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Mulnayak: Black - Colored idol of Bhagawan Navakhanda
Parshvanath in the Padmasna posture and 81 cms high.
Tirth: This sacred place is in the Ghogha port.
Historicity: In ancient times, this idol was found from a well
of the Vadva village. It was formally installed under the auspices of Mahendrasurisvraji
in the year 1168 of the Vikram era. This temple, therefore, belongs to the times earlier
than the twelfth century. It is said that during the Muslim rule when other temples and
idols were broken, this idol was also broken into nine pieces. The Shravakas prayed, won
the grace of the presiding deity and got the idol restored to its underken shape. But the
marks of the nine pieces were left and they are seen even today. Navakhanda Parshvanath is
the name given to Bhagawan after this event. The lamp here is continuously kept burning
giving saffron colour Flame.
Other Temples:There are Three other temples within complex idols
Suvidhinath,Nemnath and Shantinath as a Mulnayak in the temple. There are two other big
temples in the vilage and the idols are Chandraprabhuji and Jeerawala Paraswanath.
Works of art and Sculpture: The workmanship of this idol is excellent. This
idol is ancient, bright - looking and miraculous. There are many ancient and artistic
idols made of the five metals.
Guidelines: The nearest railway station is the Bhavnagar
station. It is 21 kilometers away,and connected with major cities of India.Bhavnagar
Airport also 20 KM.away and there is daily flight from Mumbai. Buses and taxis are
available here. There is pukka road to the Jain temple. Also, there are dharmashalas and
bhojanashalas which trust offers free of cost.
Trust: Sheth Kala Mitha Ni Pedhi, Navakhanda Parshvanath
Jain Derasar, Gogha : 364110, Dist. Bhavnagar, Gujarat State, India.
Phone - 91-0278-2882335 Mumbai Phone -91-22-23476967 / 23476013. Fax - 23456584
Bhagawan Navakhanda Parshvanath