(Last Updated on : 02/07/2012)
Shri Mota Posina Teerth located in Gujarat
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in the hills around Mota Poshina. The temple is dedicated to Lord Parshvanatha
, the twenty-third Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Mota Posina Teerth
As per history Shri Mota Posina Teerth is an ancient teerth. The idol of the Lord was found under a tree in the 13th Century A.D. Later King Kumarapala
constructed a beautiful temple here. He also installed the idol in the temple. Since its construction the temple has been repaired and renovated several times. The idol of Lord Parshvanatha is believed to possess miraculous powers and is visited by thousands of Jains and non Jains from far off places. 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 Mota Posina Teerth
The temple of Shri Mota Posina Teerth houses the idol of Shri Vignahara Parshvanatha Bhagwan. 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 idol of the Lord is 105 cms 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 beautiful. The divine face of the Lord looks very calm and serene.
The temple of Sri Mota Posina Teerth organizes many annual gatherings and functions that are celebrated with much enthusiasm. Every year a flag is hoisted on the temple on the tenth day of the bright half of the month of Magasar. 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 bus stand is located at Mota Posina. The nearest railway station is situated in Khedbrahma
at a distance of 45 km and Abu Road at a distance of 52 kms. The closest airport is located at Ahmedabad