Shri Vighnapahaar Parshvanath Swetambar Jain Tirth, Shri Mota Posinaji Jain Murtipujak Derasar Trust, Post: Mota Posina-383 422, Taluka: Khedbrahma, District: Sabarkantha, Gujarat State, India. Phone:02775-283471, 02775-283330.
Mulnayak: Nearly 68 cms, high white-coloured idol of Bhagwan Vighnapahaar Parshvanath in the Padmasana posture.
Tirth: It is in the village Mota Posina of the Khedbrahma Taluka.
Historicity: This is an ancient city and the temple is said to belong to the 15th century of the Vikram era. Acharya Somsundarsurishvarji was a great Jyotishacharya of Jain religion. Shresthi Gopal, on hearing the spiritual discourses of Acharya Somsundarsurishvarji, decided to build a temple in his native village of Mota Posina. When the beautiful temple was constructed, his wife and daughter got the idol of Bhagwan Parshvanath ceremonially installed in the temple by the revered hands of Acharya Shri Somsundarsurishvarji in V.S.1477. At an auspicious hour the installation ceremony was performed but a calamity happened. Suddenly, a fire broke out and there was a fear among the people that the temple will be destroyed. Instead, a miracle happened. The fire that had suddenly ignited, got extinguished without doing any harm. The name ‘Vighnapahar Parshvanath’ came out from the mouths of the people who were astonished to see this and hence this Parshvanath came to be known as Vighnapahaar Parshvanath. Another name for Vighnapahar Parshvanath is Vighnahara Parshvanath. In V.S. 1481, another small temple was built in the premises of this temple by Shresthi Mandan. In V.S.1491,Shresthi Arjun got an idol of Bhagwan Adinath installed by the revered hands of Acharya Somsundarsurishvarji. A flag is hoisted in this temple on the 11th day of the dark half of the month of Jeth.
Other temples: There are 4 other temples here. In the temple of Shantinath Bhagwan, V. S.1281 is written on the idol. In the Neminath temple, V.S. 1888 is written on the idol. Kshetrapalji in the temple of Mahaveer Swami is very miraculous. This shows the antiquity of these temples. All these 5 temples were renovated in the 17th century by Acharya Shri Vijaydevsuriji.
Works of art and Sculpture: This is a very ancient and sacred place.The temple is ancient, beautiful and very artistic. The idol is very miraculous and awe-inspiring. There are many trees and hills around. The temple, therefore, looks very splendid and beautiful.
Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Khedbrahma is at a distance of 45 kms. and Abu road is at a distance of 52 kms. from here. This sacred place is at a distance of 29kms. from Kumbhariyaji. Bus service and private vehicles are available from here. At a distance of 8 kms. from this place there is a beautiful hill. By crossing it, one can go to Rajasthan. Dharamshala and Bhojanshala facilities are available here.
Scripture: A history of this temple is available in the “28 Slokas” written by Charitraratna Ganivar, a disciple of Acharya Somsundarsurishvarji.
Trust: Shri Vighnapahaar Parshvanath Swetambar Jain Tirth, Shri Mota Posinaji Jain Murtipujak Derasar Trust, Post: Mota Posina-383 422, Taluka: Khedbrahma, District: Sabarkantha, Gujarat State, India. Phone:02775-283471, 02775-283330.