Skip to content
Home » Jainism in India » Gujarat » Matar


    History – The image of Bhagawan Satyadev Sumatinatha was found in the open ground of the village ‘Suhunj’ of the Mahemadavad Taluk. It was formally installed in the temple of Matar in the year 1854 of the Vikram era. Later on, it was renovated many times. When the idol was being brought to Matar, there was a heavy flood on account of rains in the catchments area of the Vatrak and the Rodhi rivers. All the devotees present there, decided to halt and wait there. But the cart-driver saw sand instead of water. Thus they crossed the river without any difficulty, and the devotees Shouted out of joy – ‘Satyadev Sumatinatha’. The idol is, therefore, called Bhagawan ‘Sachha Sumatinatha’. We can find many miraculous tales related to this idol.

    How to Reach – The nearest railway station of Nadiad is at a distance of 16 kilometers and the nearest town of Kheda is at a distance of 10 kilometers. Bus services and private vehicles are available here. Boarding and lodging facilities are also available.

    Main Deity – About 5 feet 6 inches High, white-colored idol of Bhagawan Sumatinatha in the Padmasana posture.

    error: Jain Heritage Centres - Celebrating Jain Heritage.....Globally!