(Last Updated on : 10/07/2012)
Shri Jamanpur Teerth located in Gujarat
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in the village Jamanpur near Harij. The temple is dedicated to Lord Chandraprabha
, the eighth Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Jamanpur Teerth
According to historical records Shri Jamanpur Teerth dates back to the ancient period. Many stone piles around and the old buildings can be seen that proves the antiquity of the place. it also states that this was a very large city. Jaitrasinh, Vastupal's secretary established this city in the name of his wife, Jamandevi. It is believed that the teerth belongs to the times earlier than the thirteenth century. The temple was repaired and renovated and finally reinstalled it on the tenth day of the bright half of the month of Vaishakh in the year 1964 of the Vikram Samvat Era. A mention of the eleventh day of the dark half of the month of Vaishakh in the year 1126 of the Vikram Samvat Era
can be seen girdle of the idol of the Lord. It is believed by the pilgrims visiting the temple from far off places that the idol of Lord Chandraprabha possesses miraculous powers. 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 Jamanpur Teerth
The temple of Shri Jamanpur Teerth housing the idol of Lord Chandraprabha has been brilliantly decorated with elaborate artistic designs. The Digambara
temple reflects the artistic work of the craftsmen. The walls and pillars of the temple are adorned with specimens of ancient art and paintings. The idol of the Lord is 42 cm in height and is white in colour. The idol is seated in a padmasana
posture. The smiling face of the Lord looks very calm and serene.
The Temple of Shri Jamanpur Teerth organizes many annual gatherings and functions that are celebrated with much enthusiasm. Every year a fair is held here from the tenth to the fifteenth day of the bright half of the month of Vaishakh. 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 railway station is located at Harij at a distance of 8 kilometres.