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Other Temples |
Works of art and Sculpture |
Mulnayak: Nearly 55 cms. high, blue - colored, idol of
Bhagawan Svayambhu Parshwanath in the Padmasana posture and with parikar.
Tirth: It is in the Kaparada village.
Historicity: On the tenth day of the dark half of the month of
Magasar, the world - beneficent birthday (Janma Kalyanak day ) of Bhagawan in the year
1674 of the Vikram era, this idol appeared from the hollow of the ground. In the year 1688
of the Vikram era, this splendid four - storied temple was built by Bhanji Bhandari and
installed under the auspices of Jinchandarsurisvarji. In the year 1975 of the Vikram era,
this tirth was renovated by Nemisurisvarji. Bhandari was an administrative officer of the
Jetrana Taluka. For some reasons, the king got angry with him and called him to Jodhpur. On
the way, he halted at the Kaparada village. As a vow, Bhandari did not take meals before
bowing his head to a Jains idol. when he saw the idol, he worshipped it and kept his
vow. He was found innocent and, therefore, when he reached Jodhpur, the king greeted him
and gave him a present of 500 silver coins. While returning, he halted at Kapardaji and to
the yatri sadhu who had shown him the idol and he narrated the whole story. Under
inspiration of the Sadhu he gave the 500 silver coins for building a temple. The sadhu
cheerfully put the coins into bag, poured vaskep (scented powder) over it and gave it to Bhandari . He warned Bhandari not to overturn the bag, before completion of the building.
The bag was overturned through a childs fault and the work remained incomplete. By a
divine hint of -His Holiness Acharyashri Jinchandasurishvarji, this idol was found from a
Babul forest and it was installed in the nearly build temple in the presence of
innumerable devotees in he year 1678 of the Vikram era. Prabhu came to be known as
Svayambhu Parshvanath. In this four storied temple, there is also an idol of Choumukhji. A
fair is held here on the fifth day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra.
Other Temples: There is no other temple.
Works of art and Sculpture: The summit is delightful to see. Nearly 98 ft. high
summit is seen from a distance of 8 kilometers. This summit is differently sculptured. The
sculptural skill of the idols in the assembly hall, the ceiling of domes, the pillars and
the arched gates, is really extraordinary. This tirth reminds one of the temple of
Bhagawan Ajitnath in Taranga.
Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Sivadi is at
distance of 8 kilometers, Jodhpur, the capital, is at distance of 50 kilometers and Jaipur
is at distance of 240 kilometers from the temple. There are good boar and lodging
Trust: Shri Anandji Kalyanji Pedhi, Post : Kaparada Dist :
Jodhpur, State : Rajasthan, India.
Bhagawan Svayambhu Parshwanath