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Shri Nadalai Tirth

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Mulnayak: Nearly 75 Cms. High, black-colored idol of Bhagawan Neminath in the Padmasana posture. Nearly 76 cms. high, white colored idol of Bhagawan Adinath in the Padmasana posture

Tirth: - It is located on opposite sites of the hill, 400m. outside the Nadalai village.

Historicity: The ancient names of this tirth are mentioned to be ‘Naradpuri’, ‘Nadulai’ and ‘Nadkulvati’. Seeing the vast land of Mevad, Naradji settled the city here. Pradumna, the son of Krishna installed here the beautiful and awe-inspiring idol and the hill is called the Yadav Hill. In front of this hill, there is the Shetrunjay Hill. On it, there is a large temple of Bhagawan Adinath. It was renovated in the year 1686 of the Vikram era. The temples on both these hills are, therefore, regarded to be ancient. There are also known as Girnar and Shetrunjayavatar. In the past, this was a very prosperous city and it is said that there was a subterranean passage from here to Nadol. The idol of Bhagawan Adinath was brought here from Vallabhipur by air route by virtue of his vidya. It is very much there even today. From here Yashobhadrasurishvarji and Keshvasuriji went to their heavenly abode. Their stupas are known here even today as Joshi and Keshoi. ‘Shri Yashobhadrasurishvarji Rasa’ describes many miraculous events. This is the birth place of Vijaysensurishvarji. This temple is mentioned in the tirthmala composed by Lavanyasamay and in many other books of the seventeenth century.

Other Temples: Besides these two temples, there are seven temples at the foot of the hill and two temples in the village. The presiding deity in the temple in the village is miraculous.

Works of art and Sculpture: The beauty of the hills between the Yadav Hill and the Shetrunjay Hill, is extraordinary. Though it is very ancient, the art of colored paintings in the assembly hall of the temple of Bhagawan Adinath, is very clear and beautiful.

Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Falna is at a distance of 40 kilometers and Rani is at a distance of 28 kilometers. The tirth of Muchchhala Mahavir is at a distance of 16 Kilometers from here. Bus service and private vehicles are available Vehicles can go to the foot of the hill. There are steps for ascending. boarding and lodging provisions are there.

Trust: Shri Svetambar Jain Devasthan Pedhi, Nadalai, Dist : Pali, State : Rajasthan, India.

Bhagawan Neminath

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