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Nearly 30 cms. long, light - almond - colored, wooden sandals of
It is at a distance of four kilometers from Mathura.
This tirth belongs to the times of Bhagawan Suparshvanth. In ancient
times, this tirth was known by the names ‘Indrapur’, ‘Madhulika’,
‘Madhupuri’, etc. This was the capital of King Ugrasen, Bhagawan
Parshvanath, the twenty- third Tirthankar sanctified this place by his
monsoon sojourn. Created by gods, a Jewel - studded, golden, large stupa
of Bhagawan Suparshvanath was here. It was renovated in the eighth century
of the Vikram era. ‘Vividh Tirthkalpa’ written by
Jinaprabhusurishvariji in the fourteenth century, shows that this was a
prosperous city. There were in it many temples. stepped - wells, wells and
bazaars. There is a mention that there were stupas of more than 500 sadhus
and sadhvis of Jambaswami and others. There were 84 forests here in the
times of Jambuswami. They were known as Jambusars. Jambuswami attained
moksa here. Therefore, this is called ‘Chorasi’ ? At present, a new
temple is built in this ancient place and the ancient wooden sandals are
installed in it. Krishna, the future Tirthnkara was born here in a jail.
This is, therefore, his birth - place. It was here that Krishna defeated
Kansa in wrestling. This is a Holy Land of many occasions and memorable
At present, there are four Digambar and one Svetambar temples in Mathura.
of art and Sculpture:
At present, there are new temples on the ancient place of ‘Chorasi’
and there are remains of ancient Jina idols, stupas, copperplates, and
many various invaluable things. They give an idea of the antiquity of this
place. Nowhere in the whole of India, there is a treasure of such ancient
remains found from the hollow of the ground. many idols and remains of
this place are stored in the Lucknow museum. Research work is awaited.
This is in important place for archaeological research - workers.
The nearest railway station of Mathura is at a distance of four
kilometers, 145 kilometers from Delhi and 54 kilometers from Agra. Bus
Service and private vehicles are available. Adequate Boarding and lodging
provisions are there.
Jambuswami Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra, ‘Chorasi’, Mathura, State :
Uttar Pradesh, India.