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Muktidham is a marble temple complex honouring various Hindu gods. It is a popular tourist attraction situated in the Nashik Road suburb of the city of Nashik in the State of Maharashtra in India. It is privately operated through a trust and was built through a generous donation by the late Mr. J.D. Chauhan-Bytco, a local industrialist.[1][2] The temple was founded in the year 1971.[3][4]

It has replicas of 12 Jyotirlingas, which have been built as per dimension of original deities and have been sanctified by sending them to their respective pilgrimage centers.[1][2]

Further, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna in the Muktidham complex. The walls of Krishna temple has paintings depicting scenes from life of Krishna and Mahabharata. These were painted by a noted painter Raghubir Mulgaonkar, whose services were employed by the founder of Muktidham, Jairambhai Chauhan.[3][5] Also unique to this temple are eighteen chapters of Geeta written on the walls.[2][6]

The temple is made with marble from Makrana in Rajastan, and by Rajasthani sculptors.[2]

Apart from the replicas of all the twelve Jyotirlingas, temple of Sri Krishna there are also idols of all major Hindu Gods and Goddesses like Vishnu, Laxmi Rama, Laxman, Sita, Hanuman, Durga, Ganesha.[1][2]

Muktidham is amongst the tourist attraction of town. Thousands of Hindu devotees visit Muktidham Temple during the period of fair “Kumbh Mela”.[2]

Further, the complex also houses a dharamshala, which can accommodate at least 200 pilgrims.[7]


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Coordinates: 19°57′04″N 73°50′10″E / 19.951°N 73.836°E / 19.951; 73.836


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Nai Dunia
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:07:30 -0700

दुर्ग (ब्यूरो)। गयानगर मुक्तिधाम में उद्यान का निर्माण किया जाएगा। इसके लिए नगरीय प्रशासन विभाग द्वारा निगम से प्रस्ताव मंगाया गया है। इसमें करीब 15 लाख रुपए खर्च किया जाएगा। शहर के ...
 
Times of India
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:58:19 -0700

NMC school no 125, behind Muktidham 2. Shikharewadi ground 3. Nisargopchar Kendra, Jethwan Nagar CIDCO (New Nashik) 1. Day Care Centre school ground, Rajivnagar 2. Raje Sambhaji Stadium 3. New Era School/community hall near Siddhi Vinayak ...
 
Free Press Journal
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 22:37:30 -0700

According to sources, the incident occurred in Juni Indore Muktidham. Shyam Parmar, a resident of Choti Gwaltoli lost his mother two days ago. She was cremated as per Hindu customs. However, when the family went to the cremation ground to collect ashes ...
 
Business Standard
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:11:15 -0700

Hundreds of people had gathered at Muktidham in Chhaoni Bazar area of Bhilainagar to pay respects to Yadav (23). State ministers Premprakash Pandey, Ramsheela Sahu and MP Tamradhwaj Sahu were also present. "Yadav was martyred while facing ...
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