How did Prabhu Mahavir actually look like?

One of the earliest physical descriptions of Lord Mahavir Swami occurs in an Upang Agam named Shri Aupapatik Sutra. Must know for all Jains. Read the entire thread below~

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19 Jul
The Chintamani Parshwanath Jain Temple in Bhujia Bazar Bikaner preserves 1116 ancient idols made of Panchdhatu (5 metal alloys). Of these-
11th CE - 9 idols
12th CE - 10 idols
13th CE - 63 idols
14th CE - 259 idols
15th CE - 436 idols
16th CE - 339 idols
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In Samvat 1633, Akbar's Commander Tursamkhan attacked Sirohi and got to know of the various Jain panchdhatu idols preserved in various jinalays. He knew that the Gold content in these idols was very high, so he captured 1050 panchdhatu idols from various nearby temples of Sirohi
Tursamkhan collected them all and carried them all to Fatehpur Sikri. In the meantime this news reached Karmachand Bacchawat of Bikaner who rushed to Fatehpur Sikri to prevent the idols from melting. Karmachand arrived at Akbar's court with various gifts which pleased the king
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18 Jul
Glimpses of Shantidhara Abhishek conducted today on the ancient & divine idol of Shri Uvassagaharam Parshwanath, (believed to be installed by Kesi Swami) at Nagpura Tirth, Chattisgarh in the holy presence of Pujya Shri Prashamrativijayji Maharaj.

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Vilepan of Aushadhis Image
Abhishek with Aushadhis Image
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18 Jun
(1/4) On this day, 125 years ago, Shri Atmaramji Maharaj (Acharya Vijayanandsuri) attained Kaldharma at Gujranwala Pakistan. He was one of the first Jain monks in modern times to receive the title of Acharya. 
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(2/4) He was originally initiated as a Sthanakvasi monk. On
realising the authenticity of idol worship as per the Jain scriptures, he abandoned his privileged
position as a Sthanakvasi monk without any hesitation and joined the Murtipujak tradition.
(3/4) He travelled extensively in Gujarat, Rajasthan & Punjab; He organised and reformed Jain community, ascetic orders and literature. He wrote several books in Hindi and was invited to the first World Parliament of Religions in 1893 which was attended by Virchand Gandhi later.
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Today, on the occasion of Janma Kalyanak of Lord Neminath, I am extremely saddened to witness that no one remembers the land where the Lord was born ~ Shri Shouripuri Tirth.

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Situated near Agra in UP, this tirth is mentioned in various Agams like Samavayang Sutra, Uttaradhyayan Sutra, Avashyak Niryukti, Kalpasutra etc. Shri Bhagvati Sutra mentions that even Lord Mahavir visited this place where he gave a sermon about the past life of a fisherman.
Even the famous traveler Megasthenes visited this place. The original mulnayak parmatma of this tirth was installed by Akbar Pratibodhak Acharya Heervijaysurishwarji Maharaja. Many ancient Jain relics were excavated from this town by Sir Alexander Cunningham.
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