Travel Rajasthan: Malpura Dadabadi, Dadaguru Jin Kushal Suri

Idols and footprint of Dadaguru in Malpura Dadabadi

Main foot print of Dadaguru Jin Kushal Suri in Malpura Dadabadi
Main foot print of Dadaguru Jin Kushal Suri in Malpura Dadabadi | Source
Exclusive Ruby gemstone idol of Jin Kushal Suri in Malpura Dadabadi
Exclusive Ruby gemstone idol of Jin Kushal Suri in Malpura Dadabadi | Source
Sri Jineshwar Suri, founder of Khartar Gachchh sec of Swetambar Jain
Sri Jineshwar Suri, founder of Khartar Gachchh sec of Swetambar Jain | Source
Sri Jin Dutt Suri, first Dadaguru
Sri Jin Dutt Suri, first Dadaguru | Source
Dadaguru Jin Kushal Suri idol
Dadaguru Jin Kushal Suri idol | Source
Dadaguru Sri Jin Chandra Suri who preached Mogul emperor Akbar
Dadaguru Sri Jin Chandra Suri who preached Mogul emperor Akbar | Source

Malpura Dadabadi, a famous Jain temple of Dadaguru Jin Kushal Suri


Malpura Dadabadi is a famous Jain pilgrimage center in Tonk district in Rajasthan near Jaipur. The town is 95 KM from Jaipur. Malpura has almost the same distance from Ajmer Sharif. The place is well connected with bus routes from both the places. It is renowned for Jin Kushal Suri, third Dadaguru.

Jin Kushal Suri left for his heavenly abode some seven centuries back at Deraur in Pakistan. It is told that a devotee of Jin Kushal Suri at Malpura could not believe the news of his death. He told himself, "I will believe the sad news if Dadaguru himself will tell me about his death."

Jin Kushal Suri came from the heaven to satisfy the urge of his devotee in Malpura. He shew himself standing over a Greystone. The stone is kept as it is while building the Dadabadi. Pilgrims and devotees worship the stone as his footprint . A beautiful Dadabadi is build to pay homage Dadaguru.

Sri Jain Swetambar Khartargachchh Sangh, Jaipur is managing this Dadabadi since a long time along with several other Swetambar Jain temples and Dadabadi in and around Jaipur. All state of the art facilities is available in Malpura such as food and lodging, library, dispensary etc free of charge for the pilgrims and devotees.

It is worth noted that Dada Jin Kushal Suri was an Acharya in Khartargachchha clan of Swetambar Jain. He is widely worshiped among his devotees all over India and overseas. Hundreds of Dadabadis are built in his name all over India and in some places overseas.

I have posted here few images of Malpura Dadabadi and some videos about other Dadabadis and Dadaguru puja.

Stone inscriptions in the main hall of Malpura Dadabadi

Dadaguru Sermon
Dadaguru Sermon
Funeral procession of Manidhari Jin Chandra Suri, second Dadaguru
Funeral procession of Manidhari Jin Chandra Suri, second Dadaguru
Jin Chandra Suri, fourth Dadaguru is preaching Mogul emperor Akbar
Jin Chandra Suri, fourth Dadaguru is preaching Mogul emperor Akbar
Miracle of Dadaguru
Miracle of Dadaguru

A unique "Ruby" idol and other idols at Malpura Dadabadi


Do you want to see a unique statue ? An idol made of a very big size ruby? If yes, then come to Malpura Dadabadi, a pilgrimage center of Swetambar Jain. The idol of Jin Kushal Suri, third Dadaguru is made of a single stone. The idol weighs 125,000 carats i.e. twenty-five Kilograms at present. Mr. Pukhraj Lunia, a devotee of Jin Kushal Suri and a gemstone dealer has gifted this idol to the temple.

Ruby is a precious gemstone and it is difficult o find a ruby gemstone of this big size. It requires at least 100 Kg of the rough gemstone to make an idol weighing 25 Kg.

There are several other idols of Jain Acharya such as Jineshwar Suri, founder of Khartar Gachchh, Jin Dutt Suri, Manidhari Jin Chandra Suri, Jin Kushal Suri and Jin Chandra Suri. Photographs of these idols are posted above along with the main footprint. All these Jain Acharya but Sri Jineshwar Suri are renowned as Dadaguru.

Malpura Dadabadi and the main hall

Malpura Dadabadi, an exclusive view
Malpura Dadabadi, an exclusive view
Malpura Dadabadi, inside the main hall Image 1
Malpura Dadabadi, inside the main hall Image 1
Malpura Dadabadi, inside the main hall Image 2
Malpura Dadabadi, inside the main hall Image 2
Malpura Dadabadi, Mulgambhara inside the main hall
Malpura Dadabadi, Mulgambhara inside the main hall
Malpura Dadabadi and Dharmshala
Malpura Dadabadi and Dharmshala

Vasupujya Swami, Ambika Devi temple and Dharamshala at Malpura


There are Sri Vasupujya Swami and Ambika Devi temples built on both sides of Jin Kushal Suri Dadabadi. Vasupoojya is 12th Tirthankar in Jain traditions.The temple is built in traditional Nagar style. There are two floors in this temple and main deity on the first floor is Shankheshwar Parasnath. Vasupoojya Swami is placed as the main deity in the inner sanctum of the ground floor. There are several other idols in this temple such as Gandhara Gautam and Sudharma Swami, Padmavati Devi etc.

