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  Maharashtra has its history of at least 5000 years and from the beginning, this region is stronghold of Jainism and Jains. The oldest inscription in Maharshtra is a Jain inscription. It is in a cave near Pale village in Pune district of Maharashtra. This 2nd century BC. inscription is in Prakrit language and contains Namokar Mantra.

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1.      Shri Antariksh Tirth

2.      Shri Kunthaigiri sidh Tirth  (MAHARASHTRA)

3.      Shri Gajpantha sidh Tirth

4.      Sidha kshetra Mangi Tungi

5.      Ramtek Atishaya kshetra

6.      Atishaya Kshetra, Paithna

 

General information’s applicable for all places: -

Arrangements for boarding and lodging are generally available on all pilgrimages. Also find the list of Dharmshala in Maharashtra at the end of this page. Phone-Contact numbers mentioned at the end of each pilgrimage place. Some of the tour Itineraries are given below for your convenience to organize your tour.

References: - for details about Maps of India or State, National highways & road network, Air Lines, railways, boarding and lodging etc check the index page Jain temples.

 Tour and travels Jain temples of MAHARASHTRA-references -

Some of the tour Itineraries: -

Starting point Indore To Indore (8 Days Tour): -

        

  From      To    KM   From      To  KM
  Indore   Muktagiri   380   Muktagiri   BhatKuli    70
  BhatKuli   Karanja     80   Karanja Antriksh Parashva Nath  100
Antriksh Parashva Nath  Jintur (NameGiri)    120 Jintur                (NameGiri}   KunthalGiri    220
  KunthalGiri   Paithan   135   Paithan   Kachner   33
  Kachner   Ellora   115   Ellora   Aurangabad  27
  Aurangabad   Shirdi   245   Shirdi   Devlali 120
  Devlali   Gajpantha    25   Gajpantha   Nasik    7
  Nasik   MangiTungi  132   MangiTungi    Indore 346

 

Starting point Mumbai To Mumbai (8 Days Tour) : -

 

  From      To    KM   From      To  KM
  Mumbai   Pune  175    Pune   KaliKund ParshwaNath  170
    KaliKund       ParshwaNath   KumBhoj BahuBali   75   KumBhoj   SolaPur 220
   SolaPur   KunthalGiri  128   KunthalGiri    Paithan 135
   Paithan   Kachner    33   Kachner   Jatwada   48
   Jatwada   Aurangabad    18   Aurangabad   Ellora   25
   Ellora   MangiTungi  180   MangiTungi   Gajpantha  125
  Gajpantha   Devlali    25   Devlali   Mumbai  200
           

 

Starting point Nagpur to Nagpur (7 Days Tour): -

  From      To    KM   From      To  KM
  Nagpur   Ramtek   45    Ramtek   Muktagiri  265
  Muktagiri   Chikhaldara   70   Chikhaldara   Ellora  390
  Ellora   Aurangabad   21   Aurangabad   Jatwada    18
  Jatwada   Kachner   48   Kachner   Paithan    33
  Paithan   KunthalGiri 135   KunthalGiri   Jintur  220
  Jintur   Antriksh Parashva Nath 120   Antriksh Parashva Nath    Karanja  100
   Karanja   BhatKuli   80   BhatKuli   Nagpur  180

 

Contact for information about places. The list of Offices of Government of India and  Maharashtra State tourism Development offices given at the end of the articles.

  

1-Shri Antariksh Tirth
Location: -The Atishay kshatra Shri Antariksh Parshvanath is situated in the outskirt of the village Shirpur about 75 kilometers away from Akola railway station. Akola lies on the Bombay-Nagpur rail route.

The idol in this temple is very ancient. Here the idol appeared with miracles in the year 1142 of the Vikram era.  This idol was reinstalled in a new temple under the auspice desire of Acharya Abhaydevsurishvarji on the fifth day of the bright half of the month of Magh in the year 1942 of the vikram era.

 It was renovated several times. Once again the idol was reinstalled under instructions of shree Ganivarya Bhavavijayji, on the fifth day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra in the year 1715 of the vikram era. The idol is Black-colored idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath in the semi-Padmasana posture around 107 centimeters high.

This idol is very miraculous and is famous for getting their diseases removed with the grace of Lord Shri Antariksh Parshvanath ji.

  It is said that at the time of its installation the idol was at horizontal distance of six fingers from the ground level. This is the reason that it is called Antariksh Parshvanath Bhagawan. Now a day the right part of the idol touches the ground  barely at one point only and the remaining part just hangs it over.  Only the faithful fortunate devotees see miracles these days.

