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Nearly 270 cms. high, black - colored idol of Bhagawan Shantinath in the
It is on the bank of the Vaghela lake in the forest at a distance of one
and a half kilometers from Eklingji.
Historicity: The ancient name
of this tirth was Nagahurud. Once it was the capital of Mevar. there is an
inscription showing that a temple of Bhagawan Parshvanath was built here
in the times of King Samprati. There is an inscription showing that since
Acharya Samudrasurishvarji who was well - versed in Scriptures, won the
contest of interpreting scriptures, the sangha got the possession of the
temple in the fifth century of the Vikram era. Once there were 350 temples
here. The evening bells rang simultaneously and it seemed as if gods in
devloka were worshipping Prabhu. Today, there is only one temple. There is
an inscription showing that the image was installed here on the eleventh
day of the month of Magha in the year 1494 of the Vikram era. It is
difficult to see such a beautiful and ancient idol elsewhere. This tirth
is regarded as the best among the group of five tirths of Mewar.
There are two other temples but they are ruined and there are no idols in
of art and Sculpture:
One hardly happens to see such a large and beautiful idol elsewhere. Its
artistry is beyond description. The workmanship of the pillars and the
ceiling of old temples is sighty. On the hill in the forest one sees
artistic remains of ruined structures.
The nearest railway station of Udaipur is 40 kilometers away. Bus service
and private vehicles are available. There are boarding and lodging provisions
Trust: Shri Shantinath Bhagawan
Svetambar Mandir, Kailaspuri, Dist. Udaipur, Rajasthan State, India.