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Shri Kangada Tirth

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Mulnayak: Red - colored (Original stone color) idol of Bhagawan Adishvar in the Padmasana Posture.

Tirth: It is in an ancient fort on the hill outside the Kangada village on the confluence of the rivers Ravi and Satlaj.

Historicity: This ancient tirth is believed to belong to the time of Bhagawan Neminath, the twenty second of the present group of twenty four Tirthankars. There is also a mention that King Susharampur built this temple and got the idol of Adinath installed in it and the ancient names of Kangada were ‘Bhimkot’ and ‘Bhimnagar’. This tirth and other temples are mentioned in the tirthmalas written by Acharyas and Upadhyays between the 14th and the 17 centuries. In course of time the temples here were destroyed and only this temple has survived. Since the year 1947 of the Vikram era, groups of pilgrims again started coming here and this tirth is regarded as the chief important tirth of Himachal Pradesh. A Fair is held here every year from the thirteenth to the fifteenth day of the bright half of the month of Fagan.

Other Temples: There are no other temples.

Works of art and Sculpture: The remains found here remind one of the antiquities of the ancient temple. With green valleys, snow - covered peaks of the Himalayas, and rivers and lakes, this tirth looks beautiful. The natural beauty of this place is beyond description. Among ruins here, artistic specimens of ancient works of art of ancient temples, are seen. The workmanship of the present idol is distinct and sighty.

Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Kangada is at a distance of 1.5 kilometers and the chief city of Hosiyarpur is at distance of 102 kilometers from Hoshiyarpur. There is a facility of swinging - cost for going up the hill. Bus service and private vehicle are available. Boarding and lodging provisions are there near the fort.
Trust: Shri Svetambar, Jain Kangada Tirth Yatra Sangha Pedhi, Jain Dharmashala, Opp. Kangada Killa, Kangara: 176 001, State : Himachal Pradesh, India.

Bhagawan Adishvar


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