In old days Bhinmal was known as Shrimal and it is one of the richest city in the India at that time. So many Jain peoples are belongs to bhinmal. Mr. Sumermalji H. Lunkad (Director of SUMER BUILDERS) has decided to make a great value temple in the city, and appointed Mr. B. M. SOMPURA to design the temple of 72 Jinalaya.
The temple faces North and has an area of 4700 Sq. feet. The temple is based on 8′ feet height platform. The main temple has been established in the centre portion of the temple, and surrounded by other 71 temples. The main temple is 72′ feet long and 54′ feet wide and 60′ feet in the height. The surrounding temple has also three open prayer hall (Mandap) and pradakshina path. The temple is under construction and when ever it will be completed it will be a master piece for architecture.
Bhinmal (भीनमाल) is a town in the Jalore District of Rajasthan, India. It is 72 km south of Jalore town. The name Bhinmal is derived from the word Shrimal.Bhinmal was old capital of Gurjars (or Gujjars) during the reign of Gurjar Pratihara kingdom.
The town is the birth place of the Sanskrit poet Magha and mathematician and astronomer Brahmagupta.
Bhinmal was the capital of ancient Gujarat (Gurjar-desh). The name of the town during the medieval age was Bhillamal (भीलमल). Hiuen Tsang visited Bhillamal (Bhinmal) in about 641 AD. According to Hiuen Tsang Bhillamala was capital of Gurjara kingdom. He stated that the Gurjars ruled a rich and populous kingdom with capital at Bhinmal (Pilo-mo-lo).
This city has witnessed many rises and falls. Stone inscriptions of the year 1333 of the Vikrama Samvat(1277 AD) are found among ruins of temples. There are signs here and there showing that Lord Mahavira Swami, the 24th Jain Tirthankar wandered about here. They can provide historical evidence to researchers. The King of the place was a Kshatriya, celebrated for his wisdom and virtue, a believer in Buddhism and a man of exceptional abilities. He was just twenty years old. The people of the place were flourishing. Brahmanism dominated the city. There was only one Buddhist monastery with 100 brothers.