Monday, March 2, 2015

Jain Temple at Vijayanagar destroyed by islamist

'JEWELS OF BHARATAM .... SERIES [TM]

ABHAPUR JAIN TEMPLES ..... DESTROYED BY ISLAM ... NOW HIDDEN IN POLO FOREST !!!

Polo Forest Site, Taluka Vijaynagar, District Sabarkantha ..The Polo Camp site is located in Vijayanagar taluka of Sabarkantha districts and is near to Vanaj Forest area, Harnav River and Damsite.

A beautiful courtyard, further into the forest, with the Shiv Panchayat temple and the remains of a Jain temple. The latter was influenced by Mughal architects but built according to the ancient Sanskrit text Vastu Shastra, taking inspiration from the upright stability and balance of the human body, with great resistance to natural calamities such as earthquakes. It contains a lower chamber in which to hide the idols during raids and attacks on the temple, and two marble pillars, one of which is carved with the story of Mahavir Swami’s mother and the 14 dreams she had before his birth. There are also secondary temples next to the main temple.

The area is surrounded with archeologically important Shiv Temple at Sarneshwar, Sadevant Savlings Deras, Surya Mandir, Lakhena Temple, Jain derasar, the ancient Polo Jain Nagr'Polo Forest Site, Taluka Vijaynagar, District Sabarkantha ..The Polo Camp site is located in Vijayanagar taluka of Sabarkantha districts and is near to Vanaj Forest area, Harnav River and Damsite....
A beautiful courtyard, further into the forest, with the Shiv Panchayat temple and the remains of a Jain temple. The latter was influenced by Mughal architects but built according to the ancient Sanskrit text Vastu Shastra, taking inspiration from the upright stability and balance of the human body, with great resistance to natural calamities such as earthquakes. It contains a lower chamber in which to hide the idols during raids and attacks on the temple, and two marble pillars, one of which is carved with the story of Mahavir Swami’s mother and the 14 dreams she had before his birth. There are also secondary temples next to the main temple.
The area is surrounded with archeologically important Shiv Temple at Sarneshwar, Sadevant Savlings Deras, Surya Mandir, Lakhena Temple, Jain derasar, the ancient Polo Jain Nagr
By Ravyi Kumar