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Shri 1008 Mahaveer Dig. Jain Atishaya Kshetra Thair Place & Post – Thair, District – Osmanabad (Maharashtra) Pin – 413509 Phone 02472 – 233722
Thair of Dist. Osmanabad is an ancient city in the state of Maharashtra. Its old name was Tagarpur. This place was a famous city in 12th century and it remained popular till the 17th century. Many learned persons have prayed Lord Mahaveer Swami of Thair in their poems & texts. This is the only temple in Maharashtra of Lord Mahaveer. It is said that Samavsharan of Lord Mahaveer came here. This temple is about 800 or more years old. An ancient temple of Lord Parsvanath is also here. During the reconstruction of the temple, 20 ancient idols of Teerthankars were found here. Idols of Lord Mahaveer & Lord Parsvanath are extremely attractive and beautiful. There is a small pond out side the temple. It is said that the water of this pond was very tasty and good for health. While the travellers were in need of utensils, they used to write it on a paper and drop the paper in water. After some time utensils as per that paper come over the surface of the water. The travellers used them and then after cleaning these utensils, they were again dropped in the pond and get disappeared. This wonder now does not exist. It is also said that the bricks used in the construction of this temple do not dip in water, they remain floating.
The Kshetra is situated with in double rampart. In the inner rampart, on right side, there exists Lord Mahaveer Temple, principal deity is Lord Mahaveer 5 feet & 3 inches in height made of Black Stone, very beautiful. In this temple ancient idols of Bhagwan Adinath & Parsvanath are also installed.