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Shri Kumbhariyaji Tirth

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

Mulnayak: 213 cms. high, white - colored idol of Bhagawan Neminath in the Padmasana posture.

Tirth: In a lonely place at a distance of one and a half kilometers form the village of Ambaji.

Historicity: Its ancient name was Arasana. It was in current use till the 17th century. Stone inscriptions show that it was a very large city with hundreds of temples. Today, there are only five temples and the largest of them is that of Bhagawan Neminath. There is a documentary proof that it was renovated in the seventeenth century and formally installed by Shri Vijaydevsurishvarji on the 4th day of the bright half of the month of Maha in the year 1675 of the Vikram era. Pasil, the son of the secretary Ganga propitiated Ambikadevi and fortunately began to build the splendid temple of Bhagawan Neminath. This place is, therefore, significant on account of its antiquity and special events.

Other Temples: Beside and besides the chief temple, there are four other artistic temples of Bhagawan Mahavir Swami, Bhagawan Parshvanath, Bhagawan Shantinath and Bhagawan Sambhavnath.

Works of art and Sculpture: Since this place is among the hills, natural beauty overflows. The architecture of this place is superb. It reminds one of Abu, Delwada, Ranakpur and Girnar. The scenes of the future group and of the present group of twenty four Tirthankars, the fourteen dreams, bathing God with holy water on the peak of Mt. Meru in celebration of his birth, the encounter with Kamath, Dharnendradevi bowing down to Bhagawan Parshvanath, God’s sermons from the open raised platform, and all the five kalyankas (Great events in a Tirthankara’s life which are beneficent to all) lovingly carved out of stone, present models of distinct ancient craftsmanship.

Guidelines: The nearest railway station is the Abu Road and the nearest bus stand is the Ambaji bus stand. Buses and taxis can travel up to the temple. There are good dharmashalas and recently, new blocks have been also constructed. There are also good bhojanashalas.

Trust: Shri Anandaji Kalayanji Pedhi, Kumbhariyaji Jain Teertha, Ambaji-385110, Taluka-Danta, Gujarat State, India

Bhagawan Neminath

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