(Last Updated on : 03/07/2012)
Sri Padmaprabhuji Teerth located in Rajasthan
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated outside the Bada village. The temple is dedicated to Lord Padmaprabha
, the sixth Jain Tirthankara.
History of Sri Padmaprabhuji Teerth
According to the historical records Sri Padmaprabhuji Teerth dates back to the ancient times. As per references a farmer saw this beautiful, idol while he was digging on the fifth day of the bright half of the month of Vaishakh in the year 2001 of the Vikram Samvat Era
. The idol of the Lord had been unearthed from the ground. It is a very old idol. The farmer then constructed a beautiful temple on a raised platform and installed the idol in it. The idol of Lord Padmaprabha is believed to possess miraculous powers. The temple is visited by thousands of devotees from far off places. They come here to offer their prayers to the Lord and receive his blessings. It is believed that if prayed with all devotion the Lord fulfils the wishes of the pilgrims.
Temple of Sri Padmaprabhuji Teerth
The temple of Sri Padmaprabhuji Teerth houses the idol of Lord Padmaprabha. The 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. A vast assembly hall is also built in the temple. The idol of the Lord is 67 cm in height and is rose coloured. It is seated in a padmasana
posture on a lotus flower. 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. Apart from this there is also a small temple constructed here from where the idol was found. The raised platform on which the idol was kept for eighteen years can still be seen here.
The Temple of Sri Padmaprabhuji Teerth organizes many annual gatherings and functions that are celebrated with much enthusiasm. 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 in the midst of beautiful natural surroundings. Being located in a village the temple is enclosed by scenic beauty and greenery that mesmerizes and fascinates the pilgrims. The calm and tranquil environment makes the teerth 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 Padmapura that is at a distance of 6 kilometers on the Savaimadhopur railway line. The chief city of Jaipur
is located at a distance of 34 kilometers from the teerth kshetra.