Oswal

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The Oswal (sometimes spelled Osval) are a Jain community with origins in Marwar region of Rajasthan and Tharparkar District in Sindh. [1] They are generally business oriented.

Origin of Oswals: Opinion of Jain Acharyas[edit]

One day Jain Acharya Sri Ratna Prabh Suri was touring near Abu, 'Chakreshwari Devi' or Apraticakra is the guardian goddess or Yakshini (attendant deity) of Rishabha, the first Tirthankara came and asked Acharya if he could visit Upkeshpur Pattan then the Jain religion could be spread much faster. So the Acharya along with his 500 disciples reached Upkeshpur Pattan. According to "Upkesh Gachh Pattawali" Acharya Sri Ratna Prabh Suri did his "Chathurmas" in the Veer Sanwat year 70 at Upkeshpur Pattan and he addressed the king and his people and converted them into Jains. Changing religion is not a big thing but to make a community to follow non-violence from violence was a historical achievement. He preached that Yagya Havana were all against the Jainism and made all of them Mahajan.

In Upkeshpur Brahmins were very powerful. They had blessings from the king in doing Havan, yagya etc. So when Acharya came the brahmins did not allow the Acharya to enter the city. So the Acharya and disciples were forced to stay on Lunadri mountain. All saints were under the ritual of 'Maas Shraman' (Fasting for a month) so in the evening after evening prayer (Pratikraman) the Acharya ordered to return back in the morning.

At night 'Chamunda Devi' came and bowed to Acharya and asked for forgiveness that she had forgotten the message of Chakreshwari Devi because she was busy in dancing. She requested the Acharya that she would create 'maya' so that the citizens will welcome Acharya and disciples. However in the morning Acharya announced to his disciples, that saints busy in Ghor Tapasya to stay and the rest to move else where. 465 saints left and 35 remained to continue the fasting and Tapasya.

The daughter, Saubhagya Kumari of Raja Utpaldev got married to Trilok Singh son of the minister Uhad. A snake bite Trilok singh at night when they both were sleeping. So he died. In the morning when the funeral procession was going Chamunda Devi appeared in saints form and told people why they were taking a living man for funeral and disappeared.

Every body discussed and some people told that they had seen similar saints on Lunadri mountain. All went there with the procession, there the Devi again reappeared in saints dress and told that the sadhus have divine powers. If you sprinkle hot water poured on the Acharya toe on the prince body the prince would regain life. This was immediately done and as expected the prince was back to life.

The foundation day of Oswals

According to Muni Sri Gyan Sunderji the foundation day of Oswals falls on the fourteenth day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Shravan. All Jain-Oswals celebrate this with sacrifice, prayers and meditation.

The KULDEVI of Oswals[edit]

Maa Jagat Bhawani Shri Sachchiyay Mataji also called Shri Osiya Mataji is kuldevi of Oswals.

There was a big temple of Chamunda Mata in Upkeshpur presently known as Osiya situated near Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The temple was known for chamatkars and therefore everybody prayed to Chamunda Mata. During navratri, buffaloes were butchered and people gave offerings of flash of buffaloes to please Chamunda Mata. Acharya Shri Ratna Prabh Suri stopped this practice of animal killing. Because of this the goddess got angry and she created pain in the eyes of the Acharya. He did not do anything but continued with the suffering. Chamunda Mata was ashamed when she found that Acharya has not reacted to her act. She asked for forgiveness from the Acharya.

Acharya told her to not allow killing of animals as offering to her. He said that she is doing her own harm by asking her devotees to offer flash of buffaloes or other animals. She will have to face all the wrong done in her name. She was made goddess because of her good actions but now she will have to face the hell. The goddess got enlightened. She told Acharya that from today no such killings would be allowed in the temple. Even red colored flower should not be offered. She would accept Prasad and Lapsi. Her worship will be done by kesar, chandan (sandal wood) and dhup (incense sticks). She will be happy as long as people are devoted to Lord Mahavira. She would fulfill all prayer of her devotees.

On this, Acharya named her as Sachchi Mata. From that day, Chamunda Mata became and known as Sachchiyay Mata.

Origin of Gotras[edit]

As per the vedic literature, there were 8 Rishis (Great Saints) who came to earth and formed the Gotras. They were Bhardwaj, Vishwamitra, Gautam, Jamdagni, Atri, Vashisht, Kashyap and Augustya.

