(Last Updated on : 05/07/2012)
Shri Nana Posina Teerth located in Gujarat
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in the centre of the Nana Posina village. The nearest town is Idar. The temple is dedicated to Lord Parshvanatha
, the twenty-third Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Nana Posina Teerth
The historical records of Shri Nana Posina Teerth state that it was a very ancient teerth. The teerth is associated with many legends and miracles. According to a legend a farmer found the idol of the lord under a Kanther tree almost 1200 years ago. He then handed over the idol to the Jain Sangha. The Sangha then constructed a beautiful temple and installed the idol in it. Since its construction the temple has been repaired and renovated several times. The main idol along with many other idols were ceremoniously installed in the temple on the sixth day of the dark half of the month of Posh in the year 2008 of the Vikram Samvat Era
under the auspicious hands of His Holiness Acharyadevshri Labdhisurishvarji Maharaj Saheb. 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 Nana Posina Teerth
The temple of Shri Nana Posina Teerth that houses the idol of Lord Parshvanatha is beautifully decorated. The temple is embellished with intricate artistic designs that have given a magnificent look to the temple. The creative works of the craftsmen depicts their skills. The walls and pillars of the temple are adorned with specimens of ancient art and paintings. The idol of the Lord is 76 cms in height and is white in colour. The idol of the Lord is seated in a padmasana
posture. The lord is surmounted by hood over the head. Being carved out of a single stone, the idol looks very beautiful. The divine face of the Lord looks very calm and serene.
The Temple of Shri Nana Posina Teerth organizes many annual gatherings and functions that are celebrated with much enthusiasm. There are provisions for dharamshalas or rest houses for the pilgrims that are well equipped with all modern facilities. There are also facilities for Upashrays, Ayambilshala and Jnanabhandar. The teerth being situated amidst beautiful natural surroundings attracts many pilgrims. The surrounding greenery and the beauty of the teerth mesmerize and fascinate the pilgrims. The calm and tranquil village environment makes it a perfect place for religious activities. The kshetra is well connected to road, rail and air. Taxi services and bus services are easily available here. This sacred place known as Sabli Posina or Nana Posina is located at a distance of 22 kilometers from Idar in the Sabarkantha District
. This holy place is managed by Anandji Mangalji Pedhi in Idar.