Go to Homepage

A comprehensive guide for Jains, Jainism & Jain places of Pilgrimage

[ Home ][What is a Tirth][Tirth - Gujarat][Tirth - Rajasthan] [ Tirth - Rest of India ][ Jainism ][Tirthankars]

<< Back

              Jain Temples - India                      

kalash.jpg (2804 bytes) 
Shri Siddhavatkut Tirth

Mulnayak | Tirth | Historicity | Other Temples | Works of art and Sculpture | Guidelines | Trust | Photo Gallery

Mulnayak: Nearly 121 cms. high, black-colored idol of Bhagawan Mahavir Swami in the Kayotsarga posture.

Tirth: It is on a small hill on the bank of the river Narmda near the village Omkareshvar.

Historicity: This tirth is believed to be very ancient. There is an inscription of the year 11 of the Vikram era. There are also inscriptions on the idols of other temples. The last renovation of this temple of accomplished in the year 1951 of the Vikram era. Here two Chakravartis, Santkumar and Madva and ten Kamdevs together with many sadhus attained the final liberation. This is mentioned in the Nirvan Kand and Jain scriptures. A fair is held here from the thirteenth day to the fifteenth day of the bright half of the month of Fagan.

Other Temples: Besides this, there are ten temples.

Works of art and Sculpture: Since this tirth is near the meeting-place of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri and among the hills, the scene is beautiful beyond description. Its antiquity strikes one on seeing the idol. The sculpture and artistry of those days are matchless.

Guidelines: From this tirth on the Khandva - Indore railway line, the nearest railway station of Badvaha is at a distance of 19 kilometers and Omkareshvar road is at a distance of 11 kilometers. Bus service and private vehicles are available. On the river bank there are boats to ferry one to the other bank. There is a dharmashala here. In Omkareshvar too, there are Boarding and lodging provisions.
Trust: Shri Digambar Jain Siddhakshetra Siddhavarkut, Mandhata-Omkareshwar, Dist, East Nimad, State : Madhya Pradesh, India..

About Us | Feedback| Contact Us
copyright© 2001, Jinalaya.com Prodigy Software Ltd India, a Weathercraft group company
Best viewed with a resolution of 800*600 and 256 colors or higher