(Last Updated on : 14/06/2012)
Shri Khedbrahma Teerth located Gujarat
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in the city of Khedbrahma. It is 20 Kms from Idar and 40 kms from Kumbhariyaji. The temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavira
, the twenty-fourth Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Khedbrahma Teerth
According to history Shri Khedbrahma Teerth dates back to the ancient times. Earlier it was a big city, and there were many Digambara
Temples here. The present temple of Lord Mahavira is said to be 500 years old. There is one more temple of Shri Adiswar Bhagvan. Khedbrahma is also famous for Nana Ambaji. The idol of Lord Mahavira is believed to possess miraculous powers. Devotees 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 Khedbrahma Teerth
The temple of Shri Khedbrahma Teerth houses the idol of Lord Mahavira. 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. The idol of the Lord is 90 cm in height and is brown 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.
The Temple of Shri Khedbrahma 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 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 in Khedbrahma. The nearest railway station is located at Himatnagar. The closest airport is located at Ahmedabad