PRESIDING DEITY AND LOCATION :
Sri Parshvanath Bhagwan in black color, seated in a lotus posture, of height 1.5 meters in a shrine on a hill near the village of Masrul near Nasik city (Dig).
ANTIQUITY AND SALIENT FEATURES :
According to Jain scriptures, this is believed to be an ancient shrine of remote past. Repairs and renovations on this temple were carried out at the instance of Mysore king Sri Chamraj Odiyar in Vikram 9th century.
It is said that at this place, seven Balbhadra Saints and numerous other saints of Yadav dynasty had attained Moksha. One of these was also Sri Gajsukumar Nuni that is the reason why this place is called Gajpantha. Since the period of when Sri Chamraj Odiyar got repairs and renovations carried out here, people started called it also Chamar-Leni.
There is no other temple nearby. The temple having been located in a quiet soltitude of a hill surrounded by wild area near a small village looks very charming from a distance. The idol looks peaceful, sober and serene.
APPROACH – ROUTE :
The nearby railway station of Nasik road is 20 Kms away. The base of this hill-shrine is 6.5 Kms from Nasik city from where buses and taxis are available to come here. The ascent upto the shrine on the hill is about 1.25 Kms and steps are provided for ascent. There is a tar road upto the base.
AMENITIES FOR JAIN PILGRIMS :
There is a dharamshala at the base with all facilities and a bhojanshala for meals.
MANAGED BY :
Sri Digamber Jain Siddhakshetra Gajpantha Sansthan
P.O. Masrul – 422 004
Dist : Nasik , Maharashtra
Tel : 0253-530215