(Last Updated on : 14/07/2012)
Shri Aglod Teerth located in Gujarat
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in Mehsana district. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vasupujya Swami
, Twelve Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Aglod Teerth
The history of Shri Aglod Teerth dates back to the ancient times. The old temple here was in dilapidated state. It was later repaired and renovated in the year 2041 of the Vikram Samvat Era
. The renovation work took place under the instruction and guidance of His Holiness Acharya Shrimed Vijaybahuvansurisvarji and his prime disciples. The temple is visited by thousands of devotees from far off places. They come here to offer their prayers to 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 Aglod Teerth
The temple of Shri Aglod Teerth has been brilliantly decorated. The intricate artistic designs enhance the look of the temple. The creative works of the craftsmen depicts their skills. The temple is adorned with three large pinnacles and has been renovated. The temple is 130 ft. long and 82 ft. board. The top of the pinnacle is at an altitude of 53 ft. from the level floor. There is a sanctuary of the temple that is 11 ft. The idol of Bhagawan Adishvar is installed in the cellar of the original temple. Besides, the idols of Gautamswami and Padmavati
Devi are installed in separate small temples. The idol of the Lord is 151cm in height and is seated in padmasana
posture. The idol has been carved out of a single stone and looks stunning. The divine face of the Lord looks very calm and serene. Apart from this there is also a small temple of Manibhadravir. It is located in the square of the chief temple. The idol of the Lord was installed on the fifth day of the bright half of the month of Magha
in to year 1733 of the Vikram Samvat Era. It is said that His Holiness Acharya Shantisomsuriji Maharaj Saheb had observed a fast of 121 days to propitiate Manibhadravir. His reverence and devotion helped him achieve his goal. The incident also made the teerth famous. Three beautiful temples have been built in his honor. The Acharya was born in Ujjain
. His head is worshipped in Magarwada. Devotees worship him with full devotion to receive his blessings. Sukhadi is offered here.
The Temple of Sri Aglod Teerth organizes many annual gatherings and functions that are celebrated with much enthusiasm. Devotees flock here in huge numbers on the fifth day of the bright-half of the month of Magha. There are provisions for dharamshalas or rest houses for the pilgrims that are well equipped with all modern facilities. There are also facilities for Upashrays, Ayambilshala and Jnanabhandar for the pilgrims. The teerth being situated amidst beautiful natural surroundings of the village attracts many pilgrims. The surrounding greenery and the beauty of the teerth mesmerize and fascinate the pilgrims. The calm and tranquil village environment makes it a perfect place for religious activities and also for meditation. 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 Vijapur at a distance of 12 kilometres.