(Last Updated on : 21/06/2012)
Shri Khudala Teerth located in Rajasthan
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in the Khudala village. The temple is dedicated to Lord Dharmanath
, fifteenth Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Khudala Teerth
According to history Shri Khudala Teerth dates back to the ancient times. As per reference the temple is said to have been built by Sorashah, the son of Ramdev of the Porval lineage and Naldhar. The inscription of the idol states that it was built in the year 1243 of the Vikram Samvat Era
. The idol was later plastered. The idol of Lord Dharmanath 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 Khudala Teerth
The temple of Shri Khudala Teerth houses the idol of Lord Dharmanath. 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 enamel painting done at the time of renovation is beautiful and brilliant. The idol of the Lord is 60 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.
The Temple of Shri Khudala Teerth organises many annual gatherings and functions. Every year on the sixth day of the dark half of the month of Vaishakha, a flag is hoisted here. 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 Falna at a distance of 3 kms. The nearest railway station is also located at Falna. The closest airport is located at Udaipur