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Shri Div Tirth

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

Mulnayak: Nearly 76 cms. high, yellow - colored idol of Bhagawan Navalakha Parshvanath in the Padmasana posture.

Tirth: It is in the center of the village Div, settled in the midst of the sea.

Historicity: This is one of the group of the fine Ajahara Sacred places in Saurashtra. In ancient times, many sharvakas lived here. This village is mentioned in the Kalpasutra. It is, therefore, no doubt a very ancient place. After pilgrimaging to Shatrunjaya, Hirvijaysurishvraji came here for his monsoon sojourn. The crown, the garland, the angi (dress and ornaments) of God’s Idol were each made at the cost of nine lakhs of rupees. On account of the artistic beauty and antiquity of the idol, God came to be known as Navalkha Parshvanath.

Other Temples: Near this original temple, there are two other temples.

Works of art and Sculpture: God’s idol is impressive, pleasing and extraordinary. The natural beauty of this land surrounded by sea, is matchless.
Delwala, the nearest railway station, is at distance of 8 km. Una is at a distance of 13 km. and buses and taxis are available there for travel. The bus stand is near the temple. There is a dharmashala in the compound of the temple.

Trust: Shri Ajahara Parshavanath Panchatirtha Jain Karkhana Pedhi, Div-362520, Dist.-Junagadh, Gujarat State, India.

Shri Navlakha Parshwanath Bhagwan - Div

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