(Last Updated on : 19/06/2012)
Shri Devkulpatak Teerth located at Rajasthan
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in at the foot of hills outside the Delvada village. The temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Rishabh Dev
, the first Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Devkulpatak Teerth
According to history Shri Devkulpatak Teerth dates back to the ancient times. Earlier the teerth kshetra is known as Devkapatak. It was then a very rich and prosperous city and was resided by many people. There were many temple and idols built here. Once there was a subterranean passage from here to Nagda
. The teerth belongs to the group of five teerths of Mavad. Since its construction of the temple has been repaired and renovated several times. The temple has been renovated in the year 1469 of the Vikram Samvat Era
. Its last renovation was accomplished in the year V.S. 1954. The idol of Bhagwan Rishabh Dev is believed to possess miraculous powers. Thousands of Jains and non Jains 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 Devkulpatak Teerth
The temple of Shri Devkulpatak Teerth houses the idol of Bhagwan Rishabh Dev. The Swetambara
temple has been magnificently decorated with intricate artistic designs. The creative temple work boast about the skills of the craftsmen. The walls and pillars of the temple are adorned with specimens of ancient art and paintings. The peaks and domes of the temple have been beautifully crafted and look very appealing. The idol of the Lord is 105 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 are three other temples and they belong to the fifteenth century. These have also been beautifully carved with attractive designs. Shetrunjayavatar and Girnaravatar are also installed on two hills here. The foot images of Bhagwan Adinath, the idols of Draupadi
and the five Pandavas
can be seen here. The ancient artistry of these idols is beyond any description. Other than these there are many large ancient idols in the cellar.
The Temple of Shri Devkulpatak 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 teertha 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 bus stop is located at Delvada. The nearest railway station is located at Udaipur at a distance of 22 kms. The nearest airport is located at Udaipur