Vimanotsav is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm by the Jain community Of Chanderi. It is celebrated in the month of Bhadon by the Hindus while the Jains celebrate it in the month of Kuar.

The Hindus gather in the main bazaar with miniature statues of all gods and goddesses on their shoulders. The procession then heads towards the Parmeshwar Pond for jal abhisheka which entails sprinkling of holy water on the statues by the Brahmans. The Jain procession which includes miniature statues of the 24 Tirthankaras, heads towards the sacred Khandargiri temple. Prasad is served after devotes finish paying homage to the Tirthankaras. The Jains plunge fully into the festivities by closing their shops for a day.

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