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Shri Bhadravati Tirth

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Mulnayak: Nearly 152 cms high, black-colored idol of Bhagawan Kesariyaji Parshvanath in the semi-padmasana posture.
It is in a vast garden near the Bhadravati village.
Historicity: The ancient remains found from this tirth show that it is very ancient. Moreover, the archaeological department of the Govt. of India has declared this tirth as a protected memorial. In the year 1912 of the Vikram era, this tirth was entrusted by the Govt. to the Svetamber Jain Sangha. Impressed by seeing Kesariyababa, the then Governor of Madhyapradesh, made on behalf of the Govt. a gift of 142 acres of land to the sangha for the use of the tirth. Then the sangha renovated the temple. In a dream a shravaka saw a Nagadevta in a temple and got an instruction to build a temple. Since the day on which the management of the temple was entrusted to the devotees according to the legend, the idol of Bhagawan came to be called Svapnadev Kesariya Parshvanath. Even today, many miracles happen here. On the tenth day of the dark half of the month of Magasar, a fair is held here every year.

Other Temples: A temple of Bhagawan Adinath and a Gurumandir besides this temple are there in the garden.

Works of art and Sculpture: The four-mouth idol in the upper story of this splendid two-storeyed pinnacled temple, is very ancient and beautiful. In this single idol, there are reflections of the idols of Bhagawan Prabha Parshvanath, Prabhu Chandraprabh, and Prabhu Adinath. This is a special feature of this idol. There are many idols found here from the ground. Moreover, the remains found from the ruined buildings are artistically delightful.

Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Bhadakji is at a distance of one and a half kilometers and the railway station of Chandrapuri (Chanda) is at a distance of 32 kilometers from this trith. Bus service and private vehicles are available. Boarding and lodging provisions are there. Since all these facilities are in the beautiful garden, the tirth is all the more beautiful.

Trust: Shri Jain Svetamber Mandal, Bhadravati - 442902, Dist Chandrapur, State-Maharashtra, India.

Shri Kesariya Parshvanath Bhagwan


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