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JAINISM
A Religion Of Non-Violence : "Ahimsa Parmo Dharam"
Himachal Teerath

Shri Kangda Tirth

Mul Nayak

Shri Adishwar Bhagwan
Place at the meeting point of Ravi and Satluj rivers, out skirts of Kangda village, on a hill.

Time Period

it is there from the times of Bhagwan Neminath. It is said that during Mahabharta, king Susharmchandra invaded Virat Nagar from the side of King Duryodhan. After being defeated in the battle he came here and established a town bearing his own name. He made a Jain temple and placed an idol of Adinath Bhagwan.
Importance

This Tirth is here from the times of Bhagwan Neminath and during his time King Susharmchandra made it. At that time and times later many Jain communities visited this place. But after that it remained invisible (hidden) for some time. From the pages of 'Vigyapti Triveni', getting hints of this Tirth and getting knowledge from Acharya Shri Vijayvallabhsurishwar ji, Muni shri Jinvijayi ji founded this Tirth again and it was opened for the visitors and devotees in 1947. Every year near the festival of Holi, there is a big fair at this place and people from far away places come to take part. These days the care of this Tirth is taken by people of Hoshiarpur.

Travel

it is just 1.5 kms from Kangda station. From there bus can take you to the foots of the hill and then there is 6 minutes of walking distance to the fort. This place is approx. 102 kms from hoshiarpur. And Bus and taxi services are available.
 

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