Udaipur To Nakodaji temple
Parshvanath Temple Nakoda is one of the villages in Barmer district of Rajasthan. This place got popular due to the Parshvanath Temple, Nakoda. Though Rajasthan is famous for its majestic forts and grand palaces it is equally famous for its religious places as well. This temple was built in veneration of the 12th Tirthankara, Parshvanath. This temple holds an important place amongst the various other Religious Places in Rajasthan. This temple is an important stopover for the travelers who are on their pilgrim tour of Rajasthan.
History of Parshvanath Temple, Nakoda
Parshvanath Temple at Nakoda has a history that dates back to 1224 A.D during the Vikram Era. The idol of Parshvanath was kept under covers for protection. Earlier this temple was of Mahavira.
As per historical references, Nakoda is related to a person named Nakorsen who lived in the third century before Vikram era. It was Nakorsen who had founded a city called Nakor , which in course of time became famous as Nakoda. Nakorsen had got a temple constructed here which was consecrated by the lotus hands of Acharya Sthoolibhadra. The glory of Lord Parshwanath and the protecting deity of the pilgrimage Shree Bhairavji Maharaj is so much world-renowed that they are considered by the devotees as 'Haath-Ka-Huzoor' (Lord at hand) and 'Jaagti Jot' (Living light).
Description of Parshvanath Temple, Nakoda
The ambience in and around this temple is very calm and offers a bliss which is simply captivating. It is surrounded from all the sides by the valleys. The hills have an elevation of 1,500 feet. The image of the Jain saint (tirthankara) Parshvanath is in the black stone apart from the other statues the different parts of India and also the world as well to come and pay visit to this lovely piece of architectural wonder. There are also the other temples that are located in the vicinity of Parshvanath Temple at Nakoda such as the Charbhuja temple and the Shiva temple that are around 500-600 years old.
For the convenience of the Pilgrims, there are huge 'Dharmshalas' where thousands can stay at a time. Besides the huge dining hall, there is Mahaveer Kala Mandir outside the temple premises which fascinates the hearts of the visitors. Inspiring and eye-filling collection of magnificent pictures concerning the life of Lord Mahaveer are displayed there.