(Last Updated on : 06/06/2012)
Shri Amalner Teerth located in Maharashtra
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The Teerth Kshetra is situated in the Amalner city. The temple is dedicated to Lord Parshvanatha
, the twenty-fourth Tirthankara.
History of Shri Amalner Teerth
According to history Shri Amalner Teerth dates back to the ancient times. Te temple of Lord Parshvanatha was constructed by Shri Sangha in the year 1920 of the Vikram Samvat Era
. The image of the Lord is also believed to be 500 years old. Later when the temple became old the idol was shifted to the new temple. The idol was thus re-installed at the auspicious hands of the revered Acharya Vijayashodevji in the year 2007 of the Vikram Samvat Era. Earlier the idol of Lord Parshvanatha was surmounted by twelve hoods but one of the hoods broke thus presently the idol is adorned with eleven new hoods. The idol of Lord Parshvanatha is believed to possess miraculous powers. This temple was made by many idol-worshippers and shravakas in Maharashtra. Devotees from far off places visit the temple to offer their prayers. It is believed that if prayed with all devotion the Lord fulfils the wishes of the pilgrims.
Temple of Shri Amalner Teerth
The temple of Shri Amalner Teerth houses the deity of Girua Parshvanatha. The temple has been magnificently decorated with intricate artistic designs. The creative temple work boast about the skills of the craftsmen. The idol of the Lord is almost 27 cm in height and is black in colour. It is seated in a padmasana
posture and is surmounted by serpent hoods. The idol has been beautifully carved from a single stone and looks very appealing. The smiling face of the Lord looks very calm and serene. A part from this there are five other Jain temples located here.
The Temple of Shri Amalner Teerth organises many annual gatherings and functions. There are provisions for dharamshalas or rest houses for the pilgrims. These are well equipped with all modern facilities. Apart from this there are Upashrays, an Ayambilshala and a Jnanabhandar. The temple is enclosed by scenic beauty that mesmerises and fascinates the pilgrims. The calm and tranquil environment and the surrounding greenery make it a suitable place for religious activities. The kshetra is well connected to road, rail and air. Taxi services and bus services are easily available here. The temple is located on the Surat-Bhusaval railway line. This teerth of Amalner, is at a distance of two kilometers from the main railway station. It is at a distance of 55 kilometers from Jalgaun and at a distance of 29 kilometers from Dulia.