(Last Updated on : 23/06/2012)
Shri Sanderav Teerth is located in Rajasthan
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in the center of the Sanderav village. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shantinath
, the sixteenth Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Sanderav Teerth
According to history Shri Sanderav Teerth dates back to the ancient times. As per reference the teerth kshetra is almost 2500 years old. The idol of Lord Parshvanatha
was installed in the temple during the reign of King Gandharvasen. In the sixteenth century the present idol of Lord Shantinath was installed in the temple during the time of repair and renovation of the temple. As the teerth is very old it is believed that various ancient artistic remains can be excavated from here. 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 Sanderav Teerth
The temple of Shri Sanderav 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 temple extends six feet below the surface level of the ground. Many ancient cellars can be seen in the temple that adorns the beauty of the temple. The idol of the Lord is 75 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. Apart from this there is another splendid temple that is dedicated to Kesariyaji. There is also a seat of Manibhadravir in the upashraya in front of the temple.
The Temple of Sri Sanderav Teerth organises many annual gatherings and functions. Every year a flag is raised on the sixth day of the bright half of the month of Vaishakh. 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 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 railway station is located at Falna that is at a distance of 11 kilometers.