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Shri Bhinmal Tirth

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Mulnayak: The gold - colored, five-metalled idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath in the Padmasana posture.

Tirth: It is under the Sheth Street of the city of Bhinmal.

Historicity: Bhinmal was the capital of ancient Gujarat. This city has witnessed many risings and falls. Stone inscriptions of the year 1333 of the Vikram era are found among ruins of temples. There are signs here and there showing that Bhagawan Mahavir Swami wandered about here. They can provide historical evidences to researches. There was a time when this city had a circumference of 64 kilometers and the fort had 84 gates. This city looked beautiful with hundreds of pinnacled temples. From the seventh to the tenth century, talented Acharyas created here valuable Jain literature and Sanctified and beautified this place. This temple is regarded to be ancient. On the idol, there is an inscription of the year 1011 of the Vikram era. It is believed that the idol was found from a hollow of the ground. Many other idols were also found. The city of Bhinmal had four gates. At a distance of 8 kilometers in the north, there is the Jalori gate, in the south, there is the Laxmi gate, in the east, there is the Sungate and in the west, there is the Sanchori gate. This is the birth place of poet Megh, the writer of the epic ‘Shishupalavadha’. This tirth is described in the ‘Sakal Tirth Stotra’ composed by Siddhasenasurisvarji. It is difficult to mention here all instances that glorify this tirth.

Other Temples: Besides, there are 8 temples in the city and 2 temples outside the city. They all belong to the period from the fourteenth century to the eighteenth century.

Works of art and Sculpture: The ancient and famous city of Bhimal is rich with plenty of artistic ruins of old buildings. In every temple, there are many ancient and artistic idols. They are really delightful to see.

Guidelines: The railway station of Bhinmal is at a distance of one kilometer. Boarding and lodging provisions are available. There is a valuable treasure of Jain gyanabhandar. Bus service and private vehicles are available from Jalor and Shirohi to this place.

Trust: Shri Parshvanath Jain Svetambar Trust, Bhinmal. Dist. : Jalor, State : Rajasthan, India.

Bhagawan Parshvanath


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