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    Ancient Idol of Tirthankar Neminath in Padmasana, Sri Digambar Jain Temple, Mount Girnar, Girnar, Junagadh District, Gujarat, India.

    History – Girinar Hill is a famous sidhh kshetra. there are 5 tonks on the hill. a way goes to sahartaramavan ( the diksha place of bhagwan Neminatha). The footprints of bhagwan Neminatha could be seen here. One has to climb 4400 steps to reach first tonk; 900 steps from 1st to 2nd tonk; 700 steps from 2nd to 3rd; 2500 steps from 3rd to 5th and 1499 steps from 1st to sahartaramavan. 3rd to 4 th tonk is to be covered on natural way climbing the stones.

    First Tonk- After climb of about 2 miles, one could see a Digamabara Jain temple and a cave called Rajulmati cave. it is stated that Rajulmati has done penanace and tap at this place. there is a small temple where about 4 feet high idol of Bhagwan Bahubali in standing posture is installed. Besdies this there are footprints of kundkund acharaya. In the temple, the idol of bhagwan Neminatha (Vikram 1924) is on the main vedi. The idols of Parshwanatha and Neminatha are also seen. Near a stream called Gomukhi Ganga the footprints of 24 tirthanakaras are available. The way to sahartaramavan is near Gomukhi Ganga. After a few steps, one could see a marvelous temple of bhagwan Neminatha and 9 beautiful Swetamabar temples built by Shri Vastupal-Tejpal; Samarat Kumarpal; Minister Sajjan and others.

    Second tonk – after 900 steps one could see the footprints of muni Anirudhhkumat and temple of Devi Ambika (This temple is under hindu control).

    Third tonk – here the footprints of Muni Sambukkumar are installed. Muni has attained nirvana from this place.

    Fourth tonk – The way to this tonk is not proper and one has to climb rocks and stones to reach here. the footprints of Pradhyman kumar-son of lord Krishna are installed here. He attained nirvana from this place.

    Fifth tonk – The footprints of Bhagwan Neminatha are installed here. hindu dispute it to be footprints of dattatreya. There is an Digamabara idol of Bhagwan Neminatha on this tonk.

    while returning one may go to Sahrtraanmravan from first tonk. here one could see the footprints under a canopy in diksha van. in addition to these tonks, there is Digamabara Jain temple in the dharamshala.

    How to Reach – Girnar is 5 kms from Junagarh. Junagarh is connected by rail to Rajkot.The boarding arrangements are available at Shri bandilal Digamabar Jain Dharamshala.

    Main Deity – Idol of Bhagawan Neminatha.

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