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Shri Bhiladiyaji Tirth

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

Mulnayak : 53 cms. high, black - colored idol of Bhagawan Bhiladiyaji Parshvanath in the Padmassna posture.

Tirth : In the village Bhildi on the main highway.
Historicity : In Jain Scriptures, this place is known by the name, Bhimapalli. but its history is not traceable. It is believed that this very ancient idol was formally installed under the auspices of His Holiness Kapilvijay kevali. Once upon a time there were a hundred and twenty - five temples with peaks, one hundred and twenty - five wells and many stepped-wells. This city was destroyed in the year 1353. Under the inspiration of Dharmachandbhai Kamdar this village was resettled in the year. 1872 of the Vikram era. The last renovation was accomplished under the auspices of Acharyashri Bhadrasurisvarji Maharaj Saheb. On the tenth day of the bright half of the month of Jeth in the year 2027. When this idol was being taken out from the cellar, it was enlarged by divine power and wild bees began to fly. Seeing this displeasure, Shravakas again reinstalled the idol at the same place. Even today, faithful devolotees come here and have their desires fulfilled. A fair is held here every year on the tenth day of the dark half of the month of Magsar.

Other Temples : In this village, there is another temple also.

Works of art and Sculpture : Since this is a very ancient place and often undergoes rising and falls, many artistic relics are found here and there from the hollow of the ground. The ancient artistic idols are very attractive. Even today, if digging projects are undertake, there is a possibility of finding historical material.

Guidelines : The nearest railway station of Bhiladiyaji is at a distance of half a kilometer from the temple. In olden times, the trust used to send bull - carts to the station to take the pilgrims. Now, auto - rickshows are sent. There is a good road to the temple. It is at a distance of 25 Kilometers from Deesa. Taxis and buses are available vehicles. A large dharmashala and a modern bhojanashala are also there.

Trust : Shri Bhiladiyaji Parshvanath Karkhana Pedhi, Bhildi-385530, Talukao : Deesa, Dist.-Banasakantha,Gujarat State, India.

Bhagawan Bhiladiyaji Parshvanath



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