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Shri Jaislmer Tirth

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Mulnayak: Nearly 105 cms. high, white - colored idol of Bhagawan Chintamani, Parshvanath in the Padmasana posture.

Tirth: It is in the fort on the hill near the Jaislmer town.

Historicity: Jaislmer is the new capital established by Jesalji after the fall of Lodrava. The inscription states that the time of the fall of Lodrava, The idol of Bhagwan Chitamani Parshvanath, Mulyanak, was installed by Acharya Jinapatisurishvaraji in Jaislmer in the year 1263 of the Vikram era. The inscription also states that this idol was installed by Jinvardhansurisvarji in the year 1473 of the Vikram era. Possibly the idol was reinstalled after renovation of the temple. This temple was then named ‘ Lakhshaman Vihar’. This was a center of te Jain religion. Jaislmer is famous for its distinct art. For its rich collection of books, Jaislmer is also famous in the country and abroad. Books on various subjects are stored here. They are very rare. This is center of special attraction to research workers. There was an idol of Bhairav near the idol of Parshvanath. Thinking that is was not proper to seat the servant on the same level beside Swami, Suriji seated Bhairavji outside the temple. On the next day, the idol was at the same place. Thinking that Bhairvaji was an obstinate god, made a very loud in cantation. The idol itself went and sat outside. The idol of Bhairavaji is very miraculous. Next to the tirth of Shetrunjaya, this tirth has such a large number of idols. There is an idol of the size of an oil - seed in a temple of the size of a grain of barley. Many rich merchants of this place gained by doing many religious activities.

Other Temples: At present, beside this, there are seven temples on the fort. There are also five temples in the town. The libraries here are worth visiting.

Works of art and Sculpture: The art of this temple is beyond description. Pillars, arched gates and paintings of dolls and dancing girls are really extraordinary Not only in temples but in every house, balcony and portico in Jaislmer there are models of delicate art. The artistry of this place reminds one of Abu, Delwada, Ranakpur and Khajuraho. The yellow stone of Jaislmer is very famous even today. The scene of a series of summits made of yellow stone looks like golden summits from a distance.

Guidelines: The Jaislmer railway station is at a distance of 2 kilometers from the temple in the fort. One has to climb the fort on foot. It is a walking distance of 10 minutes. Bus Service and private vehicles are available. There are boarding and lodging provisions.

Trust: Shri Jaislmer Lodravpur Parshvanath Jain Svetambar Trust, Mahavir Bhavan, Jaislmer : 345001, Rajathan State, India.

Bhagawan Chintamani Parshvnath


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