Gajpantha

Gajpantha


Gajpantha

Teerthraj Gajpantha is located at Mhasrul, 16 km from Nashik Road Railway station and 5 km from Nashik City. Gajpantha is on the Nashik Gujarath road and has connected by rail. Taxi, bus and other transport are easily available from Nashik city to the temple. Teerthraj Gajpantha is situated on the top of a small hill which is 400 ft tall. The 435 staircase leads to the temple are built in black stones. The surrounding of the hill offers a panoramic view.

Gajapantha Teerth includes a caravanserai, a small hut at the foot of the hill and a temple at the top of the Gajadhwaja Hillock. The famous CHAMBER CAVES are also at this place. According to the ancient holy book "Shantinath Purana" Mysore’s Chamaraj King installed the statues of saints in the temple nearly in 600 B.C. Hence the caves got the name "Chamer Caves" or "Chambhar Caves".

Teerthraj Gajpantha is very auspicious for Jains. It is believed that seven Balbhadra (saints) of Jain Sect known as Vijay, Achal, Sudharma, Suprabh, Nandi, Nandimitra and Sudarshan got salvation here. They took along with them eight crores of Yadav Kings to salvation from his place. In the temple, there are Shweta Charan of Sudarshan, Nandi and Nandimitra Balabhadras. Further down there are Shweta Charan of Suprab, Sudharma, Gajkumar, Achal and Vijay Balbhadra.

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