Padampura Jain Temple

Posted: 19.07.2012
Updated on: 10.09.2012

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Digamber Jain Temple at Padampura, Padampura Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra

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Padampura Jain Temple

Shri Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra is a Jain pilgrimage centre located in Padampura, Jaipur District of Rajasthan. It is an atishay kshetra, i.e. a "place of miracles. The temple is dedicated to Lord Padmaprabha, the 6th Jain Tirthankara.

History of Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra

According to local tradition, an idol of Lord Padmaprabha was unearthed while digging for foundation of a house by one Moola Jat on the Vaishakh Shukla V.S. 2001 (1944 CE).

This idol is associated with many miracles and legends. It is said that before the idol was discovered the entire village suffered for various problems of water and diseases. However, after the discovery of the idol miraculously all the problems related to water disappeared. Even the death of animals because of different diseases also ended. After many years the villagers were blessed with production of rich crop. Thus the miraculous power of the idol was soon realized by the people. It is also believed that the idol fulfills the desires of the devotees visiting the temple and offering prayers to it.

Temple of Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra

The Temple of Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra houses the beautiful idol of Lord Padmaprabha. This magnificently carved idol is 2 feet and 4 inches in height and is made of white stone. The Tirthankara is depicted in padmasana posture.

The field for the construction of the temple was provided by a charitable businessman Shri Mahorilalji Godha. The beautiful and gorgeous temple has been made of marble and is adorned with magnificently designed spire that is 85 feet height. The foundation stone of this temple was laid by Sir Seth Shri Bhagchandji Soni of Ajmer.

The idol of Bhagwan Padmaprabhu has been installed in the middle of this circular temple on a high shrine. Apart from this main temple building there are ten more shrines and temples located in the immediate vicinity. These temples are dedicated to Lord Bahubali, Lord Mahavira, Lord Padamprabha, Bhagwan Rishabh Dev and Lord Neminath etc. In front of the main temple in the open field a colossus of Lord Padmamprabhu can be seen. The beautiful idol is 27 feet in height.

The Temple of Digambara Jain Atishaya Kshetra organises annual gatherings on Vaishakh Shukla. The day of salvation of Lord Padmaprabha is also celebrated on Phalguna Krishna. The annual procession and functions are also celebrated on the Dashehara. The temple has provisions for dharamshalas or rest houses for the pilgrims.

Name:

Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra

Location:

Padampura

Dedicated to:

Padmaprabha

Sect:

Digambara

Adress:

Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Padampura
Bara Padampura, Jaipur District
Rajasthan, India

Phone no.:

+91 (0)1429 277225, 277210


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