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Nearly 60 cms.
high, white colored idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath in the Padmasana posture
(A Svetambar temple)
- It is in the Bhelupur street in Banaras City. Varanasi and
Kashi are current named of this city
Varanasi and Kashi are current named of this city The history of this
place belongs to the times of Bhagawan Adinath. The svayamvar of Sulochana,
the daughter of the king of Kashi, was arranged here. This ancient tirth
is the holy land of the four Kalyankas - chyanan birth disksa and
attainment of omniscience - of Parshva Prabha. In the times of Bhagawan
Mahavir, this was the capital of the kings Malla Clan during the
historical times, many temples were built here but many times, they became
old and were renovated. This tirth is mentioned in ‘ Vividh Tirth Kalpa’
written by Acharya Jinaprabhsurisvarji in the 14th Century. During the
last renovation the present idol was installed as Mulnayak in place of the
old idol in the Svetambar temple. The old idol is there in the
circumference passage. Since this is the Holy Land of influence -
manifesting, obstacle - removing, present in person, Bhagawan Pashvanath,
the twenty- third Tirthankara, even today, devotees see miracles happening
here and there. Shasnadev Dharnendra and Shasandevi Padmavati of Parshva
Prabhu lived in this holy region and therefore, every particle of this
Holy Land is pure and deserves to the worshiped. It is beyond description.
At present, Digambar and Svetambar temples including this are 25 in all.
of art and Sculpture:
During the course of digging at many places, ancient thing was found and
they are collected and protected in the local Indian Kalabhavans. They
prove the antiquity of this place. In this collection, there are also
artistic idols of stone and metal.
The nearest railway station of Varnasi is at a distance of 3 kilometers.
Bus services and private vehicles are available. For Svetambers and
Digambars, Boarding and lodging provisions are adequate.
Shri Jain Svetambar Tirth Sangha, Bhelupur, Dist : Varanasi, State : Uttar
Shri Parshvanath Bhagwan