This place is above 500 years ancient. Temple is situated in Ashta village. This place was known as ‘Ashta Kasar’ after Kasar Jains. There was a time when around 200-250 families of Kasar Jains lived here.
It is believed that during Mughal period these idols were unsafe, the idol of principal deity Lord Parshvanath was moved to a safer place into a wooden box. The bullock cart carrying the idol suddenly stopped near Dustapur, 2.5 km away from Ashta and even after several efforts it did not moved forward.
On that very night village Patel’s (Head of village) daughter-in-law dreamed that the idol wouldn’t go anywhere and it has to be brought back. She told about the dream to her family members in the morning. They all got happy and went to the place along with villagers.
They worshiped the idol and brought it back with joy and devotion. A temple was constructed and the idol was installed with reverence. Since then this idol is being worshiped as Village Lord.
Devotees get rid of their problems and difficulties only by a holy watch of idol. Due to this the idol is famous as “Vighnahar Parshvanath”.