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Shri Kareda Tirth

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Mulnayak | Tirth | Historicity | Other Temples | Works of art and Sculpture | Guidelines | Trust | Photo Gallery

Mulnayak: Nearly 90 cms. high, black - Colored idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath in the Padmasana posture.

Tirth: It is in the center of the Bhopalsagar town.

Historicity: There is a reference that in this ancient temple, the idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath was installed by Acharya Yashobhadrasurisvarji in the year 1029 of the Vikram era. On the idols on the side of the round passage, there are inscriptions of the years 1303, 1341 and 1496 of the Vikram era. There is a figure of a mosque on the open square. It is said that when King Akbar came here, this figure was erected so that the Muslim invaders may not destroy this beautiful miraculous temple. In the Vikram era 1340 when Jhajhan Shah who was leading the Sangha to Mt. Shetrujaya, came here, he began the renovation of the Parshvanath temple. Perhaps, this idol was installed then. The present renovation was accomplished in the year 2033 of the Vikram era. The present idol is very miraculous and removes calamities. A fair is held here every year on the tenth day of the bright half of the month of Magsar.

Other Temples: At present there are no other temples.

Works of art and Sculpture: There are many ancient ruins of temples. If research work is done, there is a possibility of finding authentic history..

Guidelines: The Bhopalsagar, the nearest railway station is at distance of one kilometer. This place is on the Chitod - Udaipur road at a distance of 56 kilometers from Chitod. There are good boarding and lodging provisions. Bus service and private vehicles are available.

Trust: Shri Jain Svetambar Murtipujak, Shri Kareda Parshvanathji Tirth, Bhopalsagar : 312204, Dist. : Chitodgadh, Rajathan State, India.

Bhagawan Parshwanath

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