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Madhya Pradesh has the privilege of comprising 6 Sidhha Kshetra and  more than 25 Atishay kshetra. There are numerous places, which are very rich from the point of view of art and architecture and history.  Some of the famous places are mentioned below: -

 

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The famous temples of  are as follows: -

 

     

                1. Bavangajaji(chulgiri )     

 2. Bhojpur

 3. Devagadh Tirth

 4. Khajuraho Temple

 5. Kundalpur

6.  Muktagiri

 7. Nainagiri Tirth                         

 8. PAPORA

 9. Sonagiri Tirth

10.SIDDHAVERKOOT

11.Thuvanji

12.Ahar

13.Shivpuri

14.PUSHPAGIRI

15.Kanch Mandir

 General information's which are applicable for all places:-

Map-Madhya Pradesh

Tour and travels Jain temples of Madhya Pradesh-references -

Some of the tour Itineraries: -

A. Bundalekhand Journey: -

Journey start from Indore to Indore (10 days Tour): -

 

  From      To    KM   From      To  KM
 Indore  Makciji    70   Makciji   Bajrang Garh   216
 Bajrang Garh   Ashok Nagar    55   Ashok Nagar   Thuvanji     45
 Thuvanji   KhandarGiri    25   KhandarGiri   Chanderi       2
 Chanderi   Sironji    30    Sironji   Lalitpur     18
 Lalitpur   Deva Garh    33    Deva Garh   Pawaji     78
 Pawaji   Karangua    50    Karangua   Sonagiri Ji     55
  Sonagiri Ji   Aurcha    70    Aurcha   PAPORA Ji     85
  PAPORA Ji   Ahar Ji    27    Ahar ji   Khajuraho    120
 Khajuraho   Drone Giri   115   Drone Giri   NainaGiri      90
 NainaGiri   Kundalpur   150   Kundalpur   Koniji    100
 Koniji   Madhyaji     30   Madhyaji   Panagar      12
 Panagar   Bhagyoday(Sagar)   180   Bhagyoday   Bhojpur    200
 Bhojpur  PUSHPAGIRI   130   PUSHPAGIRI   Indore      70

Journey-SIDDHAVERKOOT Malwa

Journey start from Indore to Indore (3 days Tour): -

  From      To    KM   From      To  KM
  Indore   Siddhverkoot   78   Siddhverkoot   Namokar Dham    20
  Namokar Dham   Oone   110   Oone   Bavangaja    80
  Bavangaja   Mandew   126   Mandew   Mangtung Giri    42
  Mangtung Giri   Banedia     62    Banedia   Makciji   114
  Makciji   PUSHPAGIRI     65   PUSHPAGIRI   Indore     65

Madhya Pradesh Tourism has Tourist offices at all the airports, major railway stations and in all the major cities of Madhya Pradesh. You can get all the information regarding places of tourist interest, accommodation etc. from these offices.

Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.

Head Office:-
4th Floor, Gangorti Complex, T.T. Nagar,
Bhopal - 462 003.
Tel.: (0755) 277 8383, 277 4343
Fax: (0755) 277 4289, 277 2384
E-mail: info@mptourism.com.

Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.
204-205, Kanishka Shopping Plaza
19, Ashok Road, New Delhi - 110 001
Ph. 3321187, 3324511
Ext. 277
(R) 4635550, 4644404

 

Arrangements for boarding and lodging, STD PCO's  are generally available on all tirth places. Also find the list of Dharmshala in MP at the end. boarding and lodging is available on payment basis.

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.

 Distances for reference: - Indore is connected by good motorable roads with Agra (605 Kms.), Ahmedabad (456 Kms.), Bhopal (187 Kms.), Bombay (602 Kms.), Delhi (809 Kms.), Gwalior (486 Kms.), Khajuraho (574 Kms.), Meheshwar (90 Kms.), Mandu (105 Kms.) and Ujjain (53 Kms.) Detailed chart given at the end.

1-Bawangajaji(chulgiri)

 

           The  famous Chulgiri  Kshetra is situated in the laps  of the Satpuda hills.

 

           References: - Khargone – Former district is situated on the banks of river Kunda. 

Ø                                 Famous Navgrah mandir. 143 Km from Indore (Railhead / Airport), 90 Km from Khandwa

               (Railhead), 90 Kms from Barwani.

Ø                               (If you are coming from Gujrat by State Highway 26), 70 Km from Sendhawa.

Ø                               (If you are entering from Maharashtra by Agra Mumbai Road - National Highway 3),

               it is 65 Km from Dhamnod.

Ø                               (If you are coming from Indore by Agra Mumbai Road - National Highway 3), 120 Km

              from Dhar. A big market place for cotton.

