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Shri Agashi Tirth

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

Mulnayak: Nearly 122 cms high, blue-colored idol of Bhagawan Munisuvrat Swami in the Padmasana posture.
It is in the Chalpeth in the town Agashi.

Historicity: This tirth is believed to belong to the times of King Shripal. At some time in the past, this tirth was perhaps a part of the Soparak city. The city of Sopalak later on became known by the name Nalasopara. The virtuous and beautiful daughter of the king of this city was once bitten by a snake. By virtue of propitiation of the navpada King Shripal saved her from death and married her. The idol of Bhagawan appeared here from the lake of Nalasopara. It is very ancient. It was installed in the present temple renovated on the auspicious second day of the dark half of the month of Magh in the year 1892 of the vikram era. It is said that when his ship was lost in the sea, Sheth Motisha took a vow that he would build a temple at the place where his ship would be found. Thus this temple was built according to the vow of Motisha Sheth and this extremely splendid idol was installed. in it.

Other Temples: At present, there is no other temple. But in this temple, there are old idols of Suparshvanath and Neminath.

Works of art and Sculpture: The idol installed in this temple is spectacular for its antiquity and artistic skill. The Nalasopara lake has archaeological importance. For devotees of the infatuating city of Mumbai, this is a temple nearby.

Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Virar on the railway line of West Mumbai is at a distance of 5 kilometers. Bus service and private vehicles are available. Boarding and lodging provisions are there. Food is given to the pilgrims for using on the journey.

Trust: Shri Agashi Jain Derasar Charitable Trust,Agashi. Via Virar - 401301, Dist - Thana .State : Maharashtra, India.

Bhagawan Shantinath



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