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Nearly 120 cms. high, white-colored idol of Bhagawan Kalikund Parshvanath
in the Padmasana posture.
the road in the city of Dholka.
The name of this city was Dhavalakkapur. In the times of the Mahabharata,
this was a vast city. This is the birth place of His Holiness Dadashri
Jinadattasurishvarji and the holly land of initiation (diksha) of Upadhyay
Dharmadevji. There are evidences to show that many temples were built and
many religious activities were done here in the twelfth century of the
Vikram era. Under the inspiration of His Holiness Acharyadev
Vijayrajendrasurisvarji auspices of Kanaksurisvarji, this 2200 years old
idol was installed in this vast, high multi-stepped temple, comparable to
God’s residence, on the third day of the bright half of the month of Fagum
in the year 2038 of the Vikram era. Dadavadi of Shri Jinadattasurishvarji,
the great Acharya of Khartargachchha, is in front of this temple.
On the land of one lakh of
square ft. near this temple, there is Mini-Shetrunjaya temple. It reminds
one of the 45 ft. high artificial hill. The city of temples is built on
the land of 25000 square ft. With ‘Jal Taleti’, ‘Babuna Dera’. temple of
Bhagawan Shantinath’, ‘Dada’s Tank’, ‘Nava tunk’, ‘Getina Paga’, the foot
of the hill etc., this mini-shetrunjaya looks beautiful like the actual
sacred place of Shetrunjaya.
There are also two other temples.
Works of art and Sculpture:
In delineation of every organ and sub-organ of this ancient idol,
excellent artistry stands out. It seems as if Bhagawan is blessing the
devotees with steady eyes and a sweet smile. There are many other handsome
idols. In the city also, one sees many artistic models.
With directions of many
modern architects, the present Mini-Shetrunjaya is modeled like the very
beautiful and valuable sacred place of Shetrunjaya.
The nearest railway station of Dholka is at a distance of one kilometer.
At this sacred place on the Vadodara-Palitana road, bus service and
vehicle-service are easily available.There are very good provisions for
boarding and lodging.
Shri Tejpal Vastupal Jain Charity Trust, Kalikund Tirth, Dholka - 387810,
Gujarat State, India.
Bhagawan Kalikund Parshvanath