If we look at the history, Gotras were formed based on place of birth, dynasty, business, profession or named by monks.

Origin of Gotra in Oswals

Acharya Sri Ratna Prabh Suri in the year Veer Sanvat 70 converted Raja Utpaldev of Upkeshpur Pattan (presently known as Osiya) and his entire kingdom into Jains. According to "Jain Jati Mahodaya" Acharya Sriji named 18 Gotras as follows probably based on their original Gotra or business or status.

  1. Tater
  2. Bafna
  3. Karnavat
  4. Balaha
  5. Morakh
  6. Kulahat
  7. Lodha
  8. Shrishrimal
  9. Seth
  10. Sancheti
  11. Sawansukha
  12. Bhura
  13. Bhandari
  14. Ghandhi
  15. Khumbhat
  16. Dugar
  17. Kannojia
  18. Surana

All above were Mahajans in Osiya. In VS 222 a big Mahajan community gathered in Khandela near Jaipur. At that time all Mahajans of Osiya were named as Oswal and all above Gotra became part of Oswal.

According to Yati Rupchandji "Jain Sampradaya Shiksha" the total Gotras of Oswals were 440 and according to Yati Ramlalji "Mahajan Vansh Muktavali" it was 609. According to myth one Bhat had made a list of 1444 Gotra but it is not available. We have published list of above 2700 gotras and origin of more than 800 gotra.

According to Sri Muni Gyan Sunderji 458 Gotras were made from 18 Gotras.

