(Last Updated on : 12/06/2012)
Sri Bhorol Teerth located in Gujarat
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in Bhorol at a distance of 60 kms from Deesa. The temple is dedicated to Lord Neminatha
, Twenty-Second Jain Tirthankara.
History of Sri Bhorol Teerth
According to history Sri Bhorol Teerth dates back to the ancient times. Many ruins of ancient images and temples have been unearthed from this place that proves its antiquity. Earlier Bhorol had been a rich and a prosperous town upto the fifteenth century. Many Jain temples and idols were built and installed here. It served as the residence of Jain Shravakas. Many idols have been excavated from the earth. An unbroken idol of Shri Neminath Bhagavan of black colour was found from a broken hillock of an old tank. It looks very impressive and attractive. As per reference the temple of Lord Neminath was constructed in 1261 of the Vikram Samvat Era
at the time of sermonizing of Acharya Shri Punyatilaka Surishvaraji. Shri Jayaprabhu Surishvaraji ceremoniously installed the image of Shri Neminath Bhagavan in the Bhorol Temple. It is believed that the old temple must have been in existence before Sheth Punjalal constructed the present temple. The new temple was built in V.S. 1922 on the third day of the bright half of Bhadrapada. Both Jains and non-jains propitiate it in all faith and devotion. The idol of Lord Neminatha 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 Sri Bhorol Teerth
The temple of Sri Bhorol Teerth houses the idol of Lord Neminatha. The temple has been magnificently decorated with intricate artistic designs. The creative temple work boast about the skills of the craftsmen. The idol of the Lord is black in complexion and is about 76 cm in height. It is seated in a padmasana
posture. In ancient days this teertha was known by the names Pipalpur-Patan, Pipalagrama and others. 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. Many attractive unbroken images of the times of King Samprati can also be seen here. These adorn the temple complex. Apart from the main temple another splendid temple can be seen in the vicinity. The temple is adorned with 1444 attractive pillars. There are 72 devkulikas meaning small temples here. There is also a large well with steps leading downwards. These were constructed in the ancient times.
The Temple of Sri Bhorol Teerth organises many annual gatherings and functions. Every year on the fifteenth day of the months of Kartika and Magashar a fair is held here. 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 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 Dhima at a distance of 10 kilometres. The nearest railway station is situated at Deesa
at a distance of 78 kilometres. The closest airport is located at Ahmedabad