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Presence of Padmavati Mata, can be felt here in form of four Miracles

 
 

 
 

Lakki Tree

Origin of Kumudvati River

Moti Lake

Flower Miracle

 
 
 

Who are Yaksha & Yakshni

 

Jain's pay their respect and worship idols of Jina's for three reasons:
He has liberated Himself and attained Moksha
He expounded the path of Liberation
To get an inspiration to become like Him

The only goal of Jainism is to free ourselves from the worldly sufferings and attain liberation. Jin is a liberated soul, freed of its material body and resides in the top of the universe, called Siddha-loka. The images of Jina's are intended to serve as reminders to the faithful of the possibility of liberation; i.e., they served as role models for both the Jain laity, guiding their ethical code of living, and for the aspirant, Jin providing inspiration and a reminder that spiritual liberation is an attainable goal. As a detached soul, removed from this world, the Jin is incapable of responding to a devotee's prayers or requests.

The humans are opportunistic and since Jinas would not reward no matter how sincerely one may worship them, Jains looked at Yaksha's and Yakshani's for the immediate returns, and to self serve Jain's gave them the places in their temples. Some Yaksha were and are known for bestowing fertility and wealth upon their devotes. Therefore, they had become very popular and their idols had been placed in Jain temples and Jains worship them. Jains offer them different things in favor of boons for children, wealth or freedom from fear, illness or disease.

Harivansapurana also describes the capability of Yakshas and Yakshnis to pacify the harmful power of rogas, grahas, raksasas, bhutas and pisachas. The people also believed that they bestow favors to those who worship them and because of that became more popular then Jinas for some. Therefore, the people started worshipping them for materialistic desires which could not be fulfilled by the worship of Vitaraga Jina

(Yakshas and Yakshinis) are full of passions and are wandering through the cycles of births and death just like us. They are heavenly beings of Vyantar group who have supernatural powers including changing capabilities of their form and size. Jains believe that these Yakshas and Yakshinis were appointed by Indra to look after the well beings of Tirthankaras. Therefore, they were always found around Jinas and that has reflected their presence in Jain temples also around the idols of Jinas. They are found in pair of a male (Yaksha) and a female (Yakshini). Yaksha usually found on the right side of the Jina idol while Yaksini on left side. Even though, Tirthankars do not require or ask for any protection, these Yakshas and Yakshinis looked due to their devotion after Tirthankars and came back to protect the Jainism when it became necessary.

They are also called Shäsandevtäs (male ones) and Shäsandevis (female ones). They are Guardian Deities, angels of order.

Jains pay their respect to these Yakshas and Yakshinis for having them provided protection to Tirthankars and to the existence of Jainism. These are the reasons, they are found around the images of Jinas as well as their individual images in many Jain temples.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Who are Yaksha &
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Link between Parsvanath & Padmavati

Important Places of
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