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Mulnayak: Nearly 120 cms. high and white-coloured
idol of Bhagawan Panchasara Parshwanath in the Padmasana posture.
It is in the centre of the city of Patan.
Historicity: The history of
this city begins from the year 802 of the Vikram era. But the idol of this
temple is still more ancient. In the year 802 of the Vikram era, this city
was named Anhilpur Patan. The brave king Vanraj Chavda brought this idol
here from Panchasara, the capital of his ancestors and got the
extraordinary idol installed here under the auspices of Shri
Sheelagunsuriji. This idol, therefore, became famous as Panchasara
Parshvanath. Later on, in the time of Kumarpal and other kings of the
Choulukya Dynasty, many temples are built here. In the list of temples
made by Shri Lalitprabhasursvarji in the year 1648 of the Vikram era,
there were 101 big temples and 99 small temples. In these temples, there
were hundreds of idols and 38 of them were made of gems. From the year
802 of the Vikram era till today, thousands of temples were built in the
city of Patan. Some of the temples were destroyed and then renovated. In
respect of expansion, splendor, wealth, prosperity, trade, bravery and
compassion, this was a leading city. It was, therefore, known as the
golden city. Shri Hemchandracharya wrote here many scriptures. Even today,
Patan has a treasure of Jain literature, art and culture.
Other Temples: Besides this chief
temple, there are 84 big temples and 134 small temples in the 55 streets
of this city. Besides, Hemchandracharya’s library and many Jain
institutions are there.
Works of art and Sculpture:
There are many Jain temples with many Jain idols and works of art. Since
this city as prosperous since ancient times, there are relics of ancient
art here and there Ranivava and the Sahasraling lake are among ancient
sculptural works. Patolas (Kind of saris) are very famous even today.
The railway station of Patan is at a distance of three kilometers from the
temple. Mehsana is at a distance of 30 kilometers, Siddhpur is at a
distance of 19 kilometers and Charup is at a distance of 10 kilometers
from here. Bus service and service of private vehicles are available.
There are boarding and lodging provisions. There are also many Upashrayas,
Trust: Shri Panchasara Parshvanath
Jain Derasar Trust, Hem;c;handracharya Road, Piplani Sheri, Patan - 384265, Dist -
Mehsana, Gujarat State, India.
Bhagawan Panchasara Parshwanath