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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Jabreshwar Mahadev Temple




DISTRICT Satara TEHSIL / SUB-DIVISION: Phaltan
LOCALITY Phaltan (Lat. 170 59’, Long. 740 25’)
NOTIFICATION NO.: 3, dated 02.01.1954
APPROACH: Pune, Railway Station- Loanand, Bus station- Phaltan
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This monument is datable to the 12th and 13th century and was originally dedicated to the 23rd Tirthankar i.e. Paraswanath. The temple consists of a portico supported by two elegantly carved pillars, main hall, antechamber and main shrine with a figure of Paraswanath with five-hooded canopy over his head. The outer wall of the temple i.e. niche is highly decorated with fine sculptures with minute details particularly mithuna couples in bas-relief and almost all the figures on the wall are Digamber Jains. Some are converted into the faith of Hinduism with manifestation of Vishnu and Shiva showing the gestures of Veradmudra later.
TOPOGRAPHICAL FEATURES: The monument is situated 29Kms from Loanand.
OWNERSHIP Central Government
IS IT UNDER RELIGIOUS USE Yes