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

Mulnayak: Nearly 58 cms. high black - colored idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath in the Padmasana posture.

Tirth: It is among the hills in the distant forest at a distance of 12 kilometers from Balotara.

Historicity: The ancient name of this tirth is mentioned as Virampur. This temple was built by Virsen and Nakorsen of the third century of the Vikram era and the idol was installed by His Holiness Acharya Sthulibhadraswami. In course of time, this temple was renovated many times. When Alamshsh invaded this place in the year 1280 of the Vikram era, the sangha kept this idol hidden in the cellar in the Kalidrah village for protection. This temple was again renovated in the fifteenth century. 120 idols were brought here from Kalidrah and this beautiful and miraculous idol was installed here as Mulnayak in the year 1429 of the Vikram era and today it is there. The idol of the manifest and real presiding god Bhairavji was installed here by Acharya Kirtiratnasurishvarji. Bhairavji is very miraculous. He protects the tirth and fulfills the wishes of the worshippers. His miracles are known all over the world. Thousands, of Pilgrims, come here. At present there is no population besides the temples. A fair is held here every year on the tenth day of the dark half of the month of Magasar, the birth - Kalyanak day of Bhagawan Parshvanath.

Other Temples: There are also the temple of Bhagawan Shantinath and the temple of Bhagawan Adishwar which is believed to be very ancient and belonging to the seventeenth century.

Works of art and Sculpture: The idols of the period from the twelfth to the sixteenth century are displayed here. The natural scene of this lonely place among the hills in the forest is very beautiful, peaceful and fascinating. The idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath is very expressive. Among tirths in Rajsthan, this tirth has a special significance.

Guidelines: Balotara, the nearest railway station, is at a distance of 12 kilometers from this temple. Bus service, and private vehicles from every tirth in Rajasthan to this place are available. In the compound of the temple there is a dharmashala with excellent lodging facilities. Pilgrims are given food for the Journey. An ayambilshala, an upashraya, a gynanabhandar (wealth of knowledge - library), a library and a panjarapol are also there.

Trust: Shri Jain Svetambar Nakoda Parshvanath Tirth, Post : Mevanagar, Balotara, Dist : Barmed, State : Rajathan, India.

Bhagawan Parshvanath

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