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Shri Kulpakji Tirth

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Mulnayak: Black-colored idol of Bhagawan Adishvar in the semi-Padmasana posture.

Tirth: It is on the vast piece of land in the Kulpak village.

Historicity: Chakravati Bharat got idols of the twenty-four Tirthankaras installed on the Astapad hills. One of the idols was made of the sapphire fixed on his finger-cap. This is that idol of Bhagawan Adishvar. It is also known as the ‘Manekya Swami’. King Ravan got it by worshipping the deities. It was worshipped in Lanka for many years. There is a mention that after the fall of Lanka, the presiding deities kept it well protected in the sea. There is a mention of this tirth and Manikyaswami in a stone inscription of the year 1333 of the Vikram era. There is a mention that in the years 1481 and 1767 of the Vikram era, the temple was renovated by Shri Jain Svetambar Sangha with the help of the son of Aurangzeb and this idol was installed. Here, there is also a sapphire-colored, smiling, ancient and matchless idol of Bhagawan Mahavir Swami. From the thirteen to the fifteenth day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra every year, thousands of worshippers worship Prabhu with joy and delight. The presiding deity there is very miraculous. Sometimes musical notes are heard here as if there are coming from musical instruments.

Other Temples: There is no other temple.

Works of art and Sculpture: Here are very many ancient idols. They have their own importance. The grandeur of the idol of Manikyaswami and the sapphire-colored idol of Mahavir Swami is beyond description. Among the idols of the world, this idol of Bhagawan Mahavir in this shape, has its special place of importance. It is a matchless specimen. The pinnacled temples of this place also present a distinct art. The idols of God here are specimens of attractive art. Even among the ruins here, there are specimens of art.

Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Aberon on the Vijaywada - Hyderabad railway line is at a distance of 6 kilometers. Hyderabad is at a distance of 90 kilometers. Bus service and private vehicles are available. Boarding and lodging provisions are there near the temple.
Trust: Shri Jain Tirth Pedhi Kalpakji, Aber - 508101, Dist - Nalgonda, Nalgonda, State : Andhra Pradesh, India.

Bhagawan Adishvar


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