17 April 2012

New Stamp from India…


Godiji Temple, Mumbai

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Date of Issue : 17 April 2012

Godi ji

Hon.Min.of State for Communication. & IT Milind Deora released special postage stamp on occasion of 200 yrs of Shri Godi Ji Parswanath Temple, Mumbai today on 17-04-2012.


This exquisitely fine temple is situated in the Payadhuni / Pydhonie area of greater Mumbai (Bombay). Unique indeed is the greatness of this Jain temple that is 199 years old and considered to be the best in the Jain temples in Mumbai (Bombay). The idol of Bhagavan Parshvanath of renowned greatness is miraculous. Devotees in thousands have experience of the miracles. The first flag (Dhwaj) of the temple was installed by Shri Motishah Sheth, the best amongst those who are leaders of the Jain religious order. His contribution towards the construction of this temple was very much vital as his presence was for Jain Religion. The history of Shri Godiji Parshvanath Bhagavan is full of interest.

Godiji Parshwanath   is the name given to several images of the Jain Tirthankar Parshwananth in India, and to the temple where it is the main deity (mulanayaka). Parshwanath was the 23rd Tirthankara who attained nirvana in 777 BCE.

The original image, about 1.5 feet high, was at Gori in Tharparkar district of Pakistan. The original temple still stands, but is empty. It is in village of Gori between Islamkot and Nagarparkar.

Screenshot_1  : Mansoor B. Mangalore, Deepak Modi – Mobile Philately

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