 

 Location : -Bawangaja (Chool Giri) is an important Jain pilgrimage centre. It is 6 Kms from district headquarter Barwani. There are 11 temples on the hill and they belong to 15th century. It has world's tallest statue of Lord Adinathji.

 

Jain saints Kumbhakarna and Indrajeet were said to attain Nirvaan from this place only.

 

 

The village Barwani is at a distance of 6 kilometers to reach the Jain Siddha Kshetra Chulgiri (Bawangaja). The ascending road on the hill begins from this village. There are hundreds of steps for climbing the hill. Bus service and private vehicles are also available for going to and coming from the foot of the hill.

 

 

 By cutting rock of one single mountain only this 84 feet high idol of lord Bhagwan Adinath has been made. The idol of Bhagwan Adinath is in Khadgasan mean standing posture. The height 84feet was considered 52(gaja) in the earlier days and accordingly it has been named as Bawangaja  The color of the stone of the idol of Bhagwan Adinath is brown. The structural art & style of this idol is marvelous and it is in perfect proportion. Though no evidence is available but it is believed that this idol was made and installed nearly 3000 years ago. The monolithic idol of Bhagwan Adinath is a masterpiece of structural art & style. It is unique, splendid, very attractive and beautiful.  It is difficult to find other one to match it. On the face of the idol of Bhagawan Adinath in the Kayotsarga posture, there are expressions of detachment and peace. It arouses deep devotion in the heart of the pilgrim.

 

                                      

 Every twelfth year, the festival of Mahamastakabhisek is celebrated. On that occasion innumerable pilgrims come here from the whole of India and get the benefit of God’s worship. Nirvanutsav of Bhagwan Adinath – Magh Krishna-14; The Annual Fair is organized.

There are other temples also at this Kshetra. Except 11 tonks and 15 temples on hill, there are other temples at the bottom of the hill as well. The 400 centimeters high idol of Bhagawan Shantinath in the Khadgasana posture is extremely ancient. The idol of Bhagwan Ajitnath carved artistically on a stone slab present here is also quite worth seeing. It is also famous that the saints namely inderjeet and kumbhkaran along with several others attained salvation from this place.

From this hill one can see the river Narmada flowing in the front. Apart from the river this place has beautiful sights & green vegetation all around having picturesque view with waterfalls and garden having fruit bearing trees. The sunset point & the sunrise point are the main attraction at this Kshetra.

                                                                                             

Address: - Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Chulgiri (Bawangaja).

Post – Badwani, Taluka – Badwani,
District – Khargone (M.P.) Pin – 451 551, Phone 07290-222084,291016,291390 & 282133 Mobile-9425090384

Website – www.Bawangaja.com 
Email – (i) Manager@Bawangaja.com ( ii ) Manadig@Sancharnet.

Services: -

Rail: -The nearest railway station of Mahuva is at a distance of 130 kilometers;

Khandva is at a distance of 185 kilometers. Indore railway station is about 160 kilometers from

Badwani.

Air: - Nearest airport is at Indore about 150 kilometers away.

Road: -  well connected from all sides having tar road--Badwani which is 8 kilometers away is well connected by roads. Buses are available for Badwani from Indore, Ujjain, Khandwa, and Baroda etc

Lodging and boarding facilities for 300 persons is available in the dharamshala. Contact on phone numbers given above.

For other relevant information’s contact: -

Ø       Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. Address given in the beginning of the article.

Ø       Tourist Information Center, 216-217, Kanishka Shopping Plaza, Ashok Road, New Delhi-Phone No 011-23368371

Ø         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 Bhojpur Tirth

 References: -  Bhojpur is 30 Kilometers from Bhopal. Lodging and boarding facilities are available in the dharamshala. There is provision for staying for about 1000pilgrims

Trust: -Shree Digambar Jain Atishay Kshetra Shanti Nagar Bhojpur, Village-Bhojpur, Tehsil-GoharGunj, District-Raisem (MP) Pin-464 993

Phone-07480-262225

 Historicity: The ancient Jain temple dates back to samavat 1101 during the period of Bhoj dynasty. The 675 centimeters high idol was installed during that time. This place is also known as the ‘Shri Shantinath atisay kshetra’. It is believed to be the place of tapasya and nirvan of Shri Manutungaacharya. This place is surrounded by green hills and is very pleasant.  A famous shiva temple is also at this place.