Ambika Devi is Adhishtayika of Jain Tirthankar Sri Neminath alias Arishtnemi and also of the Khartar Gachchh clan. There are idols of Chakreshwari Devi, Chanda Devi, Laxmi and Saraswati in this temple. There are stone inlays of 52 Veer and 64 Yogini.

These temples are surrounded by gardens, Upashray, and Dharamshala and have marvelous ambiance. The management provides free food and lodging to all pilgrims visiting Malpura Dadabadi.

Dadaguru Pujan at Kolkata Dadabadi

Malpura Dadabdi quiz

Update: Major events 2012 at Malpura Dadabadi


There are two major events organized every yer in Jin Kushal Suri Dadabadi at Malpura. These events are Dadamela and Holi Mela. Dada Mela used to be organized on the death anniversary (Swargarohan diwas) of Dada Sri Jin Kushal Suri, that falls on Falgun Krishna Amavasya, the no moon day of Indian lunar month Falgun. Holi Mela is organized on Holi, the color festival in India, that falls on Falgun Shukla Purnima, the full moon day of Indian lunar month Falgun.

Duration of both the events is two days consist of Puja in the temple on the first day followed by a devotional song night at Dadabadi. Dadaguru "Badi puja" used to be organized on the second day.

Sri Jain Swetambar Khartar Gachchh Sangh, Jaipur will organize both the mela on February 20 and 21; and March 7 and 8 respectively. Malu family of Seoni, Madhya Pradesh, and Kuhad family from Jaipur will sponsor both the mela (fair).

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JYOTI KOTHARI 17 months ago from Jaipur Author

Dear CP Jain,

You have not posted any link or contact info. How can I give you Dadaguru Arti?


cpjain 17 months ago

i want dada guru arti


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JYOTI KOTHARI 21 months ago from Jaipur Author

Thanks Nirmalji. See u in Malpura.


nirmalkochar 21 months ago

Nice to see guru ki bhakti. Bani raha

Jai jinder


Dhyan Parakh 2 years ago

Your efforts are praiseworthy by utilizing the power of net. We wish you all the success to propagate the culture ,values and tradition of Jainism.Likely to visit Ajmer ,Malpura and Bhilwara in Feb 2014 first week.

Regards,

Dhyan Parakh

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PRAKASH DOSHI 3 years ago

Very eager for darshan. May be coming shortly. Please Dada make me VISIT..........


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JYOTI KOTHARI 4 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi Prasad Jain,

You can mention this Dadabadi whenever you publish a new edition in Kannada. Thanks.


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prasadjain 4 years ago from Tumkur

A good place to visit to visit and pray. So fine.

I have visited one village about 40 k.ms away from Jaisalmer that has similar name- Dadabadi.That is near the village Brahmasar,I remember.There also same Guruji's memorial is there.It is said, he came from Multan(presently in Pakistan) side. Perhaps the same Guruji might have moved further to this place,near Ajmer.

The sad thing is that, i have visited Jaipur thrice.During my second visit to Rajasthan I toured there for 15 days.In my third visit, I toured around- Ladnoo, Bikaner, Deshnuk, Ajmenr etc. In all my 3 visits, I visited Jaipur. In spite of this, I did not here of this place.AS a result, I have left this serene place unmentioned in my Kannada travelogue on Rajasthan,Which is the most detailed one on Rajasthan, in my language.How ignorant we are!


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JYOTI KOTHARI 4 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi FREEWORKING,

This is not a palace but a temple, a place of worship of a famous Jain saint. Presently, I am part of the management of this pilgrimage center and you are welcome to visit the same. Free food and lodging.


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FREEWORKING 4 years ago from rohtak

I haven't visited that palace but many palaces of Rajasthan. Great people and wonderful culture.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 4 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi HP,

Thanks for your comment. I have tried to bring Malpura Dadabadi, a famous pilgrimage center into limelight.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 4 years ago from Jaipur Author

Thanks for commenting.


Amir 5 years ago

Toda road ward no.2


mahaveer bokadiya 5 years ago

nice


yogendra 5 years ago

malpura


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prasadjain 5 years ago from Tumkur

A clear, detailed article about an important place less known even to Jains.Thanks.


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H P Roychoudhury 5 years ago from Guwahati, India

You have given historic facts of” Malpura Dadabadi”. In India we are proud of Hindu Religion which has taught us the way of life with tolerance and sacrifice. But where from these virtues have been incorporated in the Hindu Religion. It appears to me, it is Jainism and Buddhism that influenced mostly the Hindu Religion if I am not mistaken. I admire the great tradition of Japura Dadabadi, one of the architects of Jainism.

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