MEHSANA TIRTH  
   
mehsana

This majestic sky-scraping temple is in the fore-front of Jain temples; outside Mehsana on the national highway to Ahmedabad. Here is seated the idol of MULANAYAKA Shri Simandhara Swami; white in complexion, 3.68 metres in height and in Padmasana posture. This can well be considered to be the foremost of the temples in the whole country with its majestic art and with the present (roving) tirthankara and the lord of the mahatirtha Shri Simandhara Swami presiding over it. In the science of architecture such a temple is known as KAILSAPRASADA because of its vastness.

 

The art of the idol 145 inches in height. Its flag fluttering 125 feet high, sends as if the message of dharma to far-off places architecture; with its outer part and also rich in art pleasing to the eyes and the heart. In the pavilion, vast deep one will have DARSHAN of revered six Jineshvaras and a view of artistic subtle carving in the dome yields unparalleled delight to the viewer; experiencing as if a feeling of sublimity. The installation of the tirtha took place on the sixth day of the bright half of Vaishakha in the year 2028 V.S. under the able inspiration of the most revered Acharya Maharaj Shri Kailasasagarasuriji over there is Shri Manamohana Parshvanath Bhagavan. Thus, in this tirtha there are 14 other temples in addition to the Jain temple of Shri Simandhara Swami.