` Shri Shankheshwar Teerth Patan Gujarat India

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Shri Shankheshwar Teerth


Jain Idol  :

Shri Shankheshwar Parshwanath Bhagwan, Swet varn, Padmasanastha, about 180 cms (6 feet).

Jain God Desc :

Established during the period of Shri Neminath Bhagwan.

Jain Teerth :

Based in the centre of Shankheshwar village, this teerth place comes in the main teerthsthals of India. History begins with Bhagwan Shri Neminath. Many wonders have taken place at this teerth place. Mahamantri in the court of King Shri Siddhraj Jaysingh has visited this place in VS 1158 and renovated old temple into a huge one. Every year mela is organised here on Chaitra Poornima, Kartik Poornima and Poush Vadi Dasami.

Speciality of Jain Teerth :

Incidence of the soldiers of the army of Lord Krishna to be cured during the war between Shri Krishna and Jarasandh by the effect of the holy water used for the bath of the moolnayak idol of this temple is well known. Apart from that many wonders have also taken place here. Pilgrims usually found saying their desires to be fulfilled after visiting this teerth place. This is the origin place of Shankheshwar Gatchh. Large numbers of pilgrims gathers for the occasions of mela organised on every Chaitri & Kartik Poornimas and Poush Krishna Dasami.

Managing Trust :

Seth Jevandas Godidasni Pedhi and Shri 108 Parshwanath Bhaktivihar Jain Trust

Management Details of Jain :

Seth Jevandas Godidasni Pedhi; At & Post: Shankheshwar; Via: Hareej; Dist.: Patad; State: Gujarat. INDIA. Telephone: (02733) 73304. Shri 108 Parshwanath Bhaktivihar Jain Trust; Highway Shankheshwar; Dist.: Patad; State: Gujarat. INDIA. Telephone: (02733) 73325.

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Historical Details :

This teerth place has been mentioned as Sanghpur in ancient history. As per the inscriptions in Jain history, Ashadhi Shravak has established Jin idols at Charup, Stambhpur and Shankheshwar. According to a myth, the army of Shri Krishna was relieved from effect of Jara weapon used by Jarasandh in the battlefield after using the holy water of bathing this idol was sprinkled on them. History of the idol of Shri Shankheshwar Parshwanath is still very ancient. Shri Sajjan Shah, mahamantri in the court of King Sidhhraj Jaysingh have reclaimed this teerth in association with Acharya Shri Devendra Surishwarji, the guru of Kalikal Sarvagya Shri Hemchandracharyaji. This was the period of richness of this city. It has been mentioned in Jain Shashtras that Mantri Vastupal Tejpal has done all necessary renovation of this teerth place being inspired by the preaching of Acharya Shri Vardhaman Surishwarji in (approximately) VNS 1755 (VS 1286). Probably, after this period, teerth place was damaged or destroyed and hence the king of Jhinjhuvada Shri Durjanshalya carried out necessary renovation during VNS 1771 (VS 1302). Muslim invader Allauddin Khilji and his soldiers have destroyed this teerth place during 14th century. Prabhu idol was kept safe by Shri Sangh. Muslim Emperor Shahjahan has released orders (Shahi Farman) to hand over Shankheshwar village in favor of nagarseth Shri Shantidas of Ahmedabad in VNS 2125 (VS 1656). Manaji shravak, a resident of Gandhar village have rehabilitated this teerth place following the suggestions of Shri Vijaysen Surishwarji approximately during this period. Renovation and pratishtha work once again took place during VNS 2229 (VS 1760) by the hands of Shri Vijayratna Surishwarji, the pattadhar of Shri Vijayprabh Surishwarji. All these incidents proves the ancientness and richness of this teerth place.

Management Dharamshala :

Dharamshala and bhojanshala available.

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Some other important Information

Telephone :

02733 - 73304/73325

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Railway Station :

Hareej (8 kms); Veeramgaum (72 kms) & Me

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Road Route :

Taxis and buses are available from all the big stations mentioned above. The nearby big villages are Panchasar (8 kms) and Badgaon (11 miles).

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Other Teerths :

Huge Agam temple have been built at a short distance from the main temple. [Jain spritual books (45 in number) are called as Agams]. Near this Agam temple, "Bhakti Vihar Maha Praasad" has been build containing 108 idols of Shri Parshwanath Prabhu. This has 108 Shikhars.

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