History of Bhopawar Tirth

According to a myth famous about this teerth place, the father & brother, Rukmi, of Rukmini opposed her to marry Shri Krishna. Inspite, they arranged Swaymbar for her marriage & invited number of Princes all over the country except Shri Krishna as they were jealous of him. Lord Shri Krishna has kidnapped Rukmini from Swayambar place on her invitation. In turn Rukmi chased Shri Krishna and attempt attack on him at this place. He was defeated in the battle by Lord Shri Krishna and decided to stay there for doing meditation to gain power so that he could take the revenge. It seems that the teerth place was renovated many times in the time scale. The ancient temple is said to be underground somewhere around the present one. The idol of Shri Shantinath Bhagwan is said to be very ancient belonging to the period of Bhagwan Shri Neminath Bhagwan.