Monday, February 23, 2015

Mithila Tirth

Special Cover on installation ceremony of Jain idols at Mithila Tirth released on 23rd February 2015.

On the occasion of installation ceremony of Jain idols at Mithla Tirth, a special cover was released on 23rd February 2015 at Sitamarhi (Bihar). This beautiful cover bears image of idols of 19th Jain Tirthankar Bhagwan Mallinath and 21st Jain Tirthankar Bhagwan Naminath.

Bhagvan Mallinath was the 19th Jain Tirthankar and the only female Tirthankara. Jain scriptures indicate Mallinath was born at Mithila into the Ikshvaku dynasty to King Kumbha Raja and Queen Prabhavati Rani. After long span of life time, she took diksha on eleventh day of the bright half of the month of Margshirsh along with 300 other men's and women each. Immediately after diksha Lord Mallinath attained (kevalgyan) salvation on constellation of Ashwini.

Naminatha was the 21st Jain Tirthankar of the current era. He became a siddha, a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma. Naminatha was born to King Vijay Raja and Queen Vipra Rani of the Ikshvaku dynasty, who were the rulers of Mithila at that time.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Taldhwajgiri Terth, Talaja

Shri Talaja Teerth of Talaja in Bhavnagar district is popularly known as Taldhwajgiri Terth because a lead was taken by the inhabitants of Talaja with their profound devotion in establishing this Tirth on the mountain. 79 cms high blue coloured idol of Shri Sumatinath Bhagwan is present in the temple in Padmasan position. Present temple is said to be built by King Kumarpal. It is described on the inscription found at Teemada village in VS 1264. Last establishment of the idol took place after the renovation work on Vaisakh Shukla 13 of VS 1872.

On the occasion of completion of 198 years of Jinalay Pratisthan a Special Cover was released on 2nd February 2015 at Bhavnagar.

Shri Devsagar Singhi Jain Mandir, Sujangarh

Special Cover on Centenary Celebration of Shri Devsagar Singhi Jain Mandir, Sujangarh issued on 2nd February 2015.

Sri Devsagar Singhi Jain Mandir is located in Sujangarh, Churu District. As the name suggests, the temple was built by the ancestors of Singhi’s of Sujangarh. Construction of Singhi Jain Mandir started in the year 1905 (Vikram Samvat 1961). It took approximately ten years to build this beautiful temple that is standing proudly since its completion in the year 1915. The temple site is dedicated to Lord Parshvanath, the 23rd Jain Tirthankar.

The temple will be completing 100 years of its completion this year. Centenary celebration is being held at the temple from 31st January o 4th February 2015. On the occasion a Special Cover was released by Shri Devsagar Singhi Jain Mandir Trust to mark the Centenary of Shri Devsagar Singhi Jain Mandir on 2nd February 2015. My Stamp on the temple was also launched.