The Shankeshwar town in Patan district is home to the Shankeshwar Jain Temple. Dedicated to Lord Parshwanath, it is an important site for Jain pilgrims.  Built by Sajjan Shah on the banks of Rupen river, the Shankeshwar Jain Temple is once said to have nearly 52 idols. The temple is flocked by thousands of pilgrims on the 10th day of the Hindu calender month of Poush when devotees observe a two-day long fast. A similar fast is also observed by pilgrims during the month of Diwali. The temple's most visited attraction is the idol of Lord Shankeshwar called Mulnayak, that stands at a height of nearly 182 cm.  

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