Nakoda is one of the villages in Barmer district of Rajasthan. This place got popular due to the Parshvanath Temple, Nakoda. Though Rajasthan is famous for its majestic forts and grand palaces it is equally famous for its religious places as well. This temple was built in veneration of the 12th Tirthankara, Parshvanath. This temple holds an important place amongst the various other Religious Places in Rajasthan. This temple is an important stopover for the travelers who are on their pilgrim tour of Rajasthan.
History of Prashvanath Temple, Nakoda
Prashvanath Temple at Nakoda has a history that dates back to 1224 A.D during the Vikram Era. The idol of Prashvanath was kept under covers for protection. Earlier this temple was of Mahavira.
Description of Prashvanath Temple, Nakoda
Nakoda's Prashvanath Temple is situated en route from Jodhpur to Barmer. The ambience in and around this temple is very calm and offers a bliss which is simply captivating. It is surrounded from all the sides by the valleys. The hills have an elevation of 1,500 feet. The image of the Jain saint (tirthankara) Parshvanath is in the black stone apart from the other statues the different parts of India and also the world as well to come and pay visit to this lovely piece of architectural wonder. There are also the other temples that are located in the vicinity of Prashvanath Temple at Nakoda such as the Charbhuja temple and the Shiva temple that are around 500-600 years old.
One can reach to this temple without much hassle as it is located at a distance of 13 km from Balotra. The closest railway station is Jodhpur-Samadari-Barmer section of North Western Railway. The tourists can also avail the bus services from here as the buses are frequently available from here.