A commemorative postage stamp on the Bicentenary of the Godiji Parshwanth Jain Temple, Mumbai, a temple dedicated to Jain Tirthankar Parshwananth :
Issued on Apr 17, 2012
Issued for : Department of Post is happy to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Godiji temple, Mumbai by issuing a Postage Stamp.
Stamp / FDC : Sankha Samanta
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million (0.1 Million for proponent)
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nashik
- Godiji temple is situated in the Payadhuni/Pydhonie area of Mumbai. The Jain temple was celebrating the 200th year of its inception in 2012. Godiji is one of the 1008 names of Parshvanath, the 23rd Tirthankar of Jain religion.
- The temple was established in Payadhuni in Vikram Samvat 1868 (1812 A.D.). Initially the temple was made of wood. It has been renovated recently with marble. The temple has 226 visible pillars, 16 chambers of worship, 155 idols of precious metals and 83 marble idols. The circular dome in centre stands tall without any support. The idol of Parshvanath in the temple is a major source of attraction. It is believed that the toughest challenges of life can be resolved by offering prayers to Bhagavan Parshvanath at the Godiji temple.
- The temple also has a vast library of ancient and modern literature in several languages which include handwritten manuscripts, literature in ancient languages like Sanskrit, Ardhamagadhi, Prakrut.
- Text : Based on the material provided by the proponent.