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120 cms. high, black-colored idol of Bhagawan Avanti Parshvanath in the
It is in the city of Ujjain.
The ancient name of this city was Avantika Puskararanjini. Avanti Sukumar
received instructions, took diksa and while practising penance, he
attained the final liberation. His son Mahakal under instructions of Arya
Suhastisurishvarji, built this splendid temple as a memento of his father.
This tirth is believed to be 250 years old. Then it witnessed many falls
and risings. Many Acharyas used their influence to add to the grandeur of
this tirth. In the times of Bhagawan Mahavir, King Chandrapradyot made
this idol of sandalwood. In course of time, when this tirth was in the
domain of the kings who were devotees of Shiva, the learned Acharya
Siddhasen Diwakar composed the very impressive Kalyan Mandir Stotra
against the order of the king. Under its influence, a beautiful idol of
Bhagawan Parshvanath appeared from the lustrous idol of shiva and the Jain
religion gained prominence. In the seventh century of the Vikra era,
Acharya Mantungasuri showed a miracle to King Bhoj and impressed him by
composing the Bhaktramar stotra. In the eleventh centuiry, Shantisuriji
defeated 84 disputants in the royal court and gained great honour. Thus
many stories regarding the spread of the Jain religion are associated with
At present, there are 25 temples besides this.
of art and Sculpture:
This idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath is ancient and handsome. In this temple,
no ancient work of art is seen besides this.
From the main railway station this temple is at a distance of one and a
half kilometers. The railway station of Ujjain is at a distance of 56
kilometers from Indore. Boarding and lodging provisions are there. Bus
service and private vehicles are available.
Parshvanath Tirth, Anant Peth, Dani Darwaja, Ujjain - 456001. State :
Madhya Pradesh, India.
Shri Avanti Parshvanath Bhagwan