Works of art and Sculpture
Mulnayak: Nearly 85 cms. high, black - colored idol of
Bhagawan Neminath in the Padmasana posture.
It is in the center of the Paroli Village.
Historicity: In the year 1540
of the Vikram era, in the times of Sultan Mohammed Begdo, this idol was in
the village of Dhaneshvar. But from fear of invasion, the devotees kept
it safeguarded in a river. After many years, a Shravak of the Chhani
village conducted a search under divine indication and the God’s idol
appeared. Shravakas of different villages insisted on taking the idol to
their own village. It was, therefore, decided that the idol should be
seated on a bullock - cart, the bullock - cart should be set moving and a
Jain temple should be built where the bullock cart stopped. It stopped at
the village paroli. There the sangha built a splendid temple and got the
idol formally installed there. This is a very miraculous idol. Devotees
call the idol ‘ the true God Neminath’.
Other Temples: There is no other temple.
Works of art and Sculpture: The idol of Bhagawan Neminath,
the true God, is very beautiful and the artistry is ancient and eye -
This sacred place is at a distance of only 16 kilometers from Godhara.
Buses and taxis are available vehicles. Dharmashalas and Bhojanashalas are
there near the temple.
Trust: Shri Paroli Jain Tirtha
Committee Paroli, Dist. : Panchamahalas, Gujarat State, India.