` Shri Patan Teerth Patan Gujarat India

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Shri Patan Teerth

Hemchandracharya Road, Piplani Shori

Jain Idol  :

Idol of Shri Panchasara Parshwanath Bhagwan; Padmasanastha, Swet Varn; about 1.2 meter is worshiped as the moolnayak of the temple.

Jain God Desc :

Main temple is present in centre of Patan city. History of Patan is available from VS 802, but the teerth is said to be established much before that.

Jain Teerth :

Present in the center of Patan city, temple was established by Vanraj Chavada around VS 802. He brought the moolnayak idol from his native place Panchasara and hence called as Panchasara Parashwanath Bhagwan, was established by Nagendra Gacchhacharya Shri Sheelgun Suriji on Monday, the Akshay Tritiya in VS 802. Temple was destroyed by the Muslim invaders, and again renovated by Shri Pannalal Punamchand in VS 1999. 51 small temples surrounding the main temple converts it into a beautiful Bavan Jinalaya. Jogivada part of the city contains a temple of Shri Shyamala Parshwanath Bhagwan. The Hemchandracharya Gyanmandir consists of many historical Dharmagranth in it.

Speciality of Jain Teerth :

Patan is the only city, which consists of many Jain temples since its establishment (VS 802 onwards) as per Jain scripts. King, ministers and businessmen of Patan took active part in establishing many Jain temples and other spiritual happenings at different places in the country. It was cut-off from rest of the world for a short period. Patan was the richest city from 9th to 14th century of VS. During this period many brave and spiritual King and ministers such as King Vanraj Chavda; Jain businessman Shri Nana Shah and his family viz Lahar, Veer, Nedh, Vimal, Dhaval, Anand & Prithvipal; Jamb; Champak; Munjal; Santu; Sajjan; Udayan; Bahad; Ashuk; Alig; Solak; Kapardi; Kumarsingh; Vayudhan; Ambad and many other have expired here. Shri Somprabhu Suriji has specified Patan city in his book "Kumarpal Pratibodh" having established in 13 kms area with 84 markets and 84 junctions (chowk) at the time of arrival of Shri Hemchandracharya to this city. Hemchandracharya has written many spiritual books being present in this city. Patan became a big educational center for Jains in presence of Shri Hemchandracharya, Shri Abhaydev Suriji, Shri Malaygiri, Shri Yashchandra, Shri Somprabhacharya, Pragyachakshu, Rajkavi, Shripal & many other Jain philosophers. Almost Acharyas of all Gatchh has visited this place and took active part in development of Jain Dharm. Dev Suriji was allotted the post of Vadi in this city. Gyan Bhandar of Patan is very famous for having biggest collection of Jain history, Arts and Sanskrit.

Managing Trust :

Shri Panchasara Parshwanath Jain Derasar Trust

Management Details of Jain :

Shri Panchasara Parshwanath Jain Derasar Trust; Hemchandracharya Road; Piplani Sherry; At & Post: Patan; Dist.: Patan; State: Gujarat. INDIA. Telephone: (02766) 20559.

Geographical Details :

Historical Details :

History begins from VS 802 but the idol of Shri Panchasara Parshwanath Bhagwan is much older than that. Brave king Vanraj was searching a proper place to establish his capitol place, which could replace the loss of Vallabhi and Bheenmal. After discussing he gave this responsibility to Gopalak Anahil Bharvad (famous as Tarkik Shiromani). Anahil Bharvad went on searching a proper place and at last reached her. He saw a Bitch (female dog) and a Jackal at the bank of Saraswati River. Considering this as the good signs he suggested this place for the establishment of the capitol place to King Vanraj Chavda. As per the suggestions of Jain businessman (Shreshthi) Shri Champa, the foundation of the capitol city at this spot was choosen by Shri Anahil following Jain spirituals on Monday the Akshay Tritiya of VS 802 and laid foundation by the hands of Nagendra Gatchhacharya Shri Sheelgun Suriji. This city was named as Anahilpur Patan and Shridevi Shravika has crowned the king Vanraj Chavda. Afterwards the King brought the idol of Shri Panchasara Parshwanath Bhagwan from his rational capitol place Panchasara and established it in the newly built temple with a huge ceremony. Shri Sheelgun Suriji performed the establishment ceremony. Later Vanraj Kshemraj, Bhuvad, Bajrasingh, Ratnaditya and Samantsingh belonging to Chavda family during 9th and 14th century ruled at this place. Later on King Kumarpal belonging to Chalukya (Solanki) family became the ruler. He built many temples like Vanraj Vihar, Moolraj Vasahika, Raayvihar, Tribhuvan vihar and Kumar vihar etc during his rule. The army head of Allauddin Khilji destroyed this city during VS 1353-1356. Many temples along with other artistic places were damaged. As per the research work done by Pt. Shri Kalyanvijayji, Patan city was re-established around VS 1370 and many temples were constructed. According to the history of Khartar Gatchh, many temples and Acharya idols were established during VS 1379 and 1381. Shri Lalitprabhu Suriji has described about 101 Jain temples and 99 derasars in his book "Patan Chaitya Paripati". Thousands of idols comprising 38 idols made by valuable stones were established in those temples.

Management Dharamshala :

Dharamshala and bhojanshala is available.

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Telephone :

02766 - 20559

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Railway Station :

Patan railway station.

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Road Route :

Temple is 3 kms away from Patan station. The distance of this place from Mehsana is 25 kms; Siddhpur about 19 kms; Charup teerth is 10 kms; Shankheshwar is 72 kms and Deesa is 50 kms.

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Other Teerths :

[1]. Madhera Teerth: Madhera is famous for the Surya Temple. The architectural design used for construction of this temple is same as of the Konark Temple. The flow of Sun Rays falling on the Surya idol kept in the temple at the time of Sunrise was the main especialty of this temple. The original idol is not present today but 12 other idols can be seen inside the temple. [2]. Shri Becharaji Temple: Shri Becharaji Temple having Goddess Durga, as the Aradhya Devi is also an attractive temple. This temple is situated at a distance of 17 kms from Madhera. Many miraculous happenings took place at this temple.

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