(Last Updated on : 08/06/2012)
Shri Gudivada Teerth located in Andhra Pradesh
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in the centre of the Gudivada village. The temple is dedicated to Lord Parshvanatha
, the twenty-fourth Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Gudivada Teerth
According to history Shri Gudivada Teerth dates back to the ancient times. The idol of the temple is believed to belong to the eighth century of the Vikram Samvat Era
. As per reference many Jain families resided here and it was once a rich and prosperous place. Since its construction the temple has been repaired and renovated many times and the idol has also been reinstalled. The idol of Lord Parshvanatha is believed to possess miraculous powers. 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 Gudivada Teerth
The temple of Shri Gudivada Teerth houses the idol of Lord 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 temple is black in colour and is seated in a semi padmasana
posture. 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 Reshandigiri Teerth organises many annual gatherings and functions. Every year a fair is held here on the tenth day of the bright half of the month of Magsar. 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. The nearest bus stop and railway station is located at Gudivada which is at a distance of 1.5 kilometers. The nearest airport is located at Hyderabad