Parshvanatha Statue, Navagraha Teertha, Karnataka
Parshvanatha Statue in Navagraha Teertha is the tallest monolithic statue in India. It is a major pilgrim spot for the Jain community in South India.
(Last Updated on : 05/07/2019)
Parshvanatha Statue is the tallest statue of the Jain
situated in Navagraha Teertha at Varur near Hubli
. This Jain Temple
houses a 61 feet (18.6 m) tall monolithic idol of the Shri Bhagawan Parshvanatha in the Kayotsarga Mudra and the smaller statues of the other 8 Jain Tirthankaras
. The statue is the tallest statue of the Jain deity Parshvanatha in India and weighs 185 tons. Parshvanatha Statue stands on a 48 foot (14.6 m) high pedestal (109 feet total). It is believed that the Graha Doshas of nine planets can be conciliated by worshiping following nine Tirthankaras.
The construction of Navagraha Teertha began in January 2005. The work was supervised by Sri Gunadhar Nandi Maharaj, supported by Sri Dharmasena Bhattaraka Swamiji and hundreds of volunteers with donations from philanthropists.
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