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Shri Kaushambi Tirth

Mulnayak | Tirth | Historicity | Other Temples | Works of art and Sculpture | Guidelines | Trust

Mulnayak: Nearly 30 cms. high, white - colored idol of Bhagawan Padmaparbh in the Padmasana posture. (A Svetambar Temple) Idol of Bhagawan Padmaprabh (A Digambar Temple)

Tirth: It is at a distance of 1 Kilometer from the Gadhva Koshal village on the bank of the Yamuna river.
Historicity: The history of this ancient tirth belongs to the times of Bhagawan Padmapradh. According to the Digambar gachchha, this is the land of four Kalyanakas of Bhagawan. God Kuber constructed the first samavasarana of Bhagawan here. In times of Bhagawan Mahavir, King Shatanik ruled here. Bhagawan Mahavir many times came here wandering about and his samavasrana was also setup here. This ancient tirth is mentioned in the ’Vividh Tirth kalpa’ and many other scriptures written between the 14th century and the 18th century of the Vikram era. Some time in the past, this was a large city but in course of time, it is reduced to small village. The fort with twenty gates built by Maharani Mrugavati of King Shatani, lies today in a ruined state. It reminds one of its antiquities. This was the birth - place of Kapil Kevali. This Holy Land of many historical events, has a glorious history.

Other Temples: At Present there is a Svetambar temple besides this.

Works of art and Sculpture: Here is an ancient pillar built by King Samprati. many rains of this ancient city scattered over miles and miles, prove its antiquity. Among many great and splendid tirths on Holy Land all over India, this is a glorious tirth.
Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Allahabad is at a distance of 64 Kilometers. Bus service and private vehicles are easily available. For Svetambars and Dagambars, Boarding and lodging provisions are good and adequate.
Trust: Shri Jain Svetambar Mandir, Kaushanmbli, Dist : Allhabad, State : Uttar Pradesh, India.

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