` Shri Taranga Teerth Mehsana Gujarat India

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Shri Taranga Teerth

Taranga hill

Jain Idol  :

The idol of Shri Ajitnath Bhagwan, Padmasanastha, Swet varn about 2.75 meter (9 feet) is present in the Shwetambar Jain temple and the idol of Shri Adishwar Bhagwan is present in Digambar Jain temple.

Jain God Desc :

Established in VS 1221 by Great King Kumarpal.

Jain Teerth :

Named after Boudhh Devi Tara Devi, this teerth place was established by great King Kumarpal in VS 1221. Later, in VS 1479, Govindbhai Shreshthi of Idar, has renovated this temple. Mandir is 150 feet long, having width of 100 feet and height of 142 feet. It has been constructed in the centre of 230 square feet land. Keghat woods (fire-proof wood) have been used along with stones for the construction work. This kshetra has 14 temples of which 9 belongs to Shwetambar and 5 to Digambar sects.

Speciality of Jain Teerth :

Many Munis have attained Moksha while performing meditations (tapashya) at Kotishila on the hill present at a distance of 1 km towards south of Shwetambar temple.

Managing Trust :

Shri Anandji Kalyanji Shwetambar murtipoojak Jain Pedhi and Shri Digambar Jain Kothi, Taranga Temple Siddh Kshetra

Management Details of Jain :

Shri Anandji Kalyanji Shwetambar murtipoojak Jain Pedhi; At & Post: Taranga Hill; Taluka: Kheralu; Dist.: Mehsana; State: Gujarat. INDIA. Telephone: (02761) 5340. Shri Digambar Jain Kothi, Taranga Temple Siddh Kshetra; At & Post: Taranga Hill; Taluka: Kheralu; Dist.: Mehsana; State: Gujarat. INDIA. Telephone: (02761) 53439.

Geographical Details :

Historical Details :

This place was also known as Tarvur, Taravar Nagar, Tarangiri and Tarangarh etc in olden days. Achrya Shri Somprabhsurishwar wrote a holy book named "Kumarpal Pratibodh", in VNS 1710 (VS 1241). He had described about the establishment of the temple of Shashanadhishthatri Shri Siddhadayika Devi by ruler of this place King Vatsrai during 6th century of VNS (1st of VS) after accepting Jainism as per the advise of Shri Bapputtacharya. The middle history is not available. Inscriptions are available about the present temple, which was built by King Shri Kumarpal in VNS 1690 (VS 1221). It is well known that Jainacharya Shashanprabhavak Shri Hemchandrasuriji advised King Kumarpal. Inscriptions present on the platform in two corners of the temple says that Sanghpati Shri Vastupal has established two idols of Shri Adinath Prabhu. Nagendra Gatchhacharya Shri Vijaysensuriji performed Pratishtha of these idols on Falgun Shukla 2 of VNS 1753 (VS 1284). Reclamation of this teerth performed by the hands of Acharya Shri Somsundarsuriji in VNS 1948 (VS 1479) built by Shri Govind Shreshthi of Idar. Last reclamation work took place in VNS 2111 (VS 1642) by the hands of Shri Vijaysensuriji.

Management Dharamshala :

Dharamshala for both- Shwetambar and Digambar, with bhojanshala facilities are available.

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Some other important Information

Telephone :

02761 - 5340

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Taranga hill

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This teerth is established on Taranga hill. This is 61 kms from Mehsana. Taranga station is 10 kms away from teerth.

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Taranga station

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