Shri Marsalganj (Rishabh Nagar) Diagambar Jain Atishaya Teerth Kshetra.
Place – Marsalganj, Post – Fariha
Taluka and District – Firozabad (U.P.), Pin – 205147
Phone 05612 275320, Mobile 09759454732
Nearby Cities: Firozabad 21 Kms, Fariha 1 Km. Agra 66 Kms.
Mainpuri 67 Kms. Etah 55 Kms
Shri Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Marsalganj (Rishabh Nagar), is situated at the place Marsalganj, 21 Kms ahead of district headquarter Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh (U.P.). At that time a Saint Baba Rishabhdas arrived here.
He was a strict follower of Jainism, although he was Brahmin of South India and master of Mantra – Tantra. At Marsalganj there was a small Jain temple, but by the inspiration of Baba Rishabhdas a huge beautiful Jain Temple was constructed there at the place of ancient small Temple. He brought an ancient idol of Bhagwan Rishabhdeo from somewhere and installed in the new Temple.
There are many stories of miracles of Baba which are still popular here. According to one such story, during the construction of the temple, some jealous persons complained to the king about it. The King ordered the work to be stopped.
The same night the King felt that his fort was moving and someone was beating. In the morning the king discussed this with his ministers. After that the King decided to go to Baba Rishabhdas and ask for apology and order the work to be restarted.
Babaji never collected donations for temple. He always paid the wages in the evening by drawing the actual amount from his seat. At the time of temple’s Pratishtha Mahotsava (reverencing function) due to the collection of large number of devotees, water of well vanished.
Then Baba dropped some pieces of stones after reciting some Mantra, soon well got filled by water. In the same way the shortage of Ghee and Flour was also fulfilled by Baba. So this place became famous as Atishaya Kshetra.
In the magnificent and artful vast temple decorated with the sky high beautiful spires, Bhagwan Rishabhdev’s miraculous idol is installed as principal deity. This idol is about 1000 years old, in seating posture (Padmasana), 21” in height and white in color. In V.S. 2001, a great Pancha Kalyanak Pratishtha Mahotsava was organized here, at that time two beautiful alters were constructed and Bhagwan Shantinath’s and Neminath’s idols were installed in them as principal deity. At the same time a boundary wall was constructed.
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A huge artistic Ahimsa Stambha is also standing in the middle of Melaground.
Idols of Acharya Sudharma Sagarji, Mahaveer Kirtiji, Vimal Sagarji are also present here in meditation state. Under the ancient temple, a cave of Baba Rishabhdas, used by him for meditation and penance is present, a pair of Baba’s foot images is also installed here. It is said that visiting this cave poltergeist disturbances come to an end.