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Works of art and Sculpture
Mulnayak : Nearly 61 cms. high, white - colored idol of
Mahavir Swami the Padmasana posture.
It is a lonely beautiful place on the sea - shore outside the village
Bhadreshvar at a distance of nearly one kilometer in the east.
Historicity : Bhadravati was
the ancient name of this place. There are references to this city which
were made in the times of the Mahabharat. Shravak Devchandra found this
place and laid the foundation stone of this temple. There are references
showing that this temple was renovated by Shrimalis in the year 1134 and
by Sheth Shri Jagdu Shah in the year 1314 of the Vikram era. When this
city deteriorated in the course time, this idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath
was safeguarded by a Jain mark. In the year 1688 of the Vikram era, Sheth
Vardhaman Shah Developed this sacred place and formally reinstalled the
ancient idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath which brightly shines there even
today. In 1939 of the Vikram era, Mithabai, the wife of Sheth Monsi Tejsi,
accomplished the last renovation of this temple. This is the birth place
of the famous donor Sheth Shri Jagdu Shah who lived in the fourteenth
century. In the history of India, he has an illustrated name as donor.
Other Temples : At present there are no other temples.
Works of art and Sculpture : On the maidan of nearly two and
a half lakhs of square feet, this is a very beautiful temple comparable to
an elegant residence of God, Gurumandirs of the Paychandagachha, of the
Khartarga gachchha the Tapagchchha and the garden in the open space
present a beautiful sight. The three doors and the arched gate of the
temple stand out as distinctly superior to other works of sculpture. The
temple is 38 feet high, 80 feet broad and 150 feet long. The idol of God
is seen from the sculptured gateway. The canvas paintings of life events
of Bhagawan Mahavir and of sacred places look very fascinating. In the
temples, there are 218 pillars and 146 idols of God. There are niches for
idols of presiding gods and goddesses of Mahavir Swami. Besides, the idols
of Ganadhar Sudharma Swami, Vagheshvaridevi, Chakreshvaridevi,
Mahakalidevi, Risikeshdevi, Saraswatidevi and of the feet of
Kalyansagasuri Maharj Saheb are installed there. The atmosphere of this
impressive temple is peaceful and beautiful.
The nearest railway station of Gandhidham is at a distance of 39
kilometers. Buses and taxis are available vehicles here. It is here that
people begin their pilgrimage to the small and big groups of the five
sacred places. Mundra, the town nearby, is 27 kilometers away, and Bhuj,
the capital of Kutch is 80 kilometers away. There are all facilities of
dharmshalas and bhojanshalas..
Trust : Shri Anandji Kalyanji Trust,
Shri Vasai Jain Tirtha, Mahavirnagar, Bhadreshwar : 370 441 Dist. : Kutch,
Gujarat State, India.
Bhagawan Mahavir Swami