List of First 18 Gotras and Sub-Gotras

  1. TATER:- Tater, Lunia, Lunawat, Tatia, Tantia, Chapol, Tondiani, Chomola, Kosia, Dhavda, Chainavat, Talobda, Narvra, Saghvi, Dungaria, Chaudhari, Ravat, Malavat, Surti, Jorvela, Panchayat, Vinayaka, Sadherao, Nagda, Paka, Harsot, Kelani (22 sub-gotras).
  2. BAFNA:- Bafna (Bahufana), Nahata, Bhopala, Bhutia, Bhabhu, Baid, Gulgulia, Navsara, Gugalia, Dagrecha, Choraria, Chamakia, Chaudhari, Jangda, Kotecha, Bala, Dhaturia, Lihuvana, Kura, Betala, Salagna, Buchani, Savalia, Tosaria, Gandhi, Kothari, Khokhra, Patwa, Daftari, Godawat, Kucheria, Balia, Sanghvi, Sonawat, Selot, Bhavda, Lagu-Nahata, Panchavaya, Humia, Tatia, Taga, Lagu-Chamakia, Bohara, Mithadia, Maru, Randhira, Brahmecha, Patalia, Banuda, Takalia, Godha, Garola, Dudhia, Badola, Suktia (52 sub-gotras).
  3. KARNAVAT:- Karnavat, Kankaria, Kala, Kotak, Khucharia, Kotacha, Bagadia, Sanghvi, Ransot, Aachha, Dadalia, Huna, Kakecha, Thambhora, Gundecha, Jijot, Labhani. Sankhla, Bhinmala (14 sub-gotras).
  4. BALAHA:- Balaha,Bhalawat, Babel, Ranka, Banka, Seth, Sethia, Chhavat, Chaudhari, Lala, Bohara, Bhuteda, Kothari, Raka, Depara, Nera, Sukhia, Patot, Pepsara, Dharia, Jadia, Salipura, Chitora, Haka, Sanghvi, Kagda, Kushlot, Falodia,(26 sub-gotras).
  5. MORAKH:- Morakh, Mukhim,Parakh Pokarna, Sanghvi, Tejara, Lagu-Pokarna, Bandolia, Chunga, Lagu-Chunga, Gaja-Chaudhari, Goriwal, Mukhim, Galohat, Kedara, Batokada, Karchu, Kolog, Shigala, Kothari, Malu, Maloo Singhi, Daga (16 sub-gotras ).
  6. KULAHAT:- Kulahat, Lunawat , Karnawat, (Surva, Susani, Pukara, Masania, Khodia, Sanghvi, Lagu-Sukha, Borad, Chaudhari, Surana, Sakhecha, Katara, Hakada, Jalori, Manni, Palakhia, Khumana (18 sub-gotras).
  7. LODHA :- Virhat, Bhurat, Lodhha, Tuhada, Oswala, Lagu-Bhurat, Gaga, Nopta, Sanghvi, Nibolia, Hansa, Dharia, Rajsara, Motia, Chaudhari, Punamia, Sara, Ujot (17 sub-gotras).
  8. SHRISHRIMAL:- Shrishrimal, Srimal, Sanghvi, Sirohia, Johari, Lagu-Sanghvi, Niladia, Kotadia, Zabani, Naharlani, Kesaria, Soni, Khopar, Khajanchi, Danesra, Udhawat, Atkalia, Dhakadia, Bhinmala, Devad, Madalia, Koti, Sand, Shand, Chandalecha, Sanchora, Karva (23 sub-gotras).
  9. SETH:- Seth, Sethia, Johari, Parakh, Patwa, Patawri, Redh, Bothra, Baid, Shreshthi, Singhavat, Bhalla, Rawat, Baid-Mutha, Patwa, Sevadia, Chaudhari, Thanavat, Chittora, Jagawat, Kothari, Bothani, Sanghvi, Popawat, Thakurot, Bakheta, Bijot, Devrajot, Gundia, Balota, Nagori, Sekhani, Lakhani, Bhura, Gandhi, Medatia, Randhira, Palawat, Shurma, Maroti, (30 sub-gotras).
  10. SANCHETI:- Sancheti, Suchinti, Dheladia, Dhamani, Motia, Bimba, Malot, Lalot, Chaudhari, Palani, Lagu-Sancheti, Mantri, Hukamia, Kajara, Hipa, Gandhi, Begania, Kothari, Malkha, Chhachha, Chittoria, Israni, Soni, Marua, Gharghanta, Udecha, Lagu-Chaudhari, Chosaria, Bapawat, Sanghvi, Murgipal, Kilola, Lalot, Khar-Bhandari, Bhojawat, Kati, Jata, Tejani, Sahajani, Sena, Mandirwala, Maltia, Bhopawat, Gunia, (44 sub-gotras).
