07 December 2016

Godiji Parshwanth Temple in Mumbai 17.4.2012

Godiji Parshwanath  is the name given to several images of the Jain Tirthankar Parshwananth in India, and to the temple where it is the main deity (mulanayaka). Parshwanath was the 23rd Tirthankara who attained nirvana in 777 BCE.
The original image, about 1.5 feet high, was at Gori in Tharparkar district of Pakistan. The original temple still stands, but is empty. It is in village of Gori between Islamkot and Nagarparkar.
Among the images that bear the name Godiji Parshwanth, the best known is Godiji Parshvanath in the Pydhonie locality of Mumbai. It was established in beginning of the eighteenth century in the Fort Jain Deraser area. The image is said to have been brought from Hamirpur in Sirohi district in Rajasthan.
Its 200th anniversary was celebrated in April 15-May 12. 2012.

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