` Shri Idar Teerth Sabarkantha Gujarat India

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Shri Idar Teerth

Kotharivada, Idar

Jain Idol  :

Shri Shantinath Bhagwan; Swet varn idol in Padmasanastha position; about 68 cms.

Jain God Desc :

Ancient teerth.

Jain Teerth :

Old records available in Jain dharmagranth, says that King Samprati has established temple of Shri Shantinath Prabhu here 285 years after Bhagwan Mahaveer. The renovation work at this teerth took place by the orders of Kavikul kirit pujyapad acharyadev Shrimad Vijay Labdhisurishwarji maharaj sahib. Mela is organised on every Kartik and Chaitra poornimas. Idar village contains five Shwetambar temples and 3 Digambar temples, while a Digambar temple on the nearby hill.

Speciality of Jain Teerth :

History of this teerth becomes very important because of it being the birthplace of many Jain Acharya's and greater Jain donors. Acharya Shri Anand Vimal Surishwarji was born in Vs 1547 and Acharya Shri Vijaydev Surishwarji in VS 1656 at this holy place. Many Acharyas while staying at this teerth place write number of Dharm granths here. National award winner Shri Govind Shreshthi, Shripal & Sahajpal Kothari, Shri Veesal, Sahaju Shah, Ishwar Soni and many other greater donors came to birth at this holy place. They have done many religious and humanitarian works. Meals are organised on every Kartik and Chaitri poornima's.

Managing Trust :

Seth Anandji Mangaljini Pedhi

Management Details of Jain :

Seth Anandji Mangaljini Pedhi; Kotharivada; At & Post: Idar; Dist.: Sabarkantha; State: Gujarat. INDIA. Telephone: (Sabarkantha) 50442.

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Historical Details :

This hill was known as Ilaprad, Iladurg and Iyadar etc in the old days. It is specified in the old dharmgranths that King Samprati has established the idol of Shri Shantinath Bhagwan 285 years after Bhagwan mahaveer. Establishment of Idol of Shri Adishwar Bhagwan by the Chalukya King (Kumarpal) is specified in the "Teerth Mala" written by Acharya Shri Jinpati Surishwarji during the kingdom of King Kumarpal. Acharya Shri Munisundar Surishwarji has mentioned about the renovation work carried out by Shri Govind Shreshthi in the temple built by King Kumarpal in his book "Idar Nayak Rikhabdev Stavan". Shri Anant Hansji, the follower of Acharya Shri Hemvimal Suriji has specified the renovation work carried out by Shri Champak Shreshthi in his book "Ila-prakar Chaitya Paripati". Specification about the establishment of new idol of Shri Adishwar Bhagwan in the temple around VS 1681 is also available. In 17th century Shri Sangh has renovated this teerth place-establishing idol of Shri Shantinath Bhagwan. Acharya Shri Labdhisurishwarji has established the temple after its last renovation work held in VS 1970. The remaining spread around the village indicates the richness of this city in its old days.

Management Dharamshala :

Dharamshala and bhojanshala in Idar village and a dharamshala on the hill near emple also.

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Some other important Information

Telephone :

02778 - 50442

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Railway Station :

Idar railway station on Ahmedabad-Khedbr

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Road Route :

1 km from Idar, teerth is present on Idargarh hill after crossing 600 ladders covering a distance of about 1.5 kms distance. It is 28 kms from Himmatnagar; 43 kms from Shamlaji; 51 kms from Vijapur teerth. Buses are available from Ahmedabad ( 107 kms).

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Other Teerths :

Five Shwetambar and three Digambar temples are also present in the village while a Digabar temple present on the hill. Shrimad Rajchandra Vihar present at a distance of 2 kms from the main temple (Idar) consisting Swadhyay Mandir and Deri of Shri Chandraprabh Bhagwan on nearby hill.

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