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Temples

Palanpur city has several temples dedicated to Hinduism and Jainism. It is famous for its relation to Jainism. The Motu Derasar and Nanu Derasar are the Jain temples which are especially famous in Jains. The Pallaviya Parshwanath Temple (Mota Derasar) was built by King Prahaladan (Founder of Palanpur city). It's the Temple of 23rd Lord of Jainism, Lord Parshwanath. This place comes under 108 Parshwanth Temples, which gets special attention to the devotees of Jainism. The Pataleshwar Mahadev Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, is an ancient temple situated near Keerti stambh. It is believed to be the birthplace of King Siddharaj Jaisinh, who've ruled Gujarat from Patan. Mota Ramji Mandir, dedicated to Lord Rama and Ambaji Mata Mandir are the famous temples located in the city.

Ambaji temple located in Ambaji is believed to be one of the 51 Shakti Peethas and is located about 55 km from Palanpur. Kedarnath Mahadev Temple, located in Jessore, about 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Palanpur and Balaram Mahadev temple, located about 14 km from the city are famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. A famous temple of Dharmata, who is a kuldevi of Sundhiya family is situated near Balaram Mahadev Temple on the Virampur road.

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