27.01.2012 ►Kelwa ►Andheri Ori

Published: 22.02.2012
Updated: 18.03.2013

2012 Karuna's Mewar Tour

We reached Kelwa where Acharya Bhikshu in 1760 had founded Terapanth order at a place called Andheri Ori, the dark location. There was no light at this time in the old temple, and so it still is until today.

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Anuvrat building Kelwa, erected all around Andheri Ori (dark site) where in 1760 Acharya Bhikshu founded Terapanth order.

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In and around Andheri Ori many monkeys have found an undisturbed home.

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Entrance to the old temple now called Andheri Ori where Terapanth sect had been founded in 1760.

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Rural decoration showing founder of Terapanth, Acharya Bhikshu

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Tirthankara Rishabha (Adinatha), first Tirthankara of this cycle.

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Entry to old temple. On the marble platform under the photo of Acharya Bhikshu only Acharyas of Terapanth sect sit, nobody else.

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Wall decoration showing scenes of Acharya Bhikshus life.

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Acharya Bhikshu's Diksha.

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Acharya Bhikshu and his monks after foundation of Terapanth order.

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Acharya Bhikshu giving Diksha to the first three nuns of his newly found order.

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Acharya Bhikshu and his monks accepted by lay followers who from then support him.

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Acharya Bhikshu and one of the monks of his order being biten by a snake, but not hurt by it.

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Inside Andheri Ori

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Acharya Bhikshu and the first three monks following him.

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Tree in front of Andheri Ori, where are the monkeys?

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Kelwa bus station, in front Manish Jain, friend of driver Jagdish.

When we left the building, our attention was caught by the many monkeys living in a nearby old tree. They trustingly approached children offering snacks from their hand to them.

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