PRESIDING DEITY AND LOCATION :
Sri Shanthinath Bhagwan in white color, seated in a lotus posture, of height 60 Cms (ancient Presiding Deity) in a shrine at the village of Dhanari in its Purohit Mohalla. The village is situated on the banks of the river Banas (Shve).
ANTIQUITY AND SALIENT FEATURES :
The stone inscriptions found in this temple reveal its antiquity as a period before Vikram year 1348. The ancient Presiding Deity here it is learnt from one inscription, was Sri Adhishvar Bhagwan. It is probable that at the time of renovations, the idol of Sri Shanthinath Bhagwan may have been ceremonially installed but no such inscriptions is found. When the last renovations were carried out in Vikram year 2006, the idol of Sri Parshvanath Bhagwan was ceremonially installed and consecrated at the hands of Acharya Sri Vijaynendrasurishvarji which idol is at present a the Presiding Deity of the temple.
The seat of the Srupujyas of the “Kamalkalash” branch of Tapagachchha is here, it is believed to be a branch of the seat of Patan.
Every year on Vaishakh Sukla 10, a flag hoisted here on the temple dome.
In the nearby garden there are some single room shrines where foot prints of ancestral Yatis of Sripujya Sri Mahendrasuriji are enshrinesd.
APPROACH – ROUTE :
The nearby railway station of Sarupganj is 2 Kms away where autos and taxis are available. There is a tar road upto the temple. Buses and cars can go upto the temple.
AMENITIES FOR JAIN PILGRIMS :
There is a dharamshala but for lodging no facilities are available at present.
MANAGED BY :
Sri Paramanand Murtipujak Jain Sangh
P.O. Dhanari – 307 023
Dist : Sirohi , Rajasthan
Tel : 02971 – 44127 P.P.