History – 2 Jain temples are situated in the Nipani town. Tavandi (Stavanidhi) is 5 Kms from Nipani Town. There are 4 Jain temples at stavanidhi. The huge idol of Brahamadev is very miraculous. The people of all faith visit the temple of Bhramdev to fulfill their desires. There is a temple dedicated to devi padmavati between the main road and the tirth temple. The main temple at stavnidhi has three vedis. The first one is dedicated to Bhagwqan suparsvanath. An idol of Bhagwan Rishabdev of 11 CAD is installed in this chaitya. In the second chitya, an idol of Bhagwan Parsvanath known as navkhand (nine pieces) is very miraculous.. There is idol of yaksh brahmadev and an idol of devi padmavati in this chitya. The third enclosure is dedicated to yaksh Brahamadev. A very huge idol of sindoori color is installed here.
On the upper storey, a shassterakut and choumukha are there. The images in kayotsarg posture of bhagwan Neminath, bhagwan adinath, bhagwan Parsvanath and Bhagwan Mahavir in padmasan as Mulnayak are installed here. A fair is organized here in the month of January on the night of amamavasya (dark night) of possh.
The other temple of Shrasfani Parsvanath Gurukul is on Poona-Banglore Highway. An idol in kayotsarg posture of Bhagwan parsvanath (10 feet) is installed on a hillock in the open near the gurukul. this idol could be seen from the road itself.
How to Reach – It is 5 Kms from Nipani town and 45 Kms from kolhapur. Regular bus service is available from Kolhapur to Nipani. Tavandi (Stavanidhi) is 5 Kms from Nipani Town. Lodging and Boarding is available at Parsavanath Jain gurukul at Nipani and also at Stavanidhi.
Main Deity – Nearly 180 cms high, idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath in the Padmasana posture.