Near by Jain tirths: -

Manua Bhan Ki Tekri 

Near seven kilometer away from Bhopal on Gwalior road on the top of a hill are situated Manua Bhan Ki Tekri, the Jain temple, a pilgrimage and faith of jain devotees. On the tekri the Jain saint Maharaj Shri Vijay Suriji, Shri Jindutta Sureshwarji and Acharya Manutung’s footwear's are kept and also an idol of Shri Man Bhadarji has been installed. On the Simha Gate of the temple is an old manuscript carved on the stone, the language in which it has been written is still to be deciphered. It is also said to be the Sadhana Sthali of Oswal Dynasty. A big fare is also held every year here on Kartik Purnima.

 

Samasgarh

It is situated 22 kilometer away from Bhopal. A Jain Muni discovered this place 70 years ago. Hundred of idols of Jain tearthankars can be seen there.

Services: -

Air: - Regular flights connect Bhopal with Delhi, Gwalior, Indore and Mumbai.
Rail: -Bhopal is on the Delhi-Chennai main line. Major trains going from Mumbai to Delhi Itarsi and Jhansi also passes through Bhopal. Bhojpur is just 14 kilometers away from Obedullah RaiwayStation.
Bus: - Regular bus services connect Bhopal with Indore(186 km), Mandu(285 km), Ujjain(188 km), Khajuraho(383 km), Pachmarhi(195 km), Gwalior(423 km), Sanchi(46 km), Jabalpur(295 km) and Shivpuri(311 km).

 Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.,
Gangotri, 4th floor,
T.T. Nagar,
Bhopal. - 462 003
Telephone: (0755) 2554340-43, 
Fax: 0755-2552384

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-Devgadh Tirth

Deogarh is situated on the right bank of the Betwa, spread on beautiful hillside this Digamber Jain Tirth with 40 magnificent jinalaya with 29 central pillars and 500 carved "Shilalekh" which portrays an idea of the divine place is Just 123 km from Jhansi. It is located  on the Delhi-Mumbai railroad about 32 kms away by road from Lalitpur. The Lalitpur  is 504 kilometers from Delhi.

Manastambha - Jain Temple Jain Shrines: The group of 31 Jaintemples, though of a later date, is no less remarkable. The site was a Jain centre from the post-Gupta times up to the 17th century. Panels depicting scenes from Jain mythology, Tirthankara images, a Manastambha (votive pillar), Ayagpatta (votive tablet) Sarvato bhadra pratima (Jaina images visible from all sides) and Sahastrakuta (pillar carved with a thousand Jaina figures) are found here. 

Services: -

 Air - Nearest airport is Gwalior - 235 km.
 Rail - Nearest railway station is Lalitpur - 33 km. 
 Road - Deogarh is connected with regular bus services from Lalitpur and other parts of the state.

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-Khajuraho Temple

Name And Address: -Shree Digambar Atishay Kshetra Khajuraho, P.O-Khajuraho, District-Chhattarpur, MP-471 606

Phone: 07686-274148

Khajuraho needs no introduction as to its location, history and architecture. From the viewpoints of art and culture, Khajuraho is famous all over the world. This is a world famous cluster of Jain temples situated in Chhattarpur area, near Jhansi. At present there are 32 Digambar Jain Temple 0f which 22 are pinnacled temples. In one temple, there are ruins of Jain temples. There is a Shantinathji museum. In it there is a rich collection of many beautiful works of art.

 The architecture is around one thousand years old. The distinct architecture and beauty, the temples of Parshvanath, Adinath and Shantinath are famous all over the world.

 Parsvanath Temple: The western group’s largest Jain Temple and exquisite in detail. This Chandella-period (mid-tenth century) Jain temple is dedicated to the 23d tirthankara (savior) Parshvanath, the predecessor of Mahavira The sculptures on the Northern outer wall are particularly noteworthy. The themes depict in charming detail, every day activity. A woman sits bent pensively on a letter, a lovely young girl removes a thorn from her foot, and the master craftsmen of Khajuraho display here their deep understanding of the trifles that make up a human life.  Within, a throne faces the bull Emblem of the first tirthankara, Adinath. The Parsvanath image was installed in 1860.

      

 

Ghantai Temple: The other Jain temple has a frieze, which depicts the 16 dreams of Mahavira’s mother, and a Jain goddess on a winged Garuda.. North of Parswanatha is the more modestly sized Adinatha Temple.

Adinath temple:  This temple is dedicated to the Jains Lord Bhagwan Adinath.  The temple is lavishly embellished with sculpted figures, including yakshis and the Javari, with a richly carved gateway and exterior sculptures.

 

 

 The Adinath temple is famous for splendors and charm of pitchers on its high pinnacles. The matchless idols of Gandharvas, Kinnars, Vidyadhar, presiding deities and celestial damsels carved in a row outside the wall, are full of beauty and wonder. The beautiful and artistic scenes of beauty-conscious women looking at the mirror and applying vermilion at the parting of hair on the head, women with beautiful eyes applying colliery to their eyes, anxious celestial damsels reading letters of unpleasant news, mothers showering affection on their children, are really beautiful, vivid and fascinating works of art.

