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Shri Svarnagiri Tirth

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Mulnayak: Nearly 100 Cms. high, white - Colored idol of Bhagawan Mahavir Swami in the Padmasana posture.
It is on the Svarnagiri hill near the Jalor city.

Historicity: Once upon a time, many millinaires among Shravakas lived here. Svarangiri was famous as Kanakachal. The temple of Bhagawan Parshvanath (Kumarvihar) built by King Kamarpal, was installed in the year 1221 of the Vikram era. Tmeples were built here and all other temples were renovated by Jaymalji, the king’s advisor. The last renovation was accomplished under instructions of Vijayrajendrasuriji. It is mentioned that many kings, their advisors and rich merchants participated in religious and social activities from the second century to the eighteenth century. This is the glory of the tirth.

Other Temples: Besides this chief temple, there are four temples in the fort on the hill and twelve temples at the foot of the hill. The Chaumukhji temple and the Parshvanath temple on the fort are believed to be ancient. They are called the Astapad temple and the Kamarvihar temple. In the temple of Bhagawan Neminath built in the year 1656 of the Vikram era, there is an idol of Hirvijay Surishvarji giving sermous to Akbar. The newly built temple of Nandishvardvip is very beautiful.

Works of art and Sculpture: The scene of the temples in the large fort on the hill at a height of nearly 1200 ft. from the sea - level is very beautiful. This fort is nearly two and a half kilometers long and one and a half kilometers broad and reminds us of the splendid past. Many ancient artistic remains and beautiful idols are present here even today.

Guidelines: Jalor, the nearest railway station is at a distance of three and a half kilometers and the fort is at a distance of two and a half kilometers from the foot of the hill. There are swinging cots for the old and the invalid to climb the hill. Bus service and private vehicles are there. There are dharmashalas and bhojanashalas on the hill and in the village.

Trust: Shri Svarngiri Jain Svetambar Tirth Pedhi, Jalor : 343001, Dist. Jalor, State : Rajasthan, India.

Bhagawan Mahavir Swami

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