Bamanvada Tirth

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Bhagwan Mahavir Swami’s idol color is coral and he is seated in a lotus posture. The height of the idol is 60 centimeters. In this temple there are painted marble slabs covered with glasses showing the chart of 27 previous incarnations of Bhagwan Mahavir. The idol of the Lord is made of sand particles with pearl plaster which is pretty unique. This temple was built by Raja Samprati and the Porwal minister, Sri Samanthshah, had renovated the tirth in the Vikram year of 821. It is said that the torture of striking nails in the ears of Bhagwan Sri Mahavir was committed here where there exist today his foot-prints. This shrine is well known as “Jivitswami” (Living Divine Presence). It is noteworthy that in Vikram year 1989, the All India Jain Shvetamber Porwal Conference was held here in the benign presence of the Yogiraj of Mt Abu, Sri Vijayshantisurishvarji. This tirth was perhaps renovated many times. Recently, it was renovated under the auspices of Acharya Sushilsurisvarji in the year 2035 of the Vikram era. Bhagawan Mahavir suffered here the pain (Upasarga) of nails pushed into his ears. There are foot-idols of Bhagawan here. Pilgrims in a specially large number come here on the eleventh day of the bright half of every month. The late king of the Shirohi state gifted his plough-land and a stepped well for development of this tirth and documented the contract on a copper plate. Agam Mandir, the temple of Agams recently written in golden letters is under construction near the entrance of the temple.

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