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Shri Jingiri Tirth

Mulnayak: Shri Parshvanath Bhagavan, Khadgasan Posture.

Tirth Place: The temple is on a small hill near Tirunarukondai, a small village in Tamil Nadu.

History: There are many ancient caves here in which carvings are seen. According to Historians carvings are of 2nd or 3rd century. These caves were made for monks to stay in them. According to scriptures the other names of Jingiri are Ucchandavalmalai, Vadapali, Tirumetrisai, Narpatirandu-Perum-Palli. The scriptures from 9th century to 16th century are available here. The credit of making this place famous goes to many Chola and Pandya Kings. There is a small pond which was built by Princess Kundavai and now also it is called Kundavai pond. Here Parshvanth Bhagavan is also called as Appandanadar.

Specialty: Here many people have done Tapasya. Here many Kings have helped in development of this place. Many monks have come and stayed here they helped in development of religion by preaching in many places about Jainism. They helped in many ways for development of culture. There bulit some temples here and one vidhyalaya also. Every year on Vaishakh Shukla Dashami there takes place a procession in which many people take part.

Other Temples: In the same place at present there are no other Jain temples.

Art and Sculptures:  The temple is situated on a hill and it can be seen from a distance of 4 miles. The temples here are examples of Chola Kingdom work. The idol of Shri Chandra Prabhu is very attractive.

Guidelines: ---The nearest railway station is Jiyaganj itself which is in city at a distance of 2 kms. Here transport facilities are available upto the temple. From here Murshidabad is at a distance of 4 kms. and Bahrampur is at a distance of 20 kms. From temple Bus Stand is at a distance of 0.5 kms.

Facilites:  There is Dharmashala in Jiyaganj near Shri Vasupujya temple with all facilities.

Trust:  Shri Sambhavnath Bhagavan Jain Mandir,
           Oswal Patti,
           P.O. Jiyaganj,
           Dist. Murshidabad,
           State: West Bengal,