Shree Nakoda ji or Parshwanath Temple of Nakoda is located on a beautiful 1500 feet high hill at a distance of 13 km from Balotara Railway station and 1 km from Mewad city. It is one of the most important and famous pilgrimage for the Jain community in India.
The major attraction of the temple is the main idol of the 24th Jain Tirthankara Parshvanth. The statue is 58 cm in height with black complexion in the Padmasana posture. There are many statues and idols in this temple which are extremely charming and miraculous.
The dignity of Lord Parshwanath and the miracles of the presiding deity of the pilgrimage Shree Bhairavji Maharaj are well-known to the world that thousand of astonishing anecdotes can be heard from the locals as well as the visitors of this place. The devotees consider the Lord Parswanath as Haath-Ka-Huzoor’ (Lord at hand) and Shree Bhairavji Maharaj as ‘Jaagti Jot’ (Living light). It is believed that wishes made in the name of this place surely get fulfilled.
Other temples in the compound are of Shri Adinath Bhagwan & Shri Shantinath Bhagwan along with the temple of Pundarik Swami which dates back to the 16th century. The Charbhuja temple and the Shiva temple had been there since 500-600 year.
On the walls of Shri Shantinath Bhagwan temple, his life history is displayed in the form of idols. A magnificent idol of ‘Sanwalia’ (dusky) Parshwanath is placed on the right side of the temple. Two ancient idols of Lord Neminath in meditational posture are standing outside the main temple. Most of the idols present here are from the twelfth to the sixteenth century.
The high intricate shikhar of the temple is a unique example of sculptural and architectural brilliance. Different floral patterns and unparalleled statuettes are also present in the temple.
A big fair is held on the Janm Kalyan Diwas (birthday) of Bhagwan Parswanath on Poush Krishna Dashmi.The place is standing gloriously among the hills in the forest and the natural view is simply peaceful, beautiful and fascinating. Among the other religious places in Rajasthan, this pilgrimage holds a special significance.