Jahazpur

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Jahazpur
city
Jahazpur is located in Rajasthan
Jahazpur
Jahazpur
Location in Rajasthan, India
Jahazpur is located in India
Jahazpur
Jahazpur
Jahazpur (India)
Coordinates: 25°37′N 75°17′E / 25.62°N 75.28°E / 25.62; 75.28Coordinates: 25°37′N 75°17′E / 25.62°N 75.28°E / 25.62; 75.28
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Bhilwara
Elevation 334 m (1,096 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 18,816
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)

Jahazpur is a city and a municipality in Bhilwara district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is particularly known for its Jain temple and is built around a fort.

Geography[edit]

Jahazpur is located at 25°37′N 75°17′E / 25.62°N 75.28°E / 25.62; 75.28. It has an average elevation of 334 metres (1095 feet). There is a Jain Mandir in the shape of Jahaz being built there popularized as Atishay kshetra dedicated to Bhagwan Munisuvrat Nath.The under construction temple is on the Jahazpur Shahpura(Bhilwara) State Highway no.39 around 24 km from Deoli a town in Tonk Distt of Rajasthan on the National Highway running from Jabalpur to Jaipur.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Jahazpur had a population of 18,816. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Jahazpur has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 45%. In Jahazpur, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Atishykari Shri 1008 Munisuvratnath Jain Mandir[edit]

Statue of Tirthankara Munisuvratnath

Jahazpur is known for its jain temple. This temple is dedicated to Munisuvrata the twentieth Tirthankara of Jainism. The moolnayak is a black coloured idol of Bhagwan Munisuvrata Swami. This idol is considered miraculous.

This temple is being built under the auspicious guidance and supervision of Mataji Swastimatiji, a pious lady who renunciated the world and all her worldly belongings except pichchi(a broom made of feathers of peacock for cleaning her place before sitting), kamandal(a pot containing water for her daily chores) and a white robe just to cover herself and treading on the moksh marg (path of spiritualism) based on Jain Philosophy enlightening the people who wish to gain something on spiritualism. This temple is also known as Swastidham Mandir comprising a under construction temple in the shape of a Jahaz(Ship) echoing with the name of town Jahazpur where it situated, a dharmshala(residence for pilgrims) and a Bhojanshala(food court) in sprawling piece of land of around 5 hectare. The statue of Bhagwan Munisuvrat Nath was unearthed from the ground dug for construction of house in the Jahazpur city around 4 years ago.

Shri Shri 1008 Bhooteshwar Mahadev,Village-Luhari Kalan[edit]

There is a historical temple of Lord Shiva in Luhari Kalan village. We can see a beautiful view of nature around the temple. It is a very famous temple.jahazpur has many antique monumentes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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