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Shri Nandiya Tirth

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Mulnayak: Nearly 210 cms high,white-colored parikarayukta idol of Bhagawan Mahavir Swami in the Padmasana posture.

Tirth: It is among the hills covered with beautiful trees outside the Nandiya village.

Historicity: The ancient names of village were Nandigram and Nandivardhanpur. There is a legend that this city was settled by Nandivardhan the elder brother of Bhagawan Mahavir. This idol of Mahavir Swami is of his time. The stone inscriptions of the years from 1130 to 1210 show the antiquity of this place. This tirth seems to have been renovated many times. The idols of the times of Bhagawan Mahavir are rare. They are called living God. Such beautiful and attractive idols are not found elsewhere. There is a small temple on the hill near this temple. The idols of God’s feet and a figure of snake are carved there. According to the belief of the worshippers, it was here that Bhagawan gave sermons to the snake, Chandrakaushik. Dharana Shah and Ratna Shah, who built the Ranakpur tirth were natives of this city.

Other Temples: There is no other temple.

Works of art and Sculpture: The artistry of all the fifty-two idols of this temple is beautiful beyond description. It is difficult to see such bright and artistic idols elsewhere. Their presence is directly felt. The natural beauty is fascinating and the scene of the summits looks like a divine city.

Guidelines: Shirohi is 24 kilometers away and the railway station of Shirohi is 10 kilometers away Nandiya is at a distance of 6 kilometers from the Bamanvadaji tirth. There are good boarding and lodging provisions. Bus service and private vehicles are available.

Trust: Shri Vardhman Anandji Jain Derasar Pedhi, Nandiya Shirohi, State - Rajasthan, India.

Bhagawan Mahavir Swami


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