History – Shrimad Vijayanandaghanasuri Maharaj Saheb conceived an idea of establishing a small tirth for their holiness Sadhus-Sadhvis and the Jain community within 30 kilometers near Himmatnagar and Idar on the Ambaji state highway. Under his inspiration and instructions, the idea of establishing a small tirth developed into setting up a big tirth. His holiness Acharyadev Yogadivakar Vijayadasurisvarji, the prime disciple of Shrimad Vijaybhvansurisvarji Maharaj Saheb, the prime disciple of his holiness Gachchhadhipati Shrimad Vijayramchadrasurisvarji, established Shri Parshva-Padmavati Jain tirth and installed the idol in it. Besides the idol of main deity Bhagawan Chintamani Parshvanath, idols of Nakoda Bhairavji and Shri Manibhadravir were also installed. Besides, this there is also a Gurumandir of Mandevsuriji who composed the Jain stotra of Laghu Shanti. Adjoining this temple, there is a small pinnacle temple. The idol of Padmavatidevi is installed in it. There is also a temple in the village Vaktapur.

How to reach – Vaktapur is on the Himmatnagar – Idar highway. The railway station of Himmatnagar is at a distance of 8 kilometers from the tirth. The railway station of Idar is at a distance of 20 kilometers.

Main Deity – Nearly 21 inches high, white colored idol of Bhagawan Chintamani Parshwanatha in the Padmasana Posture.

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