An impressive Digambar Jain temple of Tirthankar Parshwanath/Parasnath at Mahuva near Surat in Gujarat on the banks of River Purna.
The ancient idol of Lord Parshwanath is very miraculous and has huge followership from people of all religious faiths. The idol was recovered from village Tulagaon in Gujarat. A devotee dreamt about the existence of this idol at Tulagaon and then the idol was found there. Later the idol was brought to Mahua and installed in the Chandraprabha Digamabar Jain Mandir. This temple was destroyed in fire and floods in 1970 AD. The temple was then renovated and rebuilt. The other idols of Bhagawan Chandraprabha; Bhagwan Shantinatha; Bhagwan Mahavir, Bhagawan Adinath and other Tirthanakara idols were installed.
Heritage Centre Type – Atishaya Kshetra
How to Reach – Mahuva is on the bank of river Purna and 15 kms from Vardoli station of Surat district and 32 Kms from Surat. (there is a Swetambara tirth at mahua-Bhavnagar also). Bus service is available from Vardoli, Navsari and Surat.
Accommodation Details – Good accommodation facilities are available at Mahuva.
The Dharmashala maintained by Sri 1008 Sri Vignahara Parshwanath Digambar Jain Temple Trust house 30 rooms with attached bathrooms.
Near by Places of Jain Interest – Navsari, Ankleshwar, Sajod & Pavagadh
Photos of the Jain Temple at Mahuva
Temple Name – Sri 1008 Sri Vignahar Parshwanath Digambar Jain Mandir
Main Deity – about 4 feet high black color seven hooded idol of Bhagwan Parshwanatha.
Abhisheka/Prakshal or Head anointing ritual to the idol of Lord Parshwanath – To a small statue of Lord Parshwanath is performed everyday morning at 8 am.
To the main idol of Lord Parshwanath –
- Performed only once a month – on the day next to amavasya
- On all 12 days during paryushana parva
- 5 days during deepawali
- Mukuta Sapthami
Temple Management Details – Sri 1008 Sri Vignahar Parshwanath Digambar Jain Mandir,
Mahuva, Surat District,
Gujarat, Pincode – 394250
Phone: 02625 – 255772, 255798, 255074
Temple Address – Sri 1008 Sri Vignahar Parshwanath Digambar Jain Mandir, Mahuva, Surat District, Gujarat, Pincode – 394250
Dharmashala Name – Sri 1008 Sri Vignahar Parshwanath Digambar Jain Mandir.
Dharmashala Address – Sri 1008 Sri Vignahar Parshwanath Digambar Jain Mandir, Mahuva, Surat District, Gujarat, Pincode – 394250
Dharmashala Phone No. – 02625 – 255772, 255798, 255074
Type of Rooms – Double Rooms
Total No. of Rooms – 30