Shri Vighnahar Parshvanath Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Ashta (Kasar)

Name :
Shri Vighnahar Parshvanath Digamber Jain Mandir Atishaya Kshetra Ashta (Kasar)
Is an Atishaya  Kshetra (Place of Miracles)
Address :
Shri Vighnahar Parshvanath Digamber Jain Mandir Atishaya Kshetra
Place & Post – Ashta (Kasar), Taluka – Lohara,
District – Usmanabad (Maharashtra) Pin – 413604
Phone 02475-259015
Management Committee :
Shri Vighnahar Parshvanath Digamber Jain Mandir Trust
Place & Post – Ashta (Kasar), Taluka – Lohara,
District – Usmanabad (Maharashtra) Pin – 413604
Phone 02475-259015
Chair Person :
Shri Arinjaya Leelachand Gandhi
Post – Akkalkot, Taluka – Akkalkot, District – Solapur (Maharashtra) Pin – 413216
Phone 02181-220291
Secretary :
Shri Baburao Rangnathrao Bhasme (Jain)
Post – Ashta (Kasar), Taluka – Lohara,
District – Usmanabad (Maharashtra) Pin – 413604
Phone 02475-259015
Nearby City :
Usmanabad 51 km
Solapur 60 km
About Ashta, Kasar :

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 km 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”.

Main Temple and Idol

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.

Temple Timings & Kind of :
Digambar – 6 AM to 8 PM
Annual Gathering :

Every year the 2 day Annual Fair is organized on Chaitra Krishna – 4. The devotees and other people of nearby area do participate in this annual fair.

Facilities :

There is Dharmashala constructed in the upper part of this temple and it has got 6 rooms. Mess facility and all required items like bed, utensils are available here.

Reservation Facility available on Phone 02475-259015
Means of approach :
By Road- 5 km 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.
By Rail- Solapur Railway Station 60 km
Nearby Places :
Kunthalgiri Siddha Kshetra – 120 km
The historic fort of King Nal – 20 km

2 comments

  1. balasaheb Chougule A.P Ashta Tahsiĺ Walwa District Sangli. ..Maharashtra 25 October, 2015 at 16:12 Reply

    I like to visit this tirtha for vignaharta darshan

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