Godiji Parshwanath is the name given to several images of the Jain Tirthankar Parshwananth in India, and to the temple where it is the main deity (mulanayaka). Parshwanath was the 23rd Tirthankara who attained nirvana in 777 BCE. 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.
Godiji temple is situated in the Payadhuni / Pydhonie area of Mumbai . Unique indeed is the greatness of this Jain temple that is 199 years old and considered to be the best in the Jain temples in Mumbai. The idol of Bhagavan Parshvanath of renowned greatness is miraculous. Devotees in thousands have experience of the miracles. The first flag (Dhwaj) of the temple was installed by Shri Motishah Sheth, the best amongst those who are leaders of the Jain religious order. His contribution towards the construction of this temple was very much vital as his presence was for Jain Religion. The idol of Shri Godiji Parshvanath Bhagavan is a major source of attraction. Initially the temple was made of wood. It has been renovated recently with marble.
Title: Godiji Temple
Date of Issue: 17 April 2012