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Nakoda / Mewanagar
Nakoda / Mewanagar
Location of Nakoda / Mewanagar
in Rajasthan and India
Coordinates 25°50′N 72°13′E / 25.83°N 72.22°E / 25.83; 72.22
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District(s) Barmer
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)

Nakoda (Hindi: नाकोडा तीर्थ) is a village in the Barmer District of Indian state of Rajasthan. The village name is Mewanagar in the Rajasthan state Government records. This village was known by the names of Nagara, Viramapura and Maheva at different times in the history. When Nakoda Parsvanatha Jain temple was made this village gained popularity by the name of Nakoda. Nakoda is a holy place of the Jains.

Mulnayak is a nearly 58 cm high black-colored idol of Lord Parshvanath in the Padmasana posture. Today Nakodaji is world wide famous for miracles at Nakodaji.



The ancient name of this Tirth is mentioned as Virampur. Virsen and Nakorsen of the third century of the Vikram era built this temple and His Holiness Jain Acharya Sthulibhadrasuri installed the idol. In course of time, this temple was renovated many times. When Alamshsh invaded this place in the year 1280 of the Vikram era (1224 AD), the Jain Sangha kept this idol hidden in the cellar in the Kalidrah village for protection. This temple was again renovated in the fifteenth century. 120 idols were brought here from Kalidrah and this beautiful and miraculous idol was installed here as Mulnayak (main idol of the temple) in the year 1429 of the Vikram era (1373 AD). Jain Acharya Kirtiratnasuri installed the idol Bhairav here. Apart from Nakoda Parsvanatha the other Jain temples here are dedicated to Rishabhadeva and Shantinath.

The Parsvanatha Jain temple was originally a temple of Mahavira. One of the Founding Trustees of the current temple at the Nakoda Tirthstan is the late Shri Keshrimal Sanghvi of the now defunct Patent Tiffin Carrier (PTC) company from Pune. The current generation of the Sanghvi Family still remain as one of the Trustees of the temple.

How to reach it

It is among the hills in the distant forest at a distance of 13 kilometers from Balotra. The nearest railway station on Jodhpur-Samadari-Barmer section of North Western Railway is at a distance of 12 kilometers from this temple. Bus service, and private vehicles from every tirth in Rajasthan to this place are available. In the compound of the temple there is a Dharamshala (disambiguation) (rest-house) with excellent lodging facilities. The other important town nearby is Jasol at distance of 5 km. There are regular buses from Jalore, Bhinmal, Sirohi, Jodhpur, Balotra, Barmer ,Udaipur and Jaisalmer to Nakoda.


Nakoda Tirath

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