(Last Updated on : 08/06/2012)
Shri Amizara Teerth located in Madhya Pradesh
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in the center of the Amizara village. The temple is dedicated to Lord Parshvanatha
, the twenty-fourth Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Amizara Teerth
According to history Shri Amizara Teerth dates back to the ancient times. Earlier the Amizara teerth khetra was known as Kundanpur. The idol of Lord Parshvanatha was installed in the temple in the year 1548 of the Vikram Samvat Era
at the auspicious hands of the revered Acharya Vijaysomsurishvarji. The idol was regarded to be very miraculous. It was named Amizara Parshvanatha by the local people as much nectar was oozing out of the idol. Much later the Kundanpur village came under the rule of King Sandhiya. The king too experienced the miraculous powers of the lord and thus impressed by it he named the village as Amizara. The idol of Lord Parshvanatha for its miraculous powers is visited by devotees from far off places. They come to offer their prayers at the feet of the Lord and receive his blessings. It is believed that if prayed with all devotion the Lord fulfils the wishes of the pilgrims.
Temple of Shri Amizara Teerth
The temple of Shri Amizara Teerth houses the idol of Lord Amizara 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 137 cm in height and is white in colour. It is seated in a padmasana
posture and is surmounted by nine serpent's 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.
The Temple of Shri Amizara Teerth organises many annual gatherings and functions. A Fair is held every year from the eighth to the thirteenth day of the dark half of the moth of Phalgun
. 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 and Ayambilshala here. The temple is enclosed by scenic beauty that mesmerizes and fascinates the pilgrims. Thus 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 from Delhi
and Badaun. The nearest railway station of Indore is at a distance of 88 kilometers and the nearest town of Dhar
is at a distance of 32 kilometers.