(Last Updated on : 27/06/2012)
Shri Brahmsar Teerth located in Rajasthan
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in the Brahmasar village. The temple is dedicated to Lord Parshvanatha
, the twenty-third Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Brahmsar Teerth
The history Shri Brahmsar Teerth dates back to the ancient times. As per reference the temple was established on the eighth day of the bright half of the month of Magha
in the year 1844 of the Vikram Samvat Era
. The idol was installed by the auspicious hands of Shri Amolakhachandji. This teerth belongs to the Jaisalmer group of five teerths. The idol of Lord Parshvanatha is believed to possess miraculous powers. Thousands of devotees visit the temple from far off places to offer their prayers. It is believed that if prayed with all devotion the Lord fulfils the wishes of the pilgrims.
Temple of Shri Brahmsar Teerth
The temple of Shri Brahmsar Teerth houses the idol of Lord Parshvanatha. The Swetambara
temple has been magnificently decorated with intricate artistic designs. The creative temple work specimens of ancient art and paintings. It houses unique specimens boast about the skills of the craftsmen. The walls and pillars of the temple are adorned with of art and are of a special variety. The idol of the Lord is 75 cm in height and is white in colour. It is seated in a 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. Apart from this there is a place of Dadashri Jinkushalsurisvarja as well as a kund i.e. a stepped pond. These are located at a distance of one and a half kilometres from the temple. It is said that the idol of Acharya made of stone had emerged in front of a merchant. The foot images of the Acharya had been installed on the stone and were surmounted by a hemispherical roof i.e. a Chhatra. It can still be seen here.
The Temple of Sri Brahmsar Teerth organises many annual gatherings and functions. 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 amidst beautiful natural surroundings. 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 Jaisalmer
that is at distance of 13 kilometers.