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Three 7.5 ft tall Jain idols found in Usmanpura

People walked and ran towards, ‘Anusmruti’, the site wherein three life-size idols of Jain deities were found.

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Women with diamond jewellery, kids in school uniforms, hot shorts, skirts and more, and men, who had rushed out of their offices to get a glimpse of something ‘extraordinary’, and maharaj saheb were seen chanting and then pondering on what next could possibly be found from the ground below. Looked like utter chaos on the International Day for Peace!

This is not a hindi movie scene from 70s, but ground realities of
Shantinagar Society at Usmanpura, as seen on Wednesday noon.
People walked and ran towards, ‘Anusmruti’, the site wherein three life-size idols of Jain deities were found. However, this site apparently belongs to Dr Virendra Shah and earlier the name of the site was ‘5, Laxmi Narayan Society’.

If maharaj saheb, Panyas Arihant Sagar is to be believed, then these statues are 500 years old. He said, “All these statues belong to the ‘Shwetambar’ sect of the Jain religion and are likely to be at least 500 years old. We have found three statues each of 7.5 feet height.”   

If maharaj saheb, Panyas Arihant Sagar is to be believed, then these statues are 500 years old. He said, "All these statues belong to the 'Shwetambar' sect of the Jain religion and are likely to be at least 500 years old. We have found three statues each of 7.5 feet height."

Jayanti Gandhi, joint secretary, Shantinagar Shwetambar Murti Pujak Sangh said, "We were in a lecture at the derasar nearby when a woman informed us about these statues. She said that she had seen a white head, as men dug the surface. We immediately rushed to the spot and found the three statues.

These will now be taken to the Shantinagar Jain Upasna, cleaned with abhishek and we will conduct puja and then check if it requires any repair." The woman who first saw these statues was Peenal Hardik Shah, a resident of Shyam flats, whose house balcony faces the site. 

However, by the time the statues could be taken for Abhishek, puja and offerings had already begun, when flocks of people crowded the statues. People were seen touching the feet, head, and pedestal of the statues to receive god's blessings. Mud from which the statues were extracted was also taken home by 'devotees' for blessings of a lifetime.

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