Sri Dharmachakra Prabhav Tirth Jain Mandir
At a distance of 15 km from Nashik Central Bus Station, Sri Dharmachakra Prabhav Tirth is a beautiful Jain Temple situated near Viholi village on Nashik - Mumbai Road. This is one of the top Nashik tourist places and also one of the popular pilgrimage places in Nashik.
Sri Dharmachakra Prabhav Tirth was established under the divine inspiration of Acharya Sri Jag Vallabh Surishwaraji Maharaj Saheb. This recently built temple is popularly called as Jain Mandir. This is a three-storey structure whose architecture is unlike the other Jain temples has completely new and contemporary outlook. The temple is built using the pink sand stones and white marbles which beautifies the feel and the look of the temple.
The three storey temple consists of a Pravachan Hall on ground floor where meditations and sermons take place, Choumukhji on the first floor and Ashtapadji on the third floor. A statue of Sri Mantradhiraj Parshwanath Bhagwan is the main idol (mulnayak) of the temple. The temple is adorned with the idols of the Jain saints and the most important among them is the idol of 24th Jain Tirthankar, which is made of Panchdhatu and weighs about 12 tons. Moreover, the temple has beautiful replicas of Sri Shatrunjay Tirth and Sri Sametshikarji Tirth.
The foreground of the temple is impressive with an enchanting creation of the magnanimous Yantra of the Sri Mantradhiraj Stotra which is etched with figurines and flanked by an array of the statues of revered Gods and Goddesses. The temple has a spacious Dharmasala with 100 rooms but it is for Jain community only. It also has a Bhojanshala and offers healthy Jain food at affordable rates.
Timings: 5 AM - 6 PM.