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

Mulnayak : 53 cms high, white colored idol of Parikaryukta Bhagawan Shankheshwar Parshwanath in the Padmasana posture..

Tirth : It is the Gheekanta locality in the Ahmedabad city.

Historicity : The idol of Mulnayak Bhagawan Shankheshvar Parshvanath is very ancient. Formely, the idol of Mulnayak was in the temple in the one-storeyed residential place in the orchard of Shri Maganlal Karamchand. Many times musical notes were heard here at night. Shri Anandji Kalyanji Trust brought this idol for hospitality to the temple of Bhagwan Dharmanath in Panjarapole in the year 2015 of the Vikram era. it was to be taken to C.N.Vidhlaya. But since the residents of this place raised an objection, Shri Anandji Kalyanji Trust built this new temple and on the first day of the dark half of the month of Vaishak in the year 2023 of the Vikram era, this idol was installed under the auspicies of Acharya Udhaysuri Maharaj Saheb and Nandansuri Maharaj Saheb. In this temple, there are idols of Bhagwan Adishwar, Bhagwan Shantinath, Parshva Yaksh and Padmavatidevi.

Other Temples : Moreover there are 350 to 400 pinnacled temples of various sanghs and also temples in residential places.

Works of art and Sculpture : This temple has a simple and low-built structure without any ancient workmanship. The idol of Mulnayak Bhagwan Parshvanath is very impressive and miraculous. People go there for workship on the first day and the fifteenth day of the month and on Sundays. With faith, they pray for fulfilment of their wishes. Ever since the installation of the idol Snatrapuja is always performed in the morning. By the Trust constituted by the members of the Snatramandal for arrangement of a caste-dinner, a pal(small tent) is raised during their six-gau ( 1gau=3.2 Kms.) journey on Mt.Shetrunjay on the thirteenth day of the bright half of the month of Fagun. Members of their group enthusiastically sing prayer songs at the time of waving light lamp before the deity. On the tenth day of the bright half of the month of Posh ( the tenth day of the dark fast on the beneficent birth anniversary day (Janma Kalyanak) of Bhagwan Parshvanth, is formally broken(Parana). A flag is hoisted here on the first day of the dark half of the month of Vaishakh.

Guidelines : This temple is at a distance of 3 Kms. from the railway station. boarding and lodging provision are there in Ratanpole nereby.

Trust : Sheth Shri Anandji Kalyanji Trust, Zaverivad, Kalupur, Ahmedabad-380001 State Gujarat, India

Bhagawan Shankeshwar Parshwanath


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