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Mulnayak: White-colored idol of Bhagawan Adishvar in the Padmasana posture.
It is in the Derasar street in the Shiroshi town.

Historicity: Maharao Shivabhan’s son Shesmalji Chauhan settled this town in the year 1482 of the Vikram era. This temple was built still earlier. This is called the temple of Achalagachchha. It was the result of excellent and pure thoughts that this temple was built in a forest where even the town was not settled. In course of years, the place was changed into a city. It is still unravished. All this is the influence of good thoughts. Jagadguru Hirvijaysursvarji got here the rank of an Acharya. Gold mohurs were distributed on this auspicious occasion of the great festival. This is noteworthy. The idol of the four-mouthed Bhagawan Adishvar in the four-storeyed temple was installed in the year 1634 of the Vikra era. Its art etc. are very distinct even today. Many great Acharyas did many religious activities here on this land. From the door of the open square of the sanctuary behind the temple of Bhagawan Adishvar to the palace, there is a subterranean passage. Perhaps, it was made for the King and the queens to come to the temple. They had boundless faith in religion.

Other Temples: At present, there are nineteen temples beside ancient temple of Bhagawan Adinath.

Works of art and Sculpture: From the foot of the hill the scene of a group of temple peaks looks very beautiful and attractive. Extra ordinary art is seen in every temple. The arched gates and the domes are really matchless specimens of art. The idol of Saraswatidevi installed in the Pausadhashalas near the Achalgachchha temple is very beautiful. In the temple of 52 idols, the idol of Mulnayak Bhagawan Adinath is studded with gems. The sculpture is very beautiful. One hundred ancient idols of five metals are very delightful. The sculpture of arched-gates, pillars and the pendal in the four-mouthed temple is sighty.

Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Shirohi is at a distance of 24 kilometers. Bus service and private vehicles are available. There are provisions for boarding and lodging. An upashraya, a jnanamandir, a dadawadi etc. are there.

Trust: Shri Achalagachchha Adishvarji Jain Temple Pedhi, Temple Street, State - Rajasthan, India.

Shree Aadishvar Bhagwan

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