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Ashta - Kasar


This place is about 500 years old. the 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 went to the place along with villagers. They worshipped 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 looking at the 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.

Shree 1008 Vignahar Parshwanath digambar Jain Atishay Kshetra, Ashta – Kasar - Maharashtra is situated on Solapur - Hyderabad highway and is 5 Km away from Bhosgagaon. This place is famous by the name of Vighnhar Parshwanath The main idol is eleven and a half feet tall and of while marble in padmasana.