(Last Updated on : 07/05/2012)
The Navagarh Jain Temples is located in the village of Pimpari (Deshmukh), Parbhani District
. It is also known as Shri Neminath Digambara
Jain Atishaya Kshetra. 'Parabhani' Railway Station is situated on Hyderabad
Main line. It is 200 km from Aurangabad
city. The nearest cities are Parbhani which is almost 18 km and Nanded District
that is 70 km.
Architecture of Navagarh Jain Temples
Shri Neminath Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Navagarh is dedicated to the twenty second Tirthankara, Lord Neminath
. The temple is tastefully decorated with magnificent architectural work. It has artistic, huge and high spire. The idol of Lord Neminath is beautifully made of black stone. It is 3.5 feet high and is seated in an Ardha Padmasana
posture. This idol is artistically carved in a stone slab. A splendid huge temple was constructed in year 1931 along with the idol of Neminath. During that time the Nizam government had allotted 10 acres of land for the temple.
According to history the Navagarh Jain Temples was earlier situated in Ukhlad village at the bank of Purna River
. However, due to floods the main temple got destroyed but miraculously idol of Lord Neminath remained safe. It is said that 'Paras Mani' is studded in great toe of the deity Bhagwan Neminath's idol. The temple is beautifully decorated. The interior of the temple is studded with mirror that gives a stunning look to it.
Apart from the Neminath Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra there are also other temples located here. In the upper portion of the main temple a black stoned beautiful idol of Lord Parshvanatha
is installed here. The idol is 2.5 feet high and is seated in Padmasana posture. In front of the main temple a 'Trimurti' temple has been constructed. The temple is about 15 X 20 feet. A 7 feet high idol of Lord Adinath is installed in the temple. 5.5 feet high idols of Bhagwan Bharat and Bahubali is also situated here. The idols are in standing posture and made of white stone.
There is a big assembly Hall located in front of the temple. A white marbled column of dignit Almost 31 feet high can be seen here. Many idols and Trimurtis are installed on the column of dignity. The Panch Kalyanaka Festival was organized in February 1990 under the guidance of Poojya Acharya 108 Shri Aryanandiji Maharaj. Many other festivals are also celebrated here. The Bhagwan Neminath Jayanti is celebrated every year in the month of Shravan Shukla. The Annual Ratha Yatra
Festival is also organized every year in the month of Magha
Shukla. In the same month the Death Anniversary of Parampoojya Acharya Aryanandiji is also celebrated.