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Shri Matar Tirth

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

Mulnayak: Nearly 76 cms. high, white-colored idol of Bhagawan Sumatinath in the Padmasana posture.

Tirth: It is in the centre of the Matar village.

Historicity: This ancient and miraculous image of Bhagawan Sumatinath was found from the open ground of the village ‘Sudanja’ of the Mahemadavad Taluka. It was formally installed in the splendid temple of Matar in the year 1854 of the Vikram era. Later on, it was renovated many times. When the idol was being taken to Matar, there was a heavy flood on account of rains on the meeting place on the Vatrak and the Rodhi rivers. All the devotees present there, decided to stand there. But the cart-driver saw sand instead of water. Thus they crossed the river without any difficulty, and the devotees made shouts of joy - ‘True God’. The idol is, therefore, called Bhagawan ‘Sacha Sumatinath’. Many miracles happened here from time to time.

Other Temples: At present, there are no other temples.

Works of art and Sculpture: This idol is very ancient and miraculous. In this temple the idol of Bhagawan Suparshvanath which was found on a farm in the Kheda town is also very ancient. The artistry of this temple looks sighty.

Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Nadiad is at a distance of 16 kilometers and the nearest town of Kheda is at a distance of 8 kilometers. Bus services and private vehicles are available here. boarding and lodging provisions are also available.

Trust: Shri Sachadev Karkhana Pedhi, Matar - 387530. Dist Kheda, Gujarat State, India.

Bhagawan Sumatinath

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