108.Godiji Parshwanath

108.Godiji Parshwanath

108.Godiji Parshwanath

108.Godiji Parshwanath

Tirth : It is in the Pydhuni locality in the Bombay city.

Mulnayak:  White-coloured idol of Bhagawan Godiji Parshwanath in the Padmasana posture.

Historicity: Today there are here and there delightful idols known by the short and sweet name ‘Godi’. A number of famous and impressive of Bhagawan Parshvanath are known by this name. The original idol of Godiji Parshvanath is not found today. But a number of ancient and impressive installed idols of Godiji Parshvanath are present today. Among them this idol of Godiji Parshvanath in the Pydhuni locality of Bombay is very famous. From the ancient temple of Hamirpur in Rajasthan, this idol was borught to Bombay. This idol of in the Godji Parshvanath temple is delightful, impressive and very ancient. The fort locality of this temple built in the beginning of the ninteenth century, caught horrible fire in the year 1859 of the vikram era. The fire lasted for 72 hours and caused a ruin worth lakhs of rupees. Therefore, many Jain families of the fort locality came to settle in the Pydhuni locality. It was, therefore, decided to take this idol of Godiji Parshvanath to another place. In the year 1868 of the vikram era, a splendid Jain temple was built, the splendid idol of Godiji parshvanath was installed in the new temple. This idol gained grandeur and became famous all around. Nearly ten years ago, without setting a side the idol of Mulnayak, the temple was renovated like a god’s residence. On the tenth day of the bright half of the month of Vaishakh, a flag is raised every years.

Other Temples:In this locality and in the city of Bombay, there are many splendid temples, upashraya, jnanabhandars, pathasalas and iyambilshalas.

Works of art and Sculpture: The idol of Godiji Parshvanath in the fascinating city of Bombay, facinates us. From his delicate eyes, a torrent of boundless compassion capable of melting even a stony heart, flows for it. Even without a parikar, this idol of Godiji Parshvanath looks beautiful. The artistry of this temple which looks bright like a god’s residence, is a speciment of recent heritage of art.
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Guidelines: In the thicklu populated locality known in Mumbai as Pydhuni this temple is by the side the railway line. It is a center of many Jain activities. The generosity of rich shravakas of this city is world famous. This city is known as the city of merry making but its religious spirit as also worth knowing. Bus service and private vehicles are also available. Of the stations of local trains in Bombay, the stations of Grant Road, Chuni Road and Marine linesa, are near this temple. There are many dharamashalas and bhojanashalas in this city.

Trust: Shri Godiji Parshvanath Jain Swetambar Pedhi,
Vijay Vallabh Chawk, Pydhuni, Mumbai (Maharashtra)- 400004.

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