Other Temples |
Works of art and Sculpture |
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
Other Temples: Beside and besides the chief temple, there are four other artistic
temples of Bhagawan Mahavir Swami, Bhagawan Parshvanath, Bhagawan Shantinath and Bhagawan
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, Gods sermons from the open raised platform, and all the five
kalyankas (Great events in a Tirthankaras 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