  11. SAWANSUKHA:- Sawansukha, Shyamsukha, Samsukha, Adityanag, Choradia, From choradia A Sodhani, Sanghvi, Sawansukha, Shyamsukha, Udak, Gasania, Miniyar , Kothari, Nabaria, Saraf, Kamani, Dudhoni, Sipani, Aasani, Sahlot, Lagu-Sodhani, Dedani, Rampuria, Dhanani, Molani, Devsayani, Nani, Shravani, Bakad, Makkad, Bhakkad, Layunkad, Sansara, Kobera, Bhatarakia, Pitalia, Falodia, Bohara, Chaudhari, Parakh, From Parakha Bhavsara, Lagu-Parakh, Sanghvi, Dheladia, Jasani, Malhani, Trandak, Tajani, Rupawat, Chaudhari, Nagori, Patania, Chhadot, Mammaiya, Bohara, Khajanchi, Soni, Hadera, Daftari, Tolawat, Rao-Johari, Galani, Golechha, Gaulechha, From Golechha A Daultani, Sangani, Sanghvi, Napada, Kajani, Hulla, Mehajawat, Nagada, Chitoda, Chaudhari, Datara, Minagra, Shravansukha, Sawansukha,(Shyamsukha) Samsukha, From Shravansukha A Minara, Lola, Bijani, Kesaria, Bala, Kothari, Nandecha, Bhatnera-Chaudhari, From Bhatnera Chaudhary A Kumpawat, Bhandari, Jimania, Chedavat, Sambharia, Kanuga, Gadhaiya, From Gadhaiya A Gehlot, Lunawat, Ranshobha, Balot, Singhvi, Nopta, Buchha, Sonara, Bhandalia, Karmot, Dalia, Ratanpura, Redh, Fulfagar, Shyamsukha, Sawansukha, Samsukha (98 sub-gotras).
  12. BHURA:- Bhora, Vora, Borar, Bhuri, Bhatevra, Udak, Singhi, Chaudhari, Hirania, Machha, Bokadia, Balota, Bosudia, Bhura, Baid, Banthia, Pitalia, Sinhavat, Jalot, Dosakha, Ladva, Haldiya, Nachani, Murda, Kothari, Patolia, (20 sub-gotras).
  13. BHANDARI:- Bhandari, Kothari, Daga, Singhi, Maloo, Malu, Bhadra (Bhardwaz), Samdaria, Hingad, Jogad, Ginga, Khapatia, Chavhera, Balada, Namani, Bhamrani, Dheladia, Sangi, Sadavat, Bhandavat, Bagrecha, Bermecha, Barmechha Chatur, Kothari, Lagu-Samdaria, Lagu-Hingad, Sandha, Chaudhari, Bhati, Surpuria, Patania, Nanecha, Gogad, Kuldhara, Ramani, Nathavat, Fulgara, (29 sub-gotras ).
  14. GANDHI :- Gandhi, Gadiya, Ghorawat, Ghiya, Gheeya, Chinchat, Desarda (Deshlahara),Dassani, Dagalia, Dhakalia,Dakalia, Sanghvi, Thakura, Goslani, Khinvasra, Lagu-Chinchat, Pachora, Purvia, Nasaniya, Naupola, Kothari, Tarawal, Ladsakha, Shah, Aaktara, Posalia, Pujara, Banavat, Dhudhoria, Sanklecha, (19 sub-gotras).
  15. KHUMBHAT:- Kumat(Kumbhat), Khumbhat, Kankaria, Khucheria, Khuchamann, Khanchi, Kajalia, Dhanantari, Suga, Jagavat, Sanghvi, Pungalia, Pugalia, Kathoria, Kapurit, Samaria, Chaukha, Sonigara, Lahora, Lakhani, Makhani, Marvani, Morchia, Chhalia, Malot, Nagori, Lagu-Kumat, Chindalia, Sankhla, (21 sub-gotras).
  16. DUGAR:- Dugar, Daga, Doshi, Hirawat, Kataria, Rajot, Soslani, Dhapa, Dhirat, Khandia, Lodhha, Bhatia, Banthai, Bengani, Bhanshali, Buchha, Bucha, Bafna, Bokardia, Bhandari, Samdaria, Sindhuda, Lalan, Kochar, Darva, Bhimavat, Palania, Sikharia, Banka, barbara, gadalia, kanunga (21 sub-gotra).
  17. KANNOJIA:- Kannojia, Badbhata, Patwa, Patwari, Dhariwal, Ranka, Banka, Saraf, Saroof, Chopra, Rakawal, Khajanchi, Tolia, Chhachhalia, Ghevaria, Gunglecha, Karva, Gadwani, Karelia, Rada, Mitha, Bhopawat, Jalora, Jamgota, Patwa, Musalia, (17 sub-gotras).
  18. SURANA:- Surana, Chindalia, Fathapuria, Lankar, Jamad, Lagu-Shreshthi, Vardhaman, Bhomalia, Lunecha, Bohara, Patwa, Mukim, Borar, Borad, Barad, Singhi, Chittora, Khajanchi, Punot, Godhara, Hada, Kuwalia, Lunna, Nateria, Gorecha, Surana,16 sub-gotras).

