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Shri Kesariyaji Tirth


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Mulnayak: Nearly 105 cms, high, black-colored idol of Bhagawan Adinath in the Padmasana posture.

Tirth: There are many beliefs regarding the antiquity and history of this splendid, miraculous and extraordinary idol. This idol was in Lanka. It was very much worshipped in the times Bhagawan Munisuvrat Swami. Ramchandraji took it to Ayodhya. Then it was in Ujjain. In course of time, it appeared under a banyan tree outside Vatpradnagar. It was worshipped for some years. Again it appeared under a tree at distance of one kilometer from the village. This is the Chief Tirth of Jains in the Mevad State. A fair is held here every year on the eighth day of the dark half of the month of Fagan. With all the five fingers, people worship God here with Saffron. They give a gift of saffron to God. Bhils, know God by the name of ‘Kalababa’. Non - Jain devotees come here with faith. Since centuries, there is a custom of giving saffron to God as a gift. Sometimes so much saffron is plastered on God, that God looks saffron - colored. People, therefore, call God Kesariyanath.

Other Temples: In the compound of this temple there is an idol of Marudevamata on elephant. There is also a temple of Bhagawan Jagavallabh Parshvanath. There are ancient foot - idols in the ancient small temple under a tree outside the village. It is said that the idol of God appeared here.

Works of art and Sculpture: The fifty-two pinnacles of the temple are seen from a long distance. The temple is very artistic. Its pinnacles, archs, doors, walls etc. are very artistic, beautiful and fascinating. The face of God is so delightful that the mind delights merely on seeing it.

Guidelines: Risabhdev - Road, the nearest railway station is at distance of 11 kilometers and the city of Udaipur is at a distance of 66 kilometers from this temple. Bus service and private vehicles are available. boarding and lodging provisions available.

Trust: Adhikarishri, Bhandar Dhulevshri Risabhdev Mandir, Devasthan Vibhag, Risabhadev : 313802, Dist. : Udaypur, State of Rajasthan, India.

Bhagawan Rushabdev Bhagwan


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