(Last Updated on : 18/06/2012)
Shri Siwana Teerth located in Rajasthan
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in the bottom of a hill in the vicinity of Siyana village. The temple is dedicated to Lord Suvidhinath also known as Lord Pushpadanta
, the Ninth Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Siwana Teerth
According to history Shri Siwana Teerth dates back to the ancient times. Earlier the teerth khetra was named as Sanara. The idol of the Lord was discovered and installed in 1214 in Vikram Samvat Era
by Shri Kumarpal Raja and Shri Hemchandracharyaji. The idol of Lord Suvidhinath is believed to possess miraculous powers. Devotees 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 Siwana Teerth
The temple of Shri Siwana Teerth houses the idol of Lord Suvidhinath. 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. 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 appealing. The smiling face of the Lord looks very calm and serene. Apart from this there is another temple of Bhagwan Rishabh Dev
. The temple has also been decorated beautifully and is worth visiting.
The Temple of Shri Siwana 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 on beautiful natural surroundings on Shivnath River. 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 Bagra. The nearest railway station is located at Bagra at a distance of 18 km and Jhalore at a distance of 36 kms. The nearest airport is located at Ahmedabad