12.12.2012 ►Narlai ►Ancient Neminath Idol Vandalised

Published: 23.12.2012
Updated: 05.07.2015

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12.12.2012 ►Narlai ►Ancient Neminath Idol Vandalised


Narlai, 12.12.2012

Bad News for nonviolence lovers. In Rajasthan, the ancient Jain village Narlai (Nadlai) is located near Ranakpur-Sadri in Pali District.

Narlai possess many ancient Jain temples. There are numerous Jain temples at Narlai and it is also one of the Panch Tirths in Rajasthan's Godwad region.

On 12th December, 2012, approx. in a 6000 year old Nadlei Neminath Bhagwan Jain Tirth, one Jain idol was vandalized. By whom, same is still unknown.

This Idol was on a mount called Narlai's Girnar Tirth and as per local history it was constructed by descendant of Lord Krishna. And Narlai Jain Sangh must have hence kept name of this on Girnar as it is dedicated to Jain communities 22nd Tirthankar Bhagwan Neminath. As we all know Lord Krishna and 22nd Tirthankar Bhagwan Neminath were first cousins and were beloved friends.

On whole mount there was only one ancient idol that was of Bhagwant Neminath. Narlai has one Adinath temple built originally by King Samprati.



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