|address||shri marsalganj (rishabh nagar) diagambar jain atishaya teerth kshetra
taluka and district – firozabad (u.p.), pin – 205147
phone 05612 275320, mobile 09759454732
|managing committee:||shri marsalganj (rishabh nagar) diagambar jain atishaya teerth kshetra committee place and post – fariha
district – firozabad (u. p.) pin – 205147
|chairperson:||shri jai prakash jain (sahu, lohe wale)
mobile no. : 09917993546 resi. : 05612 241603
|secretary:||shri prakash jain (paras)
mobile no. : 09219730866 resi. : 05612 244114
|shri digambar jain atishaya kshetra marsalganj (rishabh nagar), is situated at the place marsalganj, 21 kms ahead of district headquarter firozabad in uttar pradesh (u.p.). this place was full of wealth and business in 15th century. at that time a saint baba rishabhdas arrived here. he was a strict follower of jainism, although he was brahmin of south india and master of mantra – tantra.at marsalganj there was a little jain temple, but by the inspiration and cooperation of baba rishabhdas a huge beautiful and magnificent jain temple was constructed there at the place of ancient little jain temple. he brought an ancient idol of bhagwan rishabhdeo from somewhere and installed in the new temple.
stories of so many miracles of baba are still popular here. according one saying, while the construction of temple was started, due to instigation by some jealous persons, king ordered to stop the work. as the construction stopped, the jains come to know about the solution. baba rishabhdas told them not to worry, every thing will be o.k. soon. in the same night king felt that his fort was moving and someone is beating him but invisible. in the morning the king told about the happenings of night to his court/ secretaries. after deep discussion king decided to go to baba rishabhdas. he went there for apology and ordered to start construction on the cost of state.
babaji never collected donations for temple. he always paid the wages in the evening by drawing the actual amount from his seat. at the time of temple’s pratishtha mahotsava (reverencing function) due to the collection of large number of devotees, water of well vanished. then baba dropped some pieces of stones after reciting some mantra, soon well got filled by water. in the same way the shortage of ghee and flour was also fulfilled by baba.
baba’s power of mantra – tantra, knowledge and penance was so high, that so many persons became devotees of baba and bhagwan rishabdev. pilgrims from even far distances came there, get fulfilled their desires, getting free from worldly worries. so this place became famous as atishaya kshetra.
in the magnificent and artful vast temple decorated with the sky high beautiful spires, bhagwan rishabhdeo’s miraculous idol is installed as principal deity. this idol is about 1000 years old, in seating posture (padmasana), 21” in height and white in color.
in 2001, a great pancha kalyanak pratishtha mahotsava was organized here, at that time two beautiful alters were constructed and bhagwan shantinath’s and neminath’s idols were installed in them as principal deity. at the same time a boundary wall was constructed there with five gateways – 1. rishabhdwar, 2. daulatdwar, 3. manikdwar, 4. abhayadwar, and 5. vijaydwar a huge artistic ahimsa stambha is also standing in the middle of melaground.
addition to these, bhagwan bahubali’s and bhagwan parshvanath’s and other idols are also installed here worth being seen.
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