29th March 2018.
A special post on Mahaveer Jayanthi, celebration at Sri Adi Bhagawan Digambarar temple at Adambakkam Chennai. Even-though this jain temple is about 3 KM from my residence and travelled many times through this temple, Mahaveer jayanthi gave me an opportunity to Visit this temple to day on 29th March 2018. Mahaveer is the 24th theerthangarar, who lived 72 years during 6th century BC. Some experts of the opining that he lived in 5th Century BC. He was born in a royal family as vardhamana in Bhihar to King Siddhartha and Queen Trishala in Bihar. He married Yasodha and had a female child Priyadharshana. At the age of 30, he abandoned everything and became ascetic. After meditation for 12 years he attained kevala janana at the age of 42 and attained moksha at the age of 72.
Now about the Adhinath, the first Theerthangarar Temple at Vanuvampettai (Adambakkam). It was told that Sri Adinath statue was unearthed in Chennai area and installed here. The temple is in a two story building facing east with a manasthambam in front. In the Ground floor sannadhi for Yakshi and a marble idle of Theerthangarar. Adhi Bhagavan is in the first Floor and brass theethangarar statues are in front. During my Yathra to Mount Kailash, I was told that, this mount Kailash is a sacred place for three religions Hindus, Jains and Buddhists. I feel very happy, that I had visited a holy place of Mount Kailash where Sri Adhinath or the Rishabhanatha attained moksha. Witnessed the Abhishekam and arathi to Mahaveer and Sri Adhinatha at the Jain temple.
HOW TO REACH:
This temple is at No 16, Gandhi salai, Vanuvam Pettai ( Adambakkam ), Chennai 1.
About 500 meters from Adambakkam DAV school.
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