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Jain temples west Bengal, Kathgola, mahimapur



  Shri Adinath Bhagwan Jain Mandir, Kathgola, Gam : Nasipur : 742160, Dist. Mushirabad, West Bengal, India.

Kathgola  temple of Adishwarnatha Bhagwan is located at village Nasirpur about 3 kilometers from Jiaganj railway station in Mursidabad, West Bengal.

Nearly 90 cms. high, white colored idol of Bhagawan Adishvar in the Padmasana Posture.  The idols of gate - keepers standing on both sides of the gate to the sanctuary and made of stone present an extraordinary specimen of artistic skill. Workmanship and beauty have combined here. Many artistic things of various types are seen in the temple in front of the lake.






Mahimapur is located at a distance of 4 Kms from Jiyaganj and Mushirabad.

Main God-  A black colour idol of Bhagwan Parshwanatha in the padmasana posture.

History- This place is one of the important Jain pilgrimage centers in West Bengal. This temple was built during the 18th century of the Vikrama era by a person named Sheth Shri Mahatabraiji. Later this temple was removed due to the heavy floods in the state. In the year 1875 the descedents of Sheth Shri Mahatabraji built this temple at the present location. In a place named Kiranbaug near it is found the pinnacled temple of Shamaliya Parshwanath. The idol is made out of tested stone. In the entire India this is the only Jain temple having an idol made from tested stone. Also in this temple we can find the idols of Bhagwan Sumathinatha and Bhagwan Neminatha.


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  18 Jain Temples at Dulmi near Purulia in West Bengal
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  20 Jain temples and ruins at Chharra near Purulia in West Bengal: Old temples and ruins of Jain origin.
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