In the series of the main traditional Jain Pilgrimages, the Jiravala has its own importance. This important temple is situated in the middle of the Jairaj Hill on the Aravali Ranges. It is under the Shade of the Jairaj Hill outside the Jiravala village.The Jiravala temple is very primitive and ancient. The temple is surrounded by the Dharmshallas and beautiful buildings. The importance of this temple is unique because all over world installation of Jain temples are made with the name of this temple OM HRIM SHRI JIRAVALA PARSHAVNATHAY NAMAH. The main temple and its kalamandap are surrounded by 72 Dev kulikas. Its structure and architect is of nagar style of temple architecture. Here all facilities exist for religious tourists.
Nearly 18 cms high, white colored idol of Bhagawan Jiravala Parshvanath in the Padmasana posture is there.
It seems that this was a very prosperous city with many ancient remains. Under inspiration of the presiding deity of Bhagawan Parshvanath given in a dream, Sheth Amarasha of Kodinagar built here a temple in the year 326 of the Vikram era. On the same day, Acharya Devsurishvarji also saw the same dream. Searching at the indicated place, he found this idol. In course of time, this temple was renovated many times. The grandear of Bhagawan Jirawala Parshvanath is sung in Jain scriptures. In the beginning of auspicious occasions, the name of Bhagawan Jiravala Parshvanath is remembered in the sacred mantra – ‘Om Hrim Shri Jiravala Parshvanathay Namah’. In different small temples in this temple, the idols of 108 names of Bhagawan Parshvanath are set. The Jirapalli gachchha is named after this tirth. Many miracles of this place are very well known. They fulfill the wishes of faithful devotees. Fairs are held here every year on the tenth day of the dark half of the month of Magasar, on the fourteenth day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra, on the sixth day of the bright half of the month of Bhadrapad and on the fourteenth day of the bright half of the month of Kartak.
Complete renovation of the temple is underway at present.
The scene of the large temple in the lap of hills in the silent atmosphere of the forest looks very beautiful and fascinating. Since this is a peaceful and holy place of natural beauty, it is an excellent place for meditation.
The nearest railway station of Abu road is at a distance of 48 kilometers and the nearest village of Revdar is at a distance of five kilometers. Bus service and private vehicles are available. A large dharmashala and a bhojanashala are there. Food is given here to pilgrims for using on the journey.
It is managed by Shri Jiravala Parshvanath Tirth, Jiravala, Taluka : Revdar, State : Rajathan, India. Phone: 02975-224438