SHRI BHOYANI TIRTH
PRESIDING DEITY AND LOCATION :
Shri Mallinath Bhagwan in white color, seated in a lotus posture, of height 104 Cms in a shrine near Bhoyni village. (Shve).
ANTIQUITY AND SALIENT FEATURES :
It is stated that this place at one time was famous as Padmavati city. From plenty of broken art creations and ancient idols recovered from fields and ponds in this area, it is clearly evident that this place is very ancient and at one time it may be having many Jain temples. The present beautiful and celestial idol was discovered in the field here while digging a well in Vikram year 1930, which on Magh Sukla 10 in Vikram year 1943 was ceremonially installed among scenes of great festivity in this newly constructed beautiful and magnificent temple. It is stated that when the well was being dug in the filed, farmers used to hear sounds from somewhere, the exact location of which could not be guessed. As soon as, on digging, the idol appeared, the sounds stopped suddenly. The idol is like female both pretty and attractive. Such an ancient idol of Sri Mallinath Bhagwan in female like face is nowhere to be seen.
Besides this, there is no other temple nearby.
APPROACH – ROUTE :
The railway station of Bhoyani road is 400 meters from the temple and is between Kalol and Bahucharaji 16 Kms away from Kadi. Nearby large town is Kadi where buses and taxis are available. Buses and cars can go right upto the temple. Ahemdabad is around 60 Kms away.
AMENITIES FOR JAIN PILGRIMS :
For lodging there is a dharamshala with all facilities and a bhojanshala for meals are available.
MANAGED BY :
Shri Mallinath Maharaj Karkhana Trust
P.O. Bhoyani – 382 145
Dist : Ahemdabad , Gujarat.
Tel: 02715 – 50204.