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Works of art and Sculpture |
Mulnayak: Nearly 30 cms. high, white - colored idol of
Bhagawan Adishvar in the Padmasana Posture.
Tirth: It is in the center of the village of Metrana.
Historicity: On a stone inscription, there is a mention of the
second day of the bright half of the month of Ashadh of the year 1343 of the Vikram era.
It is, there fore, believed that this temple belongs to a period prior to the fourteenth
century. This temple remained unknown for a long time. Then a fortunate Shravaka saw a
dream and accordingly, this idol along with the idols of Adinath, Shantinath, Kunthunath,
and Padmaprabh Swami were found in the year 1899 of the Vikram era. On the auspicious
third day of the bright half of the month of Vaishakh of the year 1947 of the Vikram era,
these idols were reinstalled by the sangha in the large temple. A Sharvaka lost his life
in protecting this idol against a plundering galore and his chaste wife burnt herself
alive with her dead husband. Such instances are very rare. On the fifteenth day of the
bright half of the months of Kartak and Chaitra and thirteenth day of the bright half of
the month of Magsar, a fair is held here every year. The lamp which is
kept burning here
continuously emits saffron since years.
Other Temples: There is no other temple
Works of art and Sculpture: The artistry of each of these ancient idols is
really worth seeing.
Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Metrana is only at a
distance of two kilometers from the temple. This railway station on the Mehsana - Kakosi
railway line, is at a distance of 16 kilometers from the chief city of Siddhapur. Buses
and taxis are available vehicles. Dharmashalas and Bhojanashalas are also there.
Trust: Shri Rikhavdev Bhagwan Shri Jain Derasar Karkhana,
Metrana, Taluka : Siddhapur, Dist. Mehsana, Gujarat State, India
Shri Adinath Bhagwan Mandir - Metrana