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Shri Antariksh Tirth

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Mulnayak: Nearly 107 cms high, black-colored idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath in the semi-Padmasana posture.

Tirth: It is outside the Shirpur village.

Historicity: The idol in this temple is very ancient. Mali and Sumali, the servants of Khaldusan, the brother-in-law (sisterís husband) of King Ravan made this idol of sand and cowing under inspiration of their devotion to God. Then this remained unseen for years. It again appeared with miracles in the year 1142 of the Vikram era. On the fifth day of the bright half of the month of Magh in the year 1942 of the vikram era it was reinstalled in a new temple under the auspices of Acharya Abhaydevsurishvarji. It was renovated several times. Under instructions of Ganivarya Bhavavijayji, it was reinstalled on the fifth day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra in the year 1715 of the vikrak era. This idol is very miraculous. It removes the diseases and harassment of devotees. At the time of its installation the idol was at horizontal distance of six fingers from the ground. At present on account of the effect of the times, miracles are seen only by the faithful fortunate devotees. A fair is held on the third day of the bright half of the month of Fagan and on then tenth day of the dark half of the month of Magasar.

Other Temples: Near this temple, there is a beautiful artistic pinnacle temple of Bhagawan Vighnahara Parshvanath.

Works of art and Sculpture: This idol is very ancient, artistic and splendid. The idol of Antariksh Parshvanath Bhagawan is in the cellar. The idol of God is beautiful and attractive.

Guidelines: This tirth is at a distance of 19 kilometers from its nearest railway station, Vasim and at a distance of 72 kilometers from Akola. Bus service and private vehicles are available. Boarding and lodging provisions are there near the temple.

Trust: Shri Antariksh Parshvanath Mahajan Sansthan, Shirpur-444504, Dist - Akola, State - Maharashtra, India.


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