 A fair is held on the third day of the bright half of the month of Fagan and on then tenth day of the dark half of the month of Magasar.

Trust: -Shri Antariksh Parshvanath Mahajan Sansthan, Shirpur-444504, Akola, Maharashtra, India,

Pin-444 504 Phone numbers 07254-234006 and 234309

Services: -

Rail: - Nearest Railway station is Vasim, District Akola

Road: -This place is connected by bus service a private vehicles.

References: - for details about Maps of India or State, National highways & road network, Air Lines, railways, boarding and lodging etc check the index page Jain temples.

 

 

2-Shri Kunthaigiri sidh Tirth (MAHARASHTRA)

 

Location: - Kunthalgiri is at a distance of 52 Km from Osmanabad and 40 Kms from Yedasi.

Kunthalgiri is the only sacred place in maharashtra from where two ascetic munies
named Shri Kul Bhushan ji  & Desh Bhushan ji achieved salvation during the period of Lord Munisuvratnath ji (20th Tirthankar).

This Kshetra is situated on 175 feet high hill.There are four temples in the foot hill area and the seven temples on the top of hill. The charan Mandir of these two muniraj are worshipped here.

Main temple of Kunthalgiri is Shri Kul Bhushan – Desh Bhushan Mandir known as Bara Mandir. This is very beautiful, attractive temple with artistic sky high spire. The standing idol 3 feet high of Shri Kul Bhushan – Desh Bhushan made of White Stone are installed in this temple, these are also very attractive.
Idols of Lord Shantinath ji, Munisuvratnath ji & Adinath ji are also placed here.

In this temple idol of Charitra Chakravarti Acharya Shantisagarji is also placed with the images of their feet. Acharya Shantisagarji ended his physical existence accepting ‘Sulekhna’ during the state of self-purification & self-realization.

 

The other main temple is dedicated to Lord Shantinath ji having 68 centimeters high Black color idol installed in V.S. 1932

Other than these, Bahubali Temple, Adinath Temple, Ajitnath Temple, Chaitya & Nandishwer Jinalaya (Temple) are also worth seeing. A 53 feet Manstambha was constructed in V.S. 2001, having 4 idols of Lord Munisuvratnath ji installed on the top in all directions.

In the valley at foothill there are Neminath Temple, Mahaveer Temple and Ratnatraya Temple. The Ratnatraya Temple is also called Kanch Mandir where mirror work has been done in the central hall. This gives a marvelous and pleasing look to eyes.

Trust/management: - Shri Dig. Jain Siddha Kshetra Kunthalgiri
Place & Post – Kunthalgiri, Taluka – Bhoom, Dist. – Osmanabad (Maharashtra), Pin-413 503

Phone: -02478-276860

Services: -

Air: -Nearest Airport is at – Aurangabad

Rail: - Yedashi & Varshi Town.on western railway route.

Buses: -available from Osmanabad, Sholapur, Beed to Bhoom, stay near the Dharmshala of Kunthalgiri.

References: - for details about Maps of India or State, National highways & road network, Air Lines, railways, boarding and lodging etc check the index page Jain temples.

 



  3-Shri Gajpantha sidh Tirth

 

LOCATION: - It is situated near Mahsrool 7 Kilometers from Nasik city. The Nasik railway station lies on the central railway route Delhi-Bombay.

 

The holy place of pilgrimage since thousands of year is known for Nirwana of seven Balbhadra and number of Munies.  There are 435 steps lead to reach to Gajpantha on the 400 feet high hill. One of them was Muni Gajsukumar and therefore the place is famous after his name called Gajpantha.

On the hill there are seven-foot symbols of Balbhadras and There are two newly constructed Jain temples. In the temple there is a Nearly 153 cm high black-colored idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath in the half-Padmasana posture.

In the  caves there are  idols of Bhagwan parshwanath, Adinath and Mahaveerand there are foot symbols of several Balbhadras as well.

There are two caves on a hill in Anjaneri area, which is 16 kilometeres from Gajpantha. In this cave there are number of idol of Tirthankars apart from several idols of 7 Balbhadras and Gajkumars. In the vicinity of the 15 and 16 miles area there exist several Join idols in the  temples and caves belonging to the ancient period.

Trust: - Shri Digambar Jain Gajpantha Tirth Kshetra,v& PO- Masrul, District- Nasik,  Maharashtra, India. Pin-431 001 Phone: -0240-2391008

Services: -

Air: - Nasik Airport

Rail: -Railway Station Nasik

Road: -Bus is available.

