(Last Updated on : 21/06/2012)
Shri Nagahyuda Teerth located in Rajasthan
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in the vicinity of Eklingji
and is surrounded by the hills on a lake. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shantinath
, sixteenth Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Nagahyuda Teerth
According to history Shri Nagahyuda Teerth dates back to the ancient times. Earlier the teerth kshetra was known as Nagahurud. As per reference the teerth was once very rich and prosperous and was resided by many people. It is said that at one time there were 350 temples here. The sound of the bells ringing during the Arti time could be heard from a far off distance. The idol of the Lord looks very graceful. The idol of Lord Shantinath 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 Nagahyuda Teerth
The temple of Shri Nagahyuda Teerth houses the idol of Lord Shantinath. 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 270 cm in height and is black 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 Nagahyuda 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. Being surrounded by the hills 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 Eklingji
. The nearest railway station and airport are located at Udaipur
. The chief cities located in the vicinity of this teerth kshetra are Eklingji and Udaipur.