| Historicity |
Other Temples |
Works of art and Sculpture |
Shantinath Bhagwan. In the basement of this temple there is a 120 cms. high, black - colored idol of Bhagawan
Lodhan Parshvanath in the semi - Padmasana posture.
Tirth: It is in a street of the city of Dabhoi.
On observation, this splendid
and artistic idol seems to be very ancient. It is said that this is the idol which was
formally installed by Tejpal, the advisor of King Virdhaval at the time of renovating this
large fort. This idol is made of sand and it remained in deep waters for a long time, but
not a single particle of sand is separated, Seeking the marvels and miracles of this idol,
king Sagaradatta built a splendid temple and got this idol reinstalled in if. This temple
was lastly renovated in the year 1990 of the Vikram era. Since this idol was found to be
strong like iron, devotees began to call it by the name of Lodhana Parshvanath. The
leading Upadhayaya, Yashovijayaji Saheb died here in the year 1743 of the Vikram era.
Other Temples: Near this, there is an ancient temple of Shamala Parshvanath. Also there
are three other temples.
Works of art and Sculpture: Though the idol is made of sand, it looks like
iron. Its artistry is wonderful and eye - catching.
Guidelines: The nearest railway station is Dabhoi and the bus
station is at a distance of two kilometers. The Vadodara - Dabhoi road is 32 kilometers
long. Buses, taxis, horse - carriages and autorickshwas are vehicles available here. There
are also Dharmshalas and Bhojanashalas.
Trust: Shri Devendra Dharamchandra Jain Pedhi, Dabhoi :
391110, Dist : Vadodara (391110) Gujarat State, India.