References: - for details about Maps of India or State, National highways & road network, Air Lines, railways, boarding and lodging etc check the index page Jain temples.

 

4-Sidha kshetra MANGI TUNGI

Trust: - Shri Mangi Tungiji Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra Committee,
Mangi Tungi, Taluka-SATANA, District- NASIK (MAHARASTRA) Pin-423302
Phone (+91 )  02555-242519, 242546
 

  

Location: - Situated in Baglan tehsil, about 125 Kilometers from Nashik. It is 10 kilometers away from Tahrabad via (Satana- Tahrabad). Nashik lies on Delhi-Bhopal-khandwa central rail route.

 

Among all the religious and holy places in & around Nashik, Mangi Tungi is considered to be a unique spot in the sense that for both Jains & Hindus, it is a sacred place.  Rarely do two sections of different faiths converge together for religious purposes. For Jains, Mangi Tungi is nothing less sacred than Sammed Shikhar, which is in the North India. Thousands of Pilgrims all over the world come to Mangi Tungi every year.

 

 

 

 

Location:-69 Kilometers from Manmad, Siddakshetra.125 kilometers from Gajpantha and 180 kilometers from Ellora.

This place is very old consists of two hills Mangi & Tungi are two cliffs of a single mountain these are named after two sisters Mangi and Tungi. Mangi is at a height of 4343 feet and Tungi is 4366 feet above the sea level. We can find 6 caves on the Mangi hill and 2 caves on Tungi hill. There are more that 600 Jaina images of the tirthankaras in the padmasana and kayotsarga.  Inscriptions on so many idols are not clear. Many idol installed in V.S. 651 are here. Many inscriptions on rock are here in Sansakrit Language in ADINATH & SHANTINATH Caves, but not clear. An inscription of V. S. 1400 is still there in Adinath Cave. There are several caves named after deities & sages who were liberated there such as Seetaji , Mahaveer , Adinath , Shantinath , Parshwanath  & Ratnatrya. Their idols in yogic postures are found in these caves. In Balabhadra cave too there are several idols in similar positions. The tourists find many huge idols in the open also. Krishna Kunda is close to the Tungi peak.  It is believed  that Lord Krishna was cremated from here. Other caves also house the idols of Lord Rama & his dear & near ones. What attracts attention, however, immediately after reaching the place is mammoth, 31 feet high statue of Bhagwan Bahubali was erected recently.

 There are caves named after several Jain sages like Subuddhamuni, Muni Suwratanath, Bhagwan Bahubali & 24 Teerthnkars in the middle of the stairway. At the foot of the hills there are three temples housing not less than 75 idols. Besides religious fervor, Mangi Tungi certainly is a paradise for hikers & heritage lovers as the mountain is not only surrounded by many historical spots & old forts but also gifted by picturesque nature. The great festival on the mountains is celebrated every year in the holy month of Kartik (September - October) when Hindus & Jains converge in large numbers to witness the grand Rathyatra. 
Services: -

 Air: -Nearest Airport is at Nasik

Rail: -Nasik lies on central rail route.

     Road: - Busses are available for Mangi Tungi from Nasik, Malegaon and Manmarh 

      References: - for details about Maps of India or State, National highways & road network, Air Lines, railways, boarding and lodging etc check the index page Jain temples.

 

      5-Ramtek Atishaya kshetra

 

Location: - The temple is situated outside the Ramtek town. It is about 50 Kilometers from Nagpur.  Nagpur can be located on Delhi –Madras on GT-Karnal railway route.

Ramtek is known as Shri Shantinath Digambar Jain Atishaya kshetra. The idol of Bhagawan Shantinatha installed here is believed to fulfill the desires of the devotees. There is also a very attractive Manastambh in front of this temple. In this temple nearly 5 meters high, golden colored idol of Bhagawan Shantinatha in the kayotsarga posture has been installed..

 Apart from this temple, we can find eight Jain temples in this place. It is said that Kalidas has written the famous epic 'Meghdoot' at Ramtek near the RamChandra ji Temple. It is also believed that RamchandraJi had visited this place. The Ram Mandir, Janki Kunda, Rmsagar Kalidas Memorial and others are famous Hindu shrines worth seeing.

 By paying homage to this place the devotees get rid of their miseries, diseases and other troubles.

Trust: - Shri 1008 ShantiNath digambar Jain Atishay Kshetra Ramtek, Ramtek District Nagpur, Maharashtra, Pin-441 106.

Phone Numbers: - 07114-255117

 Services: -

Air: -Nearest Airport is at Nagpur

Rail: -Railway Station Ramtek-5 Kilometers Away.

