PRESIDING DEITY AND LOCATION :
Sri Adinath Bhagwan in white color seated in a lotus posture of height 30 Cms in a shrine in the village of Metrana (Shve).
ANTIQUITY AND SALIENT FEATURES :
From available stone inscriptions, it s believed that this shrine belongs to a period earlier than 14th Vikram century. In the course of time for several years this shrine remained eclipsed and unknown. Thereafter one Jain householder of good fortune had a dream about this idol lying buried underground, and on digging accordingly, along with this idol several other idols, viz., those of Sri Adinath Bhagwan, Sri Shanthinath Bhagwan, Sri Kunthunath Bhagwan, and Sri Padmaprabh Bhagwan were discovered in Vikram year 1899. IN the great temple built thereafter by the Jain Sangh, these idols were once again ceremonially installed on the auspicious day of the 3rd of the bright half of the month of Vaishakh in Vikram year 1947. On the seat of one of the idols an inscription dated Vikram year 1351 is found. In the days gone by, Jain householders used to offer their lives for the protection of their religion. According to one inscription during a fight with robbers who were involved in plundering the temple on Asadh SUkla 2, Monday in Vikram year 1343, one Jain householder Jayantsinh lost his life and his wife thereafter committed self-immolation. Such deeds of sacrifices are indeed rare, Every year on Kartik Poornima and Magh SUkla 13, fairs are held here in which hundreds of devout Jains always participate. In an every burning lamp here is sighted collyrium in saffron color for the last several years. There are no other temples nearby.
APPROACH – ROUTE :
The nearby railway station of Metrana Road is on Metrana Kakosi Railway line about 1.6 Kms away from the temple. Siddhapur is 16 Kms, Patan is 35 Kms and Palanpur is 40 Kms away. Taxis from all these places are available.
AMENITIES FOR JAIN PILGRIMS :
For lodging and boarding dharamshala and bhojanshala with facilities are available.
MANAGED BY :
Sri Rikhabdev Bhagwan Sri Jain Swetamber Karkhana
P.O. Metrana – 384 290
Dist : Patan , Gujarat.
Tel: 02767 – 81242