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Shri Shravasti Tirth

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Mulnayak: Nearly 105 cms. high, white - colored idol of Bhagawan Sambhhavanath in the Padmasana posture (A Daigambar temple)
It is on the main road in the village Shravasta
The ancient history of this tirth belongs to the times of Bhagawan Adishvar. This is the Holy Land of all the four Kalyanakas – chayan, birth, diksa and attainment of omniscience of Bhagawan Sarambhanath. There is a mention that Emperor. Ashok and King Samprati built many temples and stupas here. Around the year 900 A. D., all the kings here were Jains. The brave kings conquered many regions of India, defeated the Muslim invaders and protected the tirths that uphold the glory of Hindus. As mentioned in the ‘Bruhatkalpa’ and various kalpas of the fourteens century the name of the city of Shravasta was ‘Mahid’. There are subsequent mentions showing that the name of this city was ‘Sahetmahet’. There is also a mention that in ancient times a vast fort enclosed this city and there were in it temples containing many idols of devkulikas. Under influence of the yeksa ManiBhadra at Sunset after the waving of highest before the idols and at sunrise automatically get closed and opened. This was the land where Goshalak released tejoleshya on Bhagawan Mahavir. Munishri Kapilkevli attained the final liberation on this land. There are mentions that the brave Jain kings of this place did here many religious activities every atom and molecule of this land was purified by the touch of Paramatma’s feet. That is the reason why this land deserves to esteemed and worshipped.

Other Temples: Besides this, there is at present another Svetambar temple. There is a half - naked idol in a temple, which is known to stand on the birthplace of Bhagawan Sambhavanth.
Works of art and Sculpture:
During digging in ‘Sahetmahet’ near the Shrawasti city, many ancient idols and inscriptions were found. They are now kept in museums of Mathura and Lucknow. Near the Mahat fort an ancient temple is found which is regarded as the birthplace of Bhagawan Sambhavanath. It is at present under supervision of the archaeological department. All these sighty sculpture art Ancient ruins spread over miles and miles are known by the name Sahtmahet. Even at present, the archaoeligcal department of the Indian Govt. is digging and doing research work.

Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Balrampur is at a distance of 17 kilometers and Ayodhya is at a distance of 110 kilometers. Bus service and private vehicles are available. Boarding and lodging provisions are there.
Trust: Shri Digambar Jain Tirth Kshetra Commitee, Shravasti Dist. Baharaich, State :- Upparpradesh, India.

Bhagawan Sambhhavanath


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