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Shri Bamanvada Tirth

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Mulnayak: Nearly 75 Cms. high, Red -colored idol of Bhagawan Mahavir Swami in the Padmasana posture.

Tirth: It is in the Virvada forest at a distance of 7 kilometers from Shirohi Road.

Historicity: This tirth is known as Jiwit Swami. King Samprati observed the vow of going on a pilgrimage. to five tirths four times every year. The tirth of Bamanwada is among them. The Bamanvada tirth is among the many tirths renovaled by Samant Shah in the year 821 of the Vikram era. This tirth was perhaps renovated many times. Recently, it was renovated under the auspices of Acharya Sushilsurisvarji in the year 2035 of the Vikram era. Bhagawan Mahavir suffered here the pain (Upasarga) of nails pushed into his ears. There are foot-idols of Bhagawan here - Miracles happen here. Faithful worshippers come here for fulfilment of their wishes. Pilgrims in a specially large number come here on the eleventh day of the bright half of every month. The late king of the Shirohi state gifted his plough-land and a stepped well for development of this tirth and documented the contract on a copper plate. Agam Mandir, the temple of Agams recently written in golden letters is under construction near the entrance of the temple.

Other Temples: Shri Samet Shikhar tirth is built on the hill. It is spectacular. The harassment of pushing nails into the ears of Bhagawan Mahavir is shown here. The foot - idols of Bhagawan Mahavir are here.

Works of art and Sculpture: The main gates, the idols of elephants and the paintings of the 27 worldly existences (bhavas) of Bhagawan Mahavir are made of marble. They are very beautiful. Pictures showing freedom from worldly attachment are vividly delineated in the school for paintings. They are very expressive. Since this tirth is in the forest, it is natural and beautiful.

Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Shirohi is at distance of 7 kilometers and Pindavada is at a distance of 8 kilometers. Bus service and private vehicles are available. Boarding and lodging provisions are there in the compound of the temple.

Trust: Shri Sheth Kalyanji Paramanandji Pedhi, Jain Tirth, Bamanvada, Dist. : Shirohi, State : Rajathan, India.

Bhagawan Mahavir Swami


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