate of Excellence for having the “Largest collection of Antique Invitation Scrolls” and “Longest Handwritten Antique Scroll”. It has become a unique Jain and Indological academic research and reference centre.