Maharashtra : Ashtaji Tirth - Bh. Parshvanath

Shri Vighnahar Parshvanath Digamber Jain Mandir Atishaya Kshetra



Ashta (Kasar), Lohara, Osmanabad, Maharashtra-413604
Phone : 02475-259015

This place is above 500 years ancient. Temple is situated in Ashta Village. This place was known as ‘Ashta Kasar’ after Kasar Jains. There was a time when around 200-250 families of Kasar Jains lived here. It is believed that during Mughal period these idols were unsafe, the idol of principal deity Lord Parshvanath was moved to a safer place into a wooden box. The bullock cart carrying the idol suddenly stopped near Dustapur, 2.5 Kilometers away from Ashta and even after several efforts it did not moved forward. On that very night village Patel’s (Head of Village) daughter-in-law dreamed that the idol wouldn’t go anywhere and it has to be brought back. She told about the dream to her family members in the morning. They all got happy and went to the place along with villagers. They worshiped the idol and brought it back with joy and devotion. A temple was constructed and the idol was installed with reverence. Since then this idol is being worshiped as Village Lord.  Devotees get rid of their problems and difficulties only by a holy watch of idol. Due to this the idol is famous as “Vighnahar Parshvanath”.

Old temple was of ‘Hemadpanthi Style’ whose remains can still be seen. The temple is completely renewed now. The 1.5 feet high Padmasana, miraculous idol of principal deity Bhagwan Parshvanath is present in main altar of sanctum of the temple. Idol does not have serpent hood over its head. This hoodless idol is one of the hoodless idols of Bhagwan Parshwanath. As per the information present over the idol, this idol was reverenced in V. S. 1472. Two slabs having 24 idols each are also present in temple. Idols of Bhagwan Adinath, Parshvanath, Suparshvanath, Chandraprabhu and others are also present in the temple. Every year the 2 day Annual Fair is organized on Chaitra Krishna - 4. There is Dharmashala constructed in the upper part of this temple and it has got 6 Rooms.

To approach By Road, 5 Kilometers inside from the Bhosaga Village present on N. H. 9 Mumbai - Hyderabad Highway. Buses & taxis are available from Usmanabad & Solapur. Ashta is linked with concrete road. Solapur Railway Station 60 Kilometers.




Address : Shri Vighnahar Parshvanath Digamber Jain Mandir Atishaya Kshetra
Ashta (Kasar), Taluka, Lohara, Usmanabad, Maharashtra-413604, Phone : 02475-259015


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