 

Trust: Shri Digamber Jain Atishaykshetra Khajuraho, - 471606. Dist - Chhattarpur, State - Madhyapradesh, India.

Air : Regular service links Khajuraho with Delhi, Agra, Varanasi and Kathmandu.

Rail : The nearest railheads are Mahoba (64 km) and Harpalpur (94 km). Jhansi (172 km) and Satna (117 km) are convenient railheads for visitors from Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Agra & Varanasi.

Road : Khajuraho is connected by regular bus services with Mahoba, Harpalpur, Satna, Jhansi, Gwalior, Agra, Jabalpur & Bhopal.

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.

Shantinath Temple Khajuraho - A Famous Jain Temple:-

Click on the link to see the video :- :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztcSxzc-CzM

 

5-Kundalpur -

Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Kundalgiri , Kundalpur (Damoh)

Village-Kundalpur, Tehsil-Petera, District Damoh, MP-PIN-470773

Phone-07605-272227,272230, 272293

 References-It is 38 km from Damoh, 113 km from Sagar and about 40 km from Jabalpur.

The Siddha Kshetra came up during 10th - 12th century and is famous for miraculous gigantic size statue of Bade Baba Bhagwan Adinath in sitting (Padmasana) posture 15 feet in height which is a piece of art rare in the world. This place is also known for salvation of Antim Kevali Shridhar Kevali. There is a cluster of 63 temples, the 40 being on the top of hill and the remaining at the valley.  The place is full of natural attractions. The hilly area is semi circular in shape. Series of high-rise temples looks pleasing to eyes adds beauty to this natural place.  The main idol of lord Adinath ji and many other thirthankars are the main attraction in the temple at twenty-second number. The other famous point is Jalmandir situated in the middle of a beautiful pond Vardhaman Sagar.

This place is also famous for Atishaya and is well known for many miracles in the past. On the both sides of Bade Baba idols of Bhagwan Parsvanath 12 feet in height are installed, really magnificent and artistic. So many other Teerthankar idols are also here installed in 10th to 12th century. Images of foot of Antim, Sridhar Kevali have also been installed in this temple who achieved salvation from Kundalgiri.

 Services: -

Road – Busses are available from Damoh, Sagar, Jabalpur for Kundalpur.
Train – Damoh is situated on Beena-Katni Line.
Airport – Bhopal 300 km

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-Muktagiri(mendagiri) Tirth

Address: -Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra muktagiri, P.O. Thapoda, District Betul. MP.Pin-460220.Code and Phone number  --07223-221402

Muktagiri Sidh kshetra is 66 Kilometers from Amravati, Siddakshetra  in Maharastra and 52 kilometers away from Paratwadaon. It is about 200 kilometers away from Nagpur (MP). It is located on the boarder of MadhyaPradesh and Maharashtra. There is a water fall having height about 250feet.

Situated 97 km. from Betul are the Jain temples of Muktagiri. Betul is one of the marginally located southern districts of Madhya Pradesh, lying almost wholly on the Satpura plateau. It occupies nearly the whole width of the satpura range between the valley of the narmada on the north and the bearer plains on the south. It forms the southernmost part of Bhopal commissioners Division.

 They are 52 in number, out of which some are rock-hewn. The temple no 1 is dedicated to Bhagwan parswanath. The main deity of Lord ParshwaNatha a black stone statue which is 4.5,feet high. The statue of Shanti natha is 7.00feet in height. Another statue of Lord Kunthnath also has been installed. The annual Kartik fair is a big draw and attracts pilgrims from all over the country. It is on the high slopes connected by 500 stairs. 

The name Muktagiri or mendagiri is derived from the even of showering of pearls by a dev named Menda. The story goes that once a Jain muni recited the sacred ‘navkar mantra’ in the ears of a dying frog and the frog was reborn as a powerful dev because of listening of navkar mantra and in gratitude, he showered pearls at that place. This place is told to be near temple No. 40 on the Hill. It is also said that a great number of Jain saints/munies attained salvation from here.

                                             

At the foot of the hill the temples are dedicated to Bhagwan Adinath and Bhagwan mahavirji.Both the temples are master piece of Art and Artitecture. The temple No. 10  is carved out of hill rocks and is famous by the name mendagiri. There are idoles of lord SheetalNath ji and Parsvanath ji. The decoration by carvings on pillars and ceiling is marvelous.

 Annual fair take place in kartika purnima

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

  7-Naina giri Tirth

Shri 1008 Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