| Tirth |
| Other Temples |
Works of art and Sculpture |
Mulnayak: Nearly 120 cms. high, black-colored idol of
Bhagawan Shyamala Parshvanath in the Padmasana posture.
Tirth: It is in the centre of the Charup village.
Historicity: This idol has a very ancient history. This is one
of the three idols which were got formally installed by Ashadhi Shravaka. There is a
reference that the girdle of the idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath was set in this temple under
the auspicious of Shri Devendrasurisvarji of the Nagendra Gachchha in the ninth century.
There are also references to tirthakalpas (similar temples) built in the year 1389 of the
Vikram era. This temple fell into disorder after the 18th century, It was renovated again
in the year 1938 and on the auspicious fifth day of the bright half of the month of Jeth
in the Vikram era the vast temple was reinstalled.
Other Temples: There are no other temples.
Works of art and Sculpture: This temple which is beautified with printings of
elephants is sighty. The idol in it is a matchless model of ancient art. The idol clearly
reveals the symptoms of slenderness uneasiness, serenity, peace and good health of the
ascetic. Such an idol is rare to find elsewhere,
Guidelines: The Charup railway station is at a distance of one
kilometer from here. The nearest railway station of Patan is at a distance of ten
kilometers. Bus service and service of private vehicles are available. There are boarding and
lodging facilities here. There is a good upashraya.
Trust: Shri Charup Jain Svetambar Shri Shyamala
Parshvanath Mahatirth Karkhana, Charup, Talukao Patan, Gujarat State, India.
Bhagawan Shyamala Parshvanath