(Last Updated on : 06/06/2012)
Shri Peda Amiram Teerth located at Andhra Pradesh
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in the centre of the Peda Amiram village. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vimalnath
, the thirteenth Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Peda Amiram Teerth
According to history Shri Peda Amiram Teerth dates back to the ancient times. It can be judged from the artistic work of the temple that it might be more than a thousand years old. The teerth kshetra is associated with many legends and miracles. As per a legend the idol of the Lord Vimalnath was discovered from underneath the ground almost 85 years ago. The villagers without knowing the significance of the idol kept it away in an unclean place. It resulted in suffering and great other problems of the villagers. The villagers began facing many problems. Soon they could realise the cause behind it and made arrangements of for installing the idol in the temple. It is said that after the idol was properly installed and worshipped it brought about peace and prosperity in the village. Later the idol of the Lord was installed in the new temple on the auspicious eighth day of the month of Magha
in the year 2021 of the Vikram Samvat Era
under the auspicious hands of Munishri Nandavijayji. The idol of Lord Vimalnath is believed to possess miraculous powers. Devotees from far off places visit the temple to offer their prayers and get their wishes fulfilled.
Temple of Shri Peda Amiram Teerth
The temple of Shri Peda Amiram Teerth houses the idol of Lord Vimalnath. 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 nearly 118 cm in height and is black in colour. It is seated in a padmasana
posture. The idol has been beautifully carved and looks very appealing. The face of the Lord looks very calm and serene.
The Temple of Shri Peda Amiram organises many annual gatherings and functions. Every year a fair is held here on the fifteenth day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra
. There are provisions for dharamshalas or rest houses for the pilgrims. These are well equipped with all modern facilities. 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 nearest railway station is located at Bhimavaram at a distance of 4 kilometers from here.