(Last Updated on : 18/06/2012)
Shri Virwada Teerth located in Rajasthan
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in the vicinity of Virwada Village. It is surrounded by hills. The temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavira
, the twenty-fourth Jain Tirthankara.
History of Shri Virwada Teerth
According to history Shri Virwada Teerth dates back to the ancient times. As per reference the terrth kshetra is almost 800 years old. It was once a very rich and prosperous city and was resided by many people. The repair and renovation of the temple was done in Vikram Samvat Era 1442. The temple finds its mention in the Tirthmala written by Shri Megh Kavi of the Vikram Samvat Era
1446. The idol of Lord Mahavira 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 Virwada Teerth
The temple of Shri Virwada Teerth houses the idol of Shri Purusdaniya Parshvanatha Bhagwan. 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 90 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 are also attractive temples dedicated to Lord Sambhavnath
and Lord Vimalnath
located in the compound. These temples have also been decorated beautifully and are worth visiting.
The Temple of Shri Virwada 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 Shirohi. The nearest railway station is also located at Shirohi. The nearest airport is located at Ahmedabad