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Nearly 52 cms high, blueoloured idol of Bhagawan Chintamani Parshvanath in
the Padmasana posture and looking beautiful with seven hoods.
It is in the city of Nasik.
By reading the history of Nasikyapurkalpa written by Shri Jinaprabhsuri on
basis of stories prevalent among Jains and non-Jains, one gets acquanted
with the antiquity and impressiveness of this tirth. The temple of
Chandraprabh Swami and its ancient idol are not present today but the
ancient idols of Jain Tirthankaras can be seen on the hills near the
Chandavad village at a distance of 45 kilometers from Nasik. The idol of
Mulnayak Chnadraprabh Swami is among them. There is an idol of Chintamani
parshvanath in the temple in the newly settled city of Nasik on the bank
of the godavari river. It was built by the sangha about the year 1800 of
the vikram era. But according to another nmote, this temple was built in
the year 1918 of the vikram era. But on the cross-legged posture of God,
the year 1548 of the virak era is carved. Nearby 30 years ago, the white
idol was coated with blue color. Humming with many large-scale industries
and commercial activities,this city was also a chief center of religious
activities of Jains. Ancient scriptures and tirthmalas contain prayers to
Besides this, there are very splendid nine temples. Chief among them is
the temple of Shri Adinath. There is also a Gurumandir of Acharyadev
of art and Sculpture:
This splendid fascinating, delightful and heart-warming, blue-coloured
idol of Bhagawan Chintamani parshvanath in the splendid temple on the holy
land on the bank of the Godavari river, removes and destroys worries. The
artistic sculpture of this ancient idol looking beautiful with seven
hoods, is extra ordinary.
The nearest railway station of Nasik is at a distance of 8 kilometers. Bus
service and private vehicles are available. There are good Boarding and
lodging provisions. Besides, an upashraya and a Gurumandir are there. This
is also a center of publication of religous scriptures.
Parshvanath Jain Svetambar Tirth, Parshvanath Lane, Bhadrakali, Nasik -
422001 State - Maharashtra, India.