In these 18 main gotras there are total 503 sub-gotras. The magazine 'Bandhu-Sanesh' printed this list in 1990.

CLASSIFICATION OF GOTRAS

Classification of Gotras are as per following logic:-

  1. As per ORIGINAL CAST
  2. As per ACHARYAS
  3. As per GACHHA
  4. As per FIRST ANCESTOR
  5. As per PLACE
  6. As Per BUSINESS, PROFESSION JOB, SERVICE
  1. As per ORIGINAL CASTS:-
    • FROM KSHATRYAS:-
      1. PANWAR:- Nahar, Bafna, Bardia, Darda, Nahata, Lalwani, Banthia, Barmecha, Kumkum-Chopra, etc.,
      2. CHAUHANS:- Lodha, Kataria, Khimasra, Daga, Pithalia, Dugar, Babel, Bhandari, Sankhlecha, Kansatia, Mamaiya, Abeda, Khated, etc.,
      3. Parmar:- Karania, Gang, Borad, Singhvi-Didu, etc.,
      4. RATHORE:- Chordia, Golechha , Parakh, Chhajed, Zabak, Pokarna, Mohnot, etc.,
      5. KHINCHI:- GALDA,
      6. GAHLOT:- PIPARA, etc
      7. SONGARA CHAUHAN:- Doshi, Bagrecha, Subti, etc.,
      8. BHATI:- Bhansali, Rakhecha, Pungalia, Aiyaria (Lunavat),
      9. GAUD:- Ranka, Banka, etc
      10. SIDHA:_Roonwal etc
      11. SOLANKI:- Loonkad, Shripati, Dadha, Tilora, etc.,
      12. DEORA:- Singhi, Singhvi,
      13. DAIYA:- Salecha-Bohara, etc Some gotras are from Kshatryas but their original casts are not known. Like Bothra, Kankaria, Mukim etc.,
    • From BRAHMINS:- Kathotia, Pagaria, Nanvana , Bhadra, Singhvi, Devananda sakha
    • From KAYASTH:- Gfundhar-Chopra
    • From VAISHYA:- Pokarna, Bhabhu, Lunia, Rihod, Malu etc.,
  2. As per ACHARYAS:- Shri RATNAPRABH SURI:- First 18 Gotras and their sub-gotras. Shri VARDHAMAN SURI:- Pipara, Kamani Shri JINESHWAR SURI:- Shripati, Dhadha, Tilora, Chil-Bhansali, Bhansali Shri JINCHANDRA SURI:- Shrimal, Shri ABHEY DEO SURI:- Khetsi, Pagaria, Medatwal Shri JINVALLABH SURI:- Kankaria, Chopra, Gandhar-Chopra, Kukad-Chopra, Vader, Sand, Singhi, Banthia, Lalwani, Barmecha, Shah, Solanki, Ghemawat, Otavat Shri JINDUTT SURI:- Patwa, Tatia, Borad, Khimasra, Samdaria, Katotia, Kataria, Ratanpura, Lalwani, Daga, Malu, Bhabhu,Sethi, Sethia, Ranka, Dhoka, Rakhecha, Sanklecha, Pungalia, Choradia, Soni, Lunia, Nabaria, Pitalia, Bothra, Aiyaria, Lunawat, Bafna, Bhansali, Chandalia, Abeda, Khatol, Bhadgatya, Pokarna, Shyamsukha, Sawansukha, Samsukha Shri MANIDHARI JINCHANDRA SURI:- Aagharia, Chhajed, Minni, Khajanchi, Mungadi, Shrimal, Salecha, Gang, Dugar, Shekhani,Alawat, Shri JINKUSHAL SURI:- Babel, Jadia, Daga, Shri JINCHANDRA SURI:- Pahalia, Pincha, Shri JINHANSH SURI:- Galda, Shri JINPRABH SURI:- Lagu-Khandelwal, Didu Shri Jinbhadrasuri:- Zabak Shri Tarunprabh Suri:- Bhutaria Shri Aryara Rakshat Suri:- Mahipal, Mithodia, Vader Shri Shanti Suri:- Gugalia, Gulundia Shri KUSHAL SURI:- Daga, Shri MANDEO SURI:- Nahar, Shri UDHYOTAN SURI:- Baradia, Darda, Baldota-Singhvi, Shri YASHOBHADRA SURI:- Bhandari, Shisodiya Shri SHIVSEN SURI:- Mohnot, Shri DHANESHWAR SURI:- Lunkad, Daddha, Tilora Shri Dharmaghosh Suri:- Dadiyalecha, Devananda-sakha Shri Namdeo Suri:- Nahar Shri ChandraPrabh Suri:- Patavat Shri Bhavdeo Suri:- Pamecha Shri Kanak Suri:- Bolia Shri Boppbhatt Suri:- Kosthagar Shri Mahatma Posalia:- Kochar Shri JaiSingh Suri:- Gala, Chhajol, Dedhiya, Nagda, Padiya, Peladia, Rathod, Lalan Shri Ratnaprabh Suri:- Gudka Shri Yashodeo Suri:- Vangni Shri Vimal Chandra Suri:- Banda-Mehta Shri RAVIPRABH SURI:- Lodha Shri DEOGUPTA SURI:- Lunawat Shri HEM SURI:- Surana
  3. As per GACHHA:- UPKESH GACHHA:- First 18 gotras mentioned above KHARTTAR GACHHA:- Kataria, Kankaria, Karnia,Kathotia, Khajanchi, Minni, Khimasra, Gadwani, Bhadgatia, Gelda, Gang, Gothi, Chopra,Gundhar, Kumkum, Choradia, Chhajed, Zabak, Daga, Doshi, Pithalia, Dugar,Dhadia, Tatia, Pagaria, Pokarna, Pipada, Babel, Borad, Bafna, Bothra, Mukim, Bhabhu, Bhansali, Malu, , Rakhecha,Pungalia, Lalwani, Banthia, Barmecha, Ranka, Runwal, Lodha, Lunia, Ayiaria, Lunawat, Kanstia, Mamiya, Salecha, Dhadha, Tilora , Singhi, Aabeda, Kamani, etc., SANDER GACHH:- Bhandari, TAPPA GACHHA:- Mohnot, Kochar etc., KORANT GACHHA:- Sanklecha, Anchal Gachha:- Gala, Gudka, Chhajol, Dedhiya, Nagda, Mahipal, Mithodia
  4. As per FIRST ANCESTOR:- {| class="wikitable" |Person |Gotra |- |Lalsingh |Lunia |- |Luna |Lunawat |- |Harakhchand |Harkhawat |- |Doongarsi |Doongrani |- |Mall |Mallawat |- |Dasu |Dassanni |- |Kheta |Khetani |- |Aspal |Assani |- |Mahaldeo |Malu |- |Bohith |Bothra |- |Bachhaji |Bachhawat |- |Dunga |Daga |- |Gonga |Gang |- |Dudheda |Dudheria |- |Brahmdeo |Brhmecha |- |GadaShah |Gadhaiya |- |Lalsingh |Lalwani |- |Pilda |Pithalia |- |Bhardwaj |Bhadra |- |Daulatsingh |Daultani |- |Roopsingh |Roopani |- |Tejsingh |Tejani |- |Mahaldeo |Mahlani |- |Jasa |Jasani |}
  5. As per PLACE:- {| class="wikitable" |Place |Gotra |- |Bhandsal |Bhansali |- |Khivsar |Khinvsara |- |Pipar |Pipada |- |Nagour |Nagori |- |Medta |Medatwal/Medatia |- |Pungal |Pungalia |- |Kankrot |Kankaria |- |Sankhwal |Sankhlecha |- |Roon |Roonwal |- |Zabua |Zabak |- |Hala |Halakhandi |- |Jalor |Jalori |- |Khatu |Khatol |- |Mandor |Mandora |- |Sirohi |Sirohia |- |Sanchor |Sanchora |- |Kuchera |Kucheria |- |Chitor |Chitora |- |Falodi |Falodia |}
  6. As per BUSINESS, PROFESSION, JOB, SERVICE ETC:- {| class="wikitable" |Business / Profession |Gotra |- |Tel(oil) |Tilora |- |Ghee |Ghiya |- |Gugal |Gugalia |- |Jewellery |Johari |- |Bohari |Bohara |- |Chaudhrahat |Chaudhari |- |Treasurar |Khajanchi |- |Kothar |Kothari |- |Hakumat |Hakim |- |Bhandar |Bhandari |- |Accounts |Mehta |} Shah, Seth, Sethia Vaidhya, Parakh, Singhvi

