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Nearly 70 cms. high, white - colored idol of Bhagawan Shitalanath in the
It is in the Sham Bazaar of the Calcutta city.
Rich Jain merchant has largely contributed towards making this city
prosperous and developing it as a chief center of commerce. These Jain
merchants always participated in activities of human welfare and promotion
of religion. Raybhadur Baddidashji, the son of Lal Kalkadasji, under
inspiration of his mother, built the present artistic temple. He was in
search of a distinct ancient idol. A great man came and indicated to him
that in the sanctuary in the Roshan locality of Agra; there was a
wonderful idol. This idol was thus got. In the year 1867 of the Vikram
era, the idol was installed under the auspices of Acharya
Kalyansurishvarji. This temple is called Baddinath temple or Parshvanath
temple. Every year on the fifteenth day of the bright half of the month of
Kartak, a procession started from the big temple of Tulpatti and disperses
here. It is very thrilling and delightful. It is believed to be the best
in the whole of India. The Govt. provides all facilities. On that day, a
caste - dinner is arranged in the Dadwadi in front of the temple.
Besides this there are other Svetambar temples, three Digambar temples and
a splendid Dadvadi in the city.
of art and Sculpture:
The building style of this large, splendid and pinnacled temple is
wonderful and very artistic. There is no place in the whole of the temple
where the artist has not shown a glimpse of his art. There are no words to
describe the sculpture of this temple. Different sculptures have given
different definition of the artistry of this temple. By building this
artist temple, the architects of the temple have glorified not only the
Jain religious but also Bengal. This temple is also known as the beauty of
Bengal. The art of the idol of Belgachchhiya Parshvanath is also full of
beauty and delight.
The nearest railway station of Calcutta is at a distance of 5 kilometers.
Bus services and private vehicles are available. There are good Boarding and
Jain Svetambar Mandir Pedhi, 36 Baddidas Temple Street, Manakatala -
Calcutta: 700 004, West Bangal, India.