(Last Updated on : 27/06/2012)
Shri Radbar Teerth located in Rajasthan
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in at the foot of the hill outside the village of Radbar. The temple is located in a lonely place away from the main city. The temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavira
, the twenty-fourth Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Radbar Teerth
According to history Shri Radbar Teerth dates back to the ancient times. As per reference the teerth kshetra was once a very rich and prosperous city and was resided by many people. This teerth is believed to be nearly 1400 years old. The idol of Lord Mahavira 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 Radbar Teerth
The temple of Shri Radbar 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 and paintings. The idol of the Lord 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 smiling face of the Lord looks very calm and serene.
The Temple of Sri Radbar Teerth organizes many annual gatherings and functions. Every year a flag is hoisted in the temple on the ninth day of the bright half of the month of Ashad. 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 amidst beautiful natural surroundings. The temple is enclosed by scenic beauty that mesmerizes 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 railway station is located at Javaibandh that is 32 kilometers away from the temple. The chief city of Posalia is situated at a distance of 6.5 kms.