India Post today issued a commemorative postage stamp on Godiji Parshwanath temple Mumbai.Minister of State for Communication and IT Milind Deora released special postage stamp on occasion of 200 yrs of Shri Godi Ji Parswanath Temple, Mumbai today .Godiji Parshwanath is the name given to several images of the Jain Tirthankar Parshwanath in India , and to the temple where it is the main deity (mulanayaka). Parshwanath was the 23rd Tirthankara who attained nirvana in 777 BCE.The original image, about 1.5 feet high, was at Gori in Tharparkar district of Pakistan. The original temple still stands, but is empty. Among the images that bear the name Godiji Parshwanth, the best known is Godiji Parshvanath in the Pydhuni locality of Bombay. It was established in beginning of the eighteenth century. The image was brought from Hamirpur in Rajasthan. The temple was moved in samvat 1859 because of a fire. Its 200th anniversay will be celebrated on May 1, 2012.
INDIA:Stamp Released on Godiji Temple
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