Kaparda Jain Temple

Published: 17.07.2013
Updated: 02.07.2015
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Shri Kaparda Tirth
The town of Kaparoda is situated at a distance of 50 kms from Jodhpur and eight kms from Siladi Railway station. In this town we have a tirtha of four storeys and 95 feet in height. Here in the temple, we have the idol of MULANAYAKA Shri Svayambhu Parshvanath Bhagavan. It is of snuff-colour, some 55 cms in height and in Padmasana posture. This idol came out from the grounds of the deep thickest of babul trees adjoining the Kaparada village on the sacred birth-day of Shri Parshvanath Prabhu in V.S. 1674 i.e. on the tenth day of the dark half of the month of Margashirsha. The idol was installed once more in the temple with a magnanimous religious festival at the sacred hands of Acharya Shri Jinachandrasurishvaraji in the presence of Shri Gajasimha, the king of Jodhpur on the Purnima day of Vaishakha in V.S. 1678. The temple was newly constructed by Shri Bhanaji Bhandari. A time came later when devotees started calling this Shri Prabhu as Svayambhu Parshvanath. Through the adverse effects of time, slowly this tirtha met deterioration.
Then it was the emperor of the Jaina order, the great elevator of tirthas came here and he inspired people for repairs to and renovation of the temple. Following the fervent appeal and deep feelings of the Acharya, Shravakas arranged for the renovation of the temple. On the Vasanta Panchami day of V.S. 1975, the re-installation took place at his auspicious hands. Amichand Gulabchand, the Shreshthi from Paladi spent a big amount in the festival, Other 15 idols were installed at the time. The art of the four storeys is very lovely indeed. The peak which is about 95 feet high is visible from a distance of about 8 kms. One peculiar trait of the peak is the Chowmukhiji in the four storeys.
Main Tirthanker: Shri Svayambhu Parshvanath Bhagavan
Address: Shri Jain Swetambar Prachin Tirth, P.O. Kaparda, Tehsil Bilada, Dist. Jodhpur
City: Kaparda
State: Rajasthan
Country: India
Phone No: 02930 263909/263947
Nearest City: Jodhpur
Surround Places: Jodhpur
Dharmshala: Yes
Bhojanshala: Yes
Nearest Bus Stop: Bilada
Nearest Railway Station: 8 kms
Nearest Air Port: Jodhpur

Shri Kaparda Tirtha


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  1. Acharya
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  5. Jodhpur
  6. Kaparda
  7. Padmasana
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