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Works of art and Sculpture |
Mulnayak: 23 cms. high, blue - colored idol of Bhagawan
Sthambhan Parshvanath in the Padmasana posture.
Tirth: In the Kharvada Street of the city of Khambhat.
Historicity: The ancient name of Khambhat was Trambavatinagar.
According to Jain scriptures, this idol has a very old history. Between the times of the
twentieth Tirthankara and of the twenty - fourth Tirthankara, many miraculous events
happened here. Then this idol disappeared, it is mentioned that this idol was formally
installed in the year 1111 of the Vikram era and later on it was again installed in the
year 1165 and lastly it was reinstalled by the sangha in the year 1630. Its last
renovation was accomplished in the year 1984 of the Vikram era under the auspices of His
Holiness Acharyashri Nemisurisvarji. By the water used in bathing this idol, the body of
Shri Abhaydersurishvarji was cured of diseases. This sacred place, therefore, has a
glorious and ancient history. In the times of Kalikal sarvgnay Hemchandracharya, a large
number of Jains lived here and many of them were multimillionaires. They built many
temples. Udayan, the advisor of King Kumarpal, belonged to this place. Here many Acharyas
formally installed many temples and wrote many scriptures. In times of famine, many rich
merchants set up donation camp and bhojanashala here. This is the birth - place of the
poet Risabhadasji. Here he wrote many books of songs. All this speaks highway of all
omniscience and of this sacred place. The annual function is celebrated here on the third
day of the bright half of the month of Fagan.
Other Temples: Besides this temple, there are
many other temples. The Hemachandracharya
Smrutimandir is also here.
Works of art and Sculpture: Artistic idols found from the hollow of the ground
are there in the temple of Bhagawan Chintamani Parshvanath. Such artistic idols are rare.
Relics are also found here and there. They present the ancient art.
Guidelines: The Khambhat railway station is at a distance of
nearly two miles from the temple. There is a good road leading to the temple. Khambhat is
at a distance of 80 kilometers from Vadodara. Buses and taxis are easily available
vehicles. There is a dharmashala in Dantarvada at a short distance from the temple.
Trust: Shri Sthambhan Parshvanath Jain Derasar Pedhi,
Kharwada, Khambhat : 388620, Gujarat State, India.
Bhagawan Sthambhan Parshvanath