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address nagphani parshvanath digamber jain mandir
place & post – moder, via – bichiwada, taluka – dungarpur
district – dungarpur (raj.) pin – 314801
phone 02964-258101
managing committee: shri nagphani parshvanath digamber jain mandir moder trust.
place & post – moder, taluka – dungarpur
phone 02964-250171, 250101
chairperson: shri kanti bhai nanchand bhai shah
place & post – vijaya nagar, taluka – idar
district – sabarkantha (gujarat)
secretary: shri dhanpal kothari
phone 02964-250101, 250418
shri nagphani parshvanath digamber jain mandir atishaya kshetra is situated 12 km away from bichiwada of dungarpur district in rajasthan state. this place is located in the center of naturally beautiful hills – the aravalis. it is surrounded by beautiful green vegetation. the nearby moder village is about half km away from this place.it seems that the nature being impressed by the miracles of kshetra has scattered all her beauty around the kshetra. the principal deity of this kshetra, bhagwan parshvanath is installed on the forehead of his disciple dhanendra. the idol of parshvanath is quite ancient & artistic.

according to a saying this idol was found lying on the top of a hill in middle of a dense forest. once an old woman saw the idol and she became devotional after seeing the idol in such state. so she started visiting the place and offering prayers. one day she prayed “since it is difficult for me to climb the hill every day, from tomorrow i will not come & i will be very grateful if you show your mercy on me & visit my village & house.”

on that night the old woman saw the dream that she should built the cart of sarkenda and in that she should form ‘gundi’ of raw cotton and should bring the idol of bhagwan in that cart. there was one condition that she should not look back while bringing the idol of bhagwan parshvanath in her cart and she did the same and took the idol of bhagwan parshvanath towards her house.

in between she felt that the cart, which was heavy before, has now become light in weight. she thought that it is possible that idol must have fallen from the cart and turned back to see what was the matter and found that the idol was there in the cart and more ones after it as she started the cart; the cart became standstill and she was not able to pull cart further. suddenly she realized that she had not kept promise and she had not acted according the condition.

she felt sorry for that but all was in vain. at last the old woman decided to get the temple constructed at the place where cart became standstill and established the idol of bhagwan parshvanath in that.

atishaya: – local & tribal public has great faith in this kshetra. public of nearby area often come here to get rid of their problems & troubles and to get their desires fulfilled. tribal of this area have firm believe that under the shelter of ‘nagfani baba’ they will never feel any harm.

nagphani parshvanath digamber jain mandir is an ancient spired temple. the idol of bhagwan parshvanath on the forehead of his disciple dhanendra is established in the sanctum of the temple. dhanendra is sitting in lalitasan & his idol is quite attractive, artistic & ornamented. this idol is famous ‘nagphani parshvanath’.

the black colored idol which is one foot & 4 inch high is of bhagwan mallinath and is established on one side of this altar & one foot 3 inch high padmasana idol of bhagwan parshvanath is established on other side of this altar. according to the inscriptions on idol of bhagwan mallinath this idol was established in v.s. 1637. thus this kshetra is 400 years ancient. the idol of bhagwan parshvanath is also present in the door of sanctum of the temple. this idol was established in v.s. 2008.

nagphani parshvanath atishaya kshetra is situated in laps of beautiful & natural environment. here ‘gomukh’ waterfall flows throughout the year. the flow increases automatically when the number of devotees & visitors increases and it decreases when the number of visitors decreases but flow of water is continuous throughout the year naturally.

facilities:
  • shri parshvanath digamber jain dharmshala contains 10 normal rooms.
  • 10 with attached lat-bath. mess facility is available.
  • items like utensils, bed, tent etc. are available. reservation facility, residence reservation is available at, phone 02964-250101.
commuting:
  • road: – bichiwada is established on udaipur-ahemdabad road (national highway no. 8). buses & taxis are available for the kshetra from bichiwada.
  • train: – bichiwada railway station is situated on udaipur-ahemdabad line. from here buses & taxis are available for the kshetra.
  • airport: – udaipur – 130 km, ahemdabad – 150 km.
nearby city:
  • bichiwada 12 km
  • dungarpur 35 km
  • udaipur 115 km
  • ahemdabad 150 km
  • rishabhdev (keshariyaji) 50 km
  • shamlaji (gujrat) 30 km
nearby places for visit:
  • shri rishabhdev (kesariyaji) – 50 km
  • shri shamlaji (gujrat) – 30 km
  • udaipur – 115 km.

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