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    History – The idol installed here by Hemchandracharya was 450 years idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath. It was stolen and buried by Muslims. A Muslim had a dream and, therefore, he handed over the idol to a Shravaka named Medhasha. Wherever the Shravaka went, the offered eightfold worship to the idol and the feet of this idol appeared. These Charan (foot-prints) were given to the Runi village on request of the Shravakas of that place. These Charan were known as ‘Varkhadi’. In the flood of the year 1993 of the Vikram era, these charan were swept away. In the year 2040 of the Vikram era, according to a dream and Guru’s blessings, Bhaktisurisvarji the idol was brought to this palce and in the year 2047 of the Vikram era, the idol of Bhagawan Godiji Parshvanath was formally installed.

    How to Reach – The temple is situated on the outskirts of the Runi village in an area spread over 11 acres. This temple is at a distance of only four kilometer from Thara. Good transport facilities are available to this place. Good boarding  and lodging facilities are provided at this place.

    Main Deity – About 4 feet 3 inches high white – colored idol of Bhagawan Godi Parshwanatha in the Padmasana posture.

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