History – The history of Kashi begins from the time of Bhagawan Adinatha. The four Kalyanas of Bhagawan Suparshwanatha and Prshwanatha viz the Garbhavatharana, Birth, diksha and attainment of omniscence have taken place at this place. It was the capital of king Malla during the period of Bhagawan Mahavira. We can find a mention about this place in the book ‘ Vividh Tirth Kalpa’ written by Acharya Jinaprabhsurisvarji in the 14th Century. It is also said that Yaksha Daranendra and Yakshi Padmavathi of Bhagawan Parshwanatha had lived in this region there by increasing the sanctity of the place.We can find twenty five Digambara and Swetambara temples at this place. The diamond idol of the tirthankara at Johriji temple is very unique. During the last renovation the present idol was installed as Mulnayak in place of the old idol in the Swetambara temple. The old idol can be found in the temple premises. It is said that the Svayamvara of Sulochana, daughter of the king of Kashi was arranged at this place.
How to Reach – Kashi is situated at a distance of 3 kilometers from Varanasi.
Main Deity – About 2 feet high white coloured idol of Bhagawan Parshwanatha in the padmasana posture.