Shri Mahavir Ji is a famous pilgrimage site Jainism. This temple is situated in Karauli district in Rajasthan.It has a long historical story of its existence.
There was a cowherd, he used to notice that cow comes home in evening with empty udders. One day he follows the cow and finds that she goes daily to a "Tila" (a small hill of sand) and emptied itself of all the milk she had on the top of that hill. Puzzled with that scene, the cowherd began to dig at that spot and found the statue of Bhagvan Shri Mahavir ji.
The main temple contains the statue of lord Mahavira and few others. The 'Mulnayak pratima' (main statue) is nearly 78 cms high and is made of copper. In this statue lord Mahavira is sitting in padmasana posture.
An annual fair is organized in the temple premise around Mahavir Jayanti (April) which attracts Jains and people from many other communities and religions in a great number. The fair is for five days (starts 2 days prior to Mahavir Jayanti and end two days post Mahavir Jayanti) and ends with a splendid and colorful Rath Yatra. There are lot many PRAVACHAN from jain Sadhu.
It has a 78 cm high copper-colored idol of Mahavir in the Padmasana posture. About 175 km away from Jaipur it lies on the banks of Gambhiri river. The main attraction of the temple is an imposing 32 ft high image of Lord Shantinath, the 16th Jain tirthankar.