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The Jain Mandir of Lord Mahavira at Osiya[edit]

It is believed and said that Shri Sachhiyay mata was devoted in the Bhakti of Lord Mahavira so much so that she decided to build a temple for Lord Mahavira.

The Upkeshpur king had a holy cow. A vary mysterious thing started happening. Everyday in the evening when the cow returns from jungle, she had no milk left. This continued for a while. The person looking after the cows was asked to explain why at particular place cows carried no milk. The shepherd explained that while the cow was roaming in a heightened land the milk flowed out from her automatically in all the four directions, when the milk was finished the cow returned to the herd. Next day also same scene was seen by thousands of people. King Utpal Dev was informed of the incident. Next day the king, the Prime minister & several thousand people gathered and saw the scene. The king narrated the incident to Jain Acharya Ratna Prabh Suri and Acharya Sriji understood that this was the work of Chamunda Devi. Next day at the auspicious hour, the place was dug up and a deity of lord Mahavira made up of sand was retrieved. In the digging also 9 laks gold coins were also found which were melted and the idol of God Mahavira was covered with gold. Later a temple was built. It is said that the opening Pratistha (the way in which deity is installed) was done by Acharya sriji on Thursday the 5th day of shukla panchami in the year Veer Samvat 70. At the same time Acharya by his Devik powers did Pratistha for another Lord Parshvanath temple in Konarpur, which was miles away from Osiya.

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