Road: - Bus Stand 5 Kilometers

References: - for details about Maps of India or State, National highways & road network, Air Lines, railways, boarding and lodging etc check the index page Jain temples.

6- Shree 1008 Munisubratnatha Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Paithna

District Auranga Bad.Maharashtra.Pin-431 107

Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Paithna, is located in the south of Aurangabad District over the bank of river Godavari. Here the  very ancient idol of Lord Munisubratnath ji has been installed.

Phone Numbers-02431-223149

Here arrangements for staying in Dharamshala is available.

 Here is the Map of Maharashtra showing all important places and Important Digambar Jain Tirths

 

 

 

Tourist Offices within the state.

Mumbai    (GOVERNMENT OF INDIA)
123 M. Karve Road,
Opp. Churchgate,
Mumbai-400 020, Maharashtra
Ph. 2032932, 2033144, 2033145, 2036054
Telex: 011-82922, Fax: 91-22-2014496

Maharashtra Tourist Offices within the state.

 Mumbai :-
Dhanraj Mahal - Apollo Bunder
Mumbai- 400039
Ph. 022-2024925

 

Mumbai
Express Towers, 9th Floor,     
Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400021
Tel : 2024482, 2024522, 2024584
Fax : 91-022-2024521
Telex : 11-83980 MTDC IN

Pune
Central Building, I Block,
Pune - 411001
Tel : 628867, 628169
Telex : 1455-697 MTDC IN

Aurangabad
Holiday Resort, Station Road,
Aurangabad - 431001
Tel : 23298, 24713
Telex : 745-271 MTDC IN

Kolhapur
Kedar Complex, Station Road,
Kolhapur - 416001
Tel : 659435, 652935
Telex : 0195-280 MTDC IN

Nashik
T/1, Golf Club, Old Agra Road,
Nashik - 422002
Tel : 70059
Telex : 0752-322 MTDC IN

Nagpur
Sanskrutik Bachat Bhavan, Normal School Area,
Opp. Laxmi Theatre, Sitabuldi, Nagpur - 440012
Tel : 533325
Telex : 715-652 MTDC IN

Amaravati
C/o P.W.D Rest House, Maltekdi Road,
Amaravati - 444601
Tel : 74008

Ratnagiri
C/o Zilla Parishad Office, Ratnagiri Tel : 3847

Goa
Tourist Hostel, Shop No. 5,
Panaji, Goa - 403005
Tel : 43572

Important Phone numbers linked with temples:-

Bhatkooli------Shri AdiNath Bhagwan--------  code 0721.....Phone 289041

Karanja-------Sidhant Darshan............------ code07256...Phone222031

Shirpur--------Shree Antriksh ParshwaNath  ...code07254 .....phone234006

Namegiri (jintur) Shree Antriksh ParshwaNath (9 Ton idol )...code02457 ...phone.220113

Ramtek--------Shree Shantinath Bhagwan...----------------code07114..phone.255117

List of Dharmashala in various cities of Maharastra.

 

Sri Lakshmisena Bhatarakha Math and Dharmashala,

Shukravarapete, Kolhapur

 

Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Kumbhoj, Bahubali Kshetra

 

Sri Adinatha Jain Temple and Dharmashala,

Tulajapur Road, Sholapur

 

Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Kunthalagiri

 

Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Poona

 

Gujarathi Bandhu Athitigruha

Shukravarpet, Poona

 

Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

C.P.Tank Circle, Hirabagh,

Mumbai

 

Sri Adinatha Bahubali Jain temple / Dharmashala

Inside Trimurthy National Park, Borivile,

(Poudanapur), Mumbai

 

Marvadi  Fathepuriya Panchayathivadi Trust

42, 2nd Panjarapol Lane, C.P.Tank,

Madhavabagh (Rirabagh),

Mumbai - 4, Telephone: 022-3752044

Sri Chandrasagar Digambar Dharmashala,

Shahaganj, Aurangabad

Sri Chintamani Parshwanath Jain Dharmashala,

Kachaner, Aurangabad District

 

Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Gajapanth (Musarol), Nasik

 

Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Mangi Tungi, Nasik District

 

Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Devalali, Nasik Dharmashala

 

Sri Suparshwanatha Jain Gurukula,

Main Road, Ellora Village.

 

Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Itavari, Nagpur

 

Sri Paramananda Dharmashala,

Sheshimole, Nagpur

 

Itwar Shengan Mandir and Dharmashala

Lalpur, Nagpur

 

Digambar Jain Dharmashala

Ramtek, Nagpur District

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