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Published: 07.05.2015
Updated: 02.07.2015

Idols and foot print of Dadaguru Jin Kushal Suri in Malpura Dadabadi

Main foot print of Dadaguru Jin Kushal Suri in Malpura Dadabadi

Main foot print of Dadaguru Jin Kushal Suri in Malpura Dadabadi

Exclusive Ruby gemstone idol of Jin Kushal Suri in Malpura Dadabadi

Exclusive Ruby gemstone idol of Jin Kushal Suri in Malpura Dadabadi

Sri Jineshwar Suri, founder of Khartar Gachchh sec of Swetambar Jain

Sri Jineshwar Suri, founder of Khartar Gachchh sec of Swetambar Jain

Sri Jin Dutt Suri, first Dadaguru

Sri Jin Dutt Suri, first Dadaguru

Dadaguru Jin Kushal Suri idol

Dadaguru Jin Kushal Suri idol

Dadaguru Sri Jin Chandra Suri who preached Mogul emperor Akbar

Dadaguru Sri Jin Chandra Suri who preached Mogul emperor Akbar

Malpura Dadabadi, a famous Jain temple of Dadaguru Jin Kushal Suri


Malpura Dadabadi is a famous Jain pilgrimage center in Tonk district in Rajasthan near Jaipur. The town is 95 KM from Jaipur. Malpura has almost same distance from Ajmer Sharif. The place is well connected with bus routes from both the places. It is renowned for Jin Kushal Suri, third Dadaguru.

Jin Kushal Suri left for his heavenly abode some seven centuries back at Deraur in Pakistan. It is told that a devotee of Jin Kushal Suri at Malpura could not believe the news of his death. He told himself,"I will believe the sad news if Dadaguru himself will tell me about his death."

Jin Kushal Suri came from the heaven to satisfy the urge of his devotee in Malpura. He shew himself standing over a Grey stone. The stone is kept as it is while building the Dadabadi. Pilgrims and devotees worship the stone as his foot print. A beautiful Dadabadi is build to pay homage Dadaguru.

Sri Jain Swetambar Khartargachchh Sangh, Jaipur is managing this Dadabadi since long time along with several other Swetambar Jain temples and Dadabadi in and around Jaipur. All state of the art facilities are available in Malpura such as food and lodging, library, dispensary etc free of charge for the pilgrims and devotees.

It is worth noted that Dada Jin Kushal Suri was an Acharya in Khartargachchha clan of Swetambar Jain. He is widely worshiped among his devotees all over India and overseas. Hundreds of Dadabadis are built in his name all over India and in some places overseas.

I have posted here few images of Malpura Dadabadi and some videos about other Dadabadis and Dadaguru puja.

Stone inscriptions in the main hall of Malpura Dadabadi

Dadaguru Sermon

Dadaguru Sermon

Funeral procession of Manidhari Jin Chandra Suri, second Dadaguru

Funeral procession of Manidhari Jin Chandra Suri, second Dadaguru

Jin Chandra Suri, fourth Dadaguru is preaching Mogul emperor Akbar

Jin Chandra Suri, fourth Dadaguru is preaching Mogul emperor Akbar

Miracle of Dadaguru

Miracle of Dadaguru

An Unique "Ruby" idol and other idols at Malpura Dadabadi


Do you want to see an unique statue? An idol made of a very big size ruby? If yes, then come to Malpura Dadabadi, a pilgrimage center of Swetambar Jain. The idol of Jin Kushal Suri, third Dadaguru is made of a single stone. The idol weighs 125,000 carats i.e. twenty five Kilograms at present. Mr. Pukhraj Lunia, a devotee of Jin Kushal Suri and a gemstone dealer has gifted this idol to the temple.

Ruby is a precious gemstone and it is difficult o find a ruby gemstone of this big size. It requires at least 100 Kg of rough gemstone to make an idol weighing 25 Kg.

There are several other idols of Jain Acharya such as Jineshwar Suri, founder of Khartar Gachchh, Jin Dutt Suri, Manidhari Jin Chandra Suri, Jin Kushal Suri and Jin Chandra Suri. Photographs of these idols are posted above along with the main foot print. All these Jain Acharya but Sri Jineshwar Suri are renowned as Dadaguru.

Malpura Dadabadi and the main hall

Malpura Dadabadi, an exclusive view

Malpura Dadabadi, an exclusive view

Malpura Dadabadi, inside the main hall Image 1

Malpura Dadabadi, inside the main hall Image 1

Malpura Dadabadi, inside the main hall Image 2

Malpura Dadabadi, inside the main hall Image 2

Malpura Dadabadi, Mulgambhara inside the main hall

Malpura Dadabadi, Mulgambhara inside the main hall

Malpura Dadabadi and Dharmshala

Malpura Dadabadi and Dharmshala

Vasupujya Swami, Ambika Devi temple and Dharmshala at Malpura

There are Sri Vasupujya Swami and Ambika Devi temples built in both sides of Jin Kushal Suri Dadabadi. Vasupoojya is 12th Tirthankar in Jain traditions.The temple is built in traditional Nagar style. There are two floors in this temple and main deity in first floor is Shankheshwar Parasnath. Vasupoojya Swami is placed as main deity in the inner sanctum of ground floor. There are several other idoks in this temple such as Gandhar Gautam and Sudharma Swami, Padmavati Devi etc.

Ambika Devi is Adhishtayika of Jain Tirthankar Sri Neminath alias Arishtnemi and also of the Khartar Gacch clan. There are idols of Chakreshwari Devi, Chanda Devi, Laxmi and Saraswati in this temple. There are stone inlays of 52 Veer and 64 Yogini.

These temples are surrounded by gardens, Upashray and Dharmshala and have marvelous ambiance. The management provides free food and lodging to all pilgrims visiting Malpura Dadabadi.

Sources
hubpages.com, Jyoti Kothari
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  1. Acharya
  2. Ajmer
  3. Akbar
  4. Arishtnemi
  5. Dadabadi
  6. Dadaguru
  7. Dharmshala
  8. Gacch
  9. Gandhar
  10. Jain Temple
  11. Jain Temples
  12. Jaipur
  13. Jin
  14. Jin Chandra Suri
  15. Jin Dutt Suri
  16. Jin Kushal Suri
  17. Jyoti Kothari
  18. Khartar Gacch
  19. Khartar Gachchh
  20. Laxmi
  21. Malpura
  22. Malpura Dadabadi
  23. Neminath
  24. Padmavati
  25. Puja
  26. Rajasthan
  27. Sanctum
  28. Sangh
  29. Saraswati
  30. Shankheshwar
  31. Sudharma Swami
  32. Swami
  33. Swetambar
  34. Tirthankar
  35. Tonk
  36. Upashray
  37. Vasupujya
  38. Veer
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