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Shri Upariyala Tirth

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

Mulnayak: Nearly 76 cms high, sandal colored idol of Bhagawan Adinath in Padmasana posture.

Tirth: On the main road in the Upariyala village.

Historicity: This idol was formally installed by His Holiness Acharya Shri Bhaktisursvarji in the newly built temple, on the thirteenth day of the bright half of the month of Magh in the year 1944 of the Vikram era. It is believed that this temple belongs to a period prior to the fifteenth century of the Vikram era. This sacred place is described in the list of sacred places written in the year seventeen of the Vikram era. According to the dream of a fortunate farmer, when the farmer dug his farm these idols appeared. Day by day, this temple gained fame and many miraculous events happened. This temple is, therefore, very important even today. On special festivals such, as Diwali, drums and other musical instruments are beaten here. The lamp burns here continuously and lampblack of saffron is produced. Every year on the eighth day of the bright half of the month of Fagun, a fair is held here.

Other Temples: There are no other temples but in the compound of the newly built temple, the idol in the Kausagga posture, is 181 inches high. It is made of five metals.

Works of art and Sculpture: The ancient idols found from the ground here, are very artistic and beautiful. In the sanctuaries in the open squares and on the walls of the passages for going round temple, the wall pictures of the temples made of glass and the events of Jain stories are well delineated. Besides, there are idols of Neminath, Ajitnath, Mahavir Swami, Sankheshwar Parshvanath, Mallinath, Chakkesvaridevi and Goumukh are there in the temple.

Guidelines: This is beautiful sacred place at a distance of 86 kilometers from Shankheswar and 20 kilometers from Viramgam. It is in the Dasada Taluka of Surendranagar district of Gujarat. Good transport facilities are available here. There is some rough road but vehicles can travel on it. There are good provisions for boarding and lodging. There is an upashraya. Every year since the year 2027 of the Vikram era, arrangements are made here for parna (breakfast)_ following varsitapa (kind of fasting penance).

Trust: Sheth Shri Anandji Kalyanji Pedhi, Upariyala Tirtha, Dist Surendranagar, Gujarat State, India.

Bhagawan Adinath


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