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SHRI CHANVALESHWAR PARSHVANATH, RAJASTHAN
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Name :
Shri Chanvaleshwar Parshvanath Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Chainpura
Is an Atishaya Kshetra (Place of Miracles).

Address :
Shri Chanvaleshwar Parshvanath Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra
Mukam – Chainpura, Post – Bagundar, Taluka – Jahajpur, District – Bhilwara (Raj.)
Phone 01489-239143

Management Committee :
Shri Chanvaleshwar Parshvanath Digamber Jain Atishaya Teerth Kshetra Committee
Place & Post – Bagundar, Taluka – Jahajpur, District – Bhilwara (Raj.)
Phone 01485-237067

Chair Person :
Shri Sugan Chand Jain
Place & Post – Mandalgarh, District – Bhilwara (Raj.) Pin – 311604
Phone 01489-230052, 230032

Secretary :
Shri Ghisalal Godha
Place & Post – Bagundar, Taluka – Jahajpur, District – Bhilwara (Raj.)
Phone 01485-237067

Nearby City :
Mandalgarh 38 km
Bhilwara 55 km
Jahajpur 45 km
Kachhola 10 km
Kotadi 25 km

About Chanvaleshwar :

Chanvaleshwar Parshvanath Atishaya Kshetra is famous for Bhagwan Parshvanath’s Padmasana idol of Grey color & its so many miracles. It is about one thousand years old. It was found on the top of high hill of ‘Kalighati Kshetra’ in ‘Arawali’ mountain range while digging the earth.
According to inscriptions got from Bijoliya Atishaya Kshetra, the Samavsharan of Bhagwan Parshvanath also visited high hill of Chanvaleshwar. Therefore this Kshetra is the devotional center for Jain devotees & non-Jain devotees, made pious by the footsteps of Bhagwan Parshvanath. The previous name of this hill was ‘Chulgiri’.
It is said that about 1000 years ago one cow keeper used to take the cow of Digamber Jain Seth Nathmal Shah for grazing on the hill. Cow did not used to give milk after coming back from grazing. One day cow owner asked the reason from the cow keeper that why cow is not giving milk.
Cow keeper then decided to observe the cow & he went wherever the cow went. After acute observation cow keeper saw that cow is giving up all her milk at one specific place on the hill.
The cow keeper told about this miracle to the cow owner. The cow owner (Seth) was surprised to hear about the miracle. On the night of same day the cow owner Seth Nathmal Shah saw in his dream that there is one idol of Bhagwan Parshvanath under place where cow used to give up her milk. The cow owner in his dream also got the order of installing the idol of Bhagwan Parshvanath in Jain Temple.
Next morning Seth Nathmal Shah visited the place with his companions, which he saw in his dream and after reciting Namokar Mahamantra he ordered to dig carefully. Thus 2 feet high tall Sand stone’s Grey colored Padmasana idol of Bhagwan Parshvanath was found. Seth Nathmal Shah got constructed the magnificent high spire temple on 10th of Vaishakh Shukla V.S. 1272 after organizing ‘Panch Kalyanka Prathishtha’, he installed the idol in the magnificent temple. The idol is miraculous & various stories related to the miracles are quite popular among people.

Main Temple and `Idol :

Chanvaleshwar Parshvanath Atishaya Kshetra is on the hill and is surrounded by rampart of three stages.
Main temple is constructed within the square area of 16X20 feet on the peak of mountain. The 2 feet high idol of principal deity is surmounted by serpent hoods and it is in Padmasana. An attractive ‘Choubeesee’ of black stone is present on one side of principal deity. The sculptures one Padmasana idol & two Khadgasana idols are engraved on the entrance door of the temple.

Temple Timings & Kind of :
Digamber From 6 AM to 9 PM
Darshan according ‘Shwetambar’ tradition are available every year only on ‘9th of Posh Krishna’ from 9 AM to 6 PM & on ‘10th of Posh Krishna’ from 7 AM to 9 AM, Rest of the year Darshans available as per ‘Digambars’.

Other Temple :

In front of main temple the 5 feet 3 inch high Khadgasana idol of Bhagwan Parshvanath is present inside the altar.
The one temple is constructed in valley of mountain. This temple is called as ‘Kakiji ka Mandir’.
The effect of Kalchuri periodic art of 10th – 11th century is clearly visible in idols of this temple. 105 Jain idols are made on one stone under one Kalchuri periodic umbrella.

Natural Scenario :
The ‘Banas River’ flows near the hill on which this temple is present. The area is
surrounded by natural greenery & whole Kshetra look quite beautiful.

Annual Gathering :
Every year on 9th & 10th of Posh Krishna the fair is organized on the occasion of ‘Parshvanath Jayanti’. On 2nd of Asoj Krishna collective ‘Kshamavani’ festival & ‘Kalashabhishek’ festival is organized.

Facilities :

There are 50 rooms available in Dharmashala of this Kshetra, food, bed & utensils are also available.

Means of approach :
By Road: - Taxis are available at all time from Mandalgarh, Jahajpur, Bhilwara, Shahpura. Buses are always available for Bhilwara from Kota, Jaipur, Udaipur & from many other cities.
Train: - Mandalgarh railway station present on the Neemuch-Baroda & Neemuch-Agra Fort line. Chanvaleshwar is 40 km away from Mandalgarh, taxis are available from there.

Nearby Places :
Shri Digamber Jain Parshwanath Teerth Kshetra Bijoliya – 75 km,
Shri Munisuvratnath Dig. Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Keshavrai Patan – 135 km

 

Source: http://www.jainteerth.com

 
 

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