(Last Updated on : 05/07/2012)
Shri Bodeli Teerth located in Gujarat
is a Jain pilgrimage center. The teerth kshetra is situated in the center of the Bodeli
town. The temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavira
, the twenty-fourth Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Bodeli Teerth
As per the historical records Shri Bodeli Teerth dates back to the ancient times. This temple was formally installed by the auspicious hands of the revered hands of Acharya Vijayasamudrasurisvarji on the auspicious ninth day of the bright half of the mouth of Vaishakh in the year 2011 of the Vikram Samvat Era
. The idol of Lord Mahavira is believed to possess miraculous powers and is visited by thousands of Jains and non Jains 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 Bodeli Teerth
The temple of Shri Bodeli Teerth has been decorated attractively. The intricate artistic designs of the temple enhance the look of the temple. The walls and pillars of the temple are adorned with specimens of ancient art and paintings. The image of the Lord 104 cm in height and is white in colour. It is seated in a padmasana
posture. The idol being carved from a single stone looks stunning. The divine face of the Lord looks very calm and serene.
The Temple of Shri Bodeli Teerth organizes many annual gatherings and functions that are celebrated with much enthusiasm. 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 teerth is situated in the midst of beautiful natural surroundings. Being located in a village the temple is enclosed by scenic beauty and greenery that mesmerizes and fascinates the pilgrims. The calm and tranquil environment makes the teerth 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 stand is located at Sirhind approximately halfway between Ambala
. The nearest railway station is located at Bodeli
. This sacred place is on the Khandva Vadodara