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Mulnayak: Nearly 110 cms. high, black-colored idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath in the Padmansana posture.

Tirth: It is in the center of the Hasampura village.

Historicity: The ancient artistic remains in this temple show the antiquity of this tirth. It is believed to belong to a period earlier than the tenth century of the Vikram era. In this temple, there are metal idols of the 24 Tirthankaras. There is an inscription that damaged during the Muslim rule, this temple was renovated in the year 1649 of the Vikra era. In the times of King Vikramaditya, this village was a street of the city of Ujjain and in it there was a palace of King Vikramaditya and beside it there was palace of the queen. It is now called Ranikot. It is said that many miracles happened in this tirth. Once the Shravakas wished to carry the idol to Ujjain. After their disxcussion, they entered the temple to bow their heads to the idol. There they saw a snake indicating ‘no’ and the Shravakas gave up the idea. On account of many such miracles, this temple is held in high esteem even today.

Other Temples: At present, there are no other temples.

Works of art and Sculpture: Full of artistic remains and parikaryukta, this eleventh century temple is delightful and wonderful. Under the palms of the hands of the idols, there are idols of two snakes. They are extraordinary. On the pillars, specimens of ancient art are painted.

Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Ujjain is at a distance of 11 kilometers. Bus service and private vehicles are available. Boarding and lodging provisions are there near the temple.

Trust: Alavkik Parshvanath Jain Svetambar Tirth, Hasampura, Dist Ujjain State : Madhya Pradesh, India.

Bhagawan Parshvanath


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