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

Mulnayak : 53 cms high, white-colored idol of Bhagawan Padmaprabh in the Padmasana posture.

Tirth : It is in the village of Mahudi.

Historicity : In ancient times, this place was known as Madhumati. The idols and artistic remains found from the hollow of the earth show that this place is nearly 2000 years old. The inscription in the Brahmi script also show its antiquity.

The ancient and beautiful Mulnayak Bhagawana Padmaprabh, was formally reinstalled by Acharyadev Buddhisagarsurisvarji in the newly built temple in the 1974 of the Vikram era. This temple with a passage for going round it is different.

A very ancient idol of Ghantakarna Mahavir was formally installed in the temple here by the same Acharya in the 1980 of the Vikram era. The idol of Ghantakarna Mahvir is very miraculous. Thousands of pilgrims with faith and devotion, come here to fulfill their desires. Every year, on the fourteenth day of the dark half of the month of Aso, the ceremony of charitable offering is celebrated in the Jain way in the temple of Ghankakarna Mahavir. The annual function is also celebrated. The splendid temple of Ghantakarna with the twenty four devkulikas is at present under renovation. In his previous birth, Ghantakarna Mahavirdev was a Kshatriya king named Tungabhadra. He protected religious people, caste and virtuous women and, unmarried girls from robbers. He used a bow and arrows. His idol, therefore, has a bow and an arrow. Ghantakarna Mahavirdev always helps those who have faith in him. In his previous birth, he was very fond Sukhadi. Therefore, there is a custom of offering Sukhadi to him. Sukhadi should be consumed only there

Other Temples : Besides this temple and the splendid temple of Ghantakarna Mahavir, there is also a Gurumandir of Buddhisagarsurishvarji.

Works of art and Sculpture : Mahudi is at a distance of one and a half kilometers from the Sabarmati river. Many artistic idols or ancient remains are seen there. The artistic and sculptural models in the Kotyark temple, give an idea of the antiquity of this place. The 130 cms. high idol of Bhagawan Shantinath in the Padmasama posture is made of five mental and it has radium eyes. It is very miraculous and wonderful. It is also called an idol of Keshariyaji. In the temple on the hill, there is a 106 cms. high, white-colored, delightful idol of Bhagawan Ajitnath in the Kayotsarga posture. At such lonely places Buddhisagarsuyrishvarji worshipped God.

Guidelines : The nearest railway station of Vijapur is 10 kilometers away. There are very good facilities of bus service and private vehicles for going to this sacred place on the Kalol-Vijapur road near Ahmedabad. There are good boarding and lodging provisions.

Trust : Shri Mahudi Jain Murtipujak Trust, Mahudi - 382855, Taluk :- Vijapur, Dist - Mehsana, Gujarat State, India.

Bhagawan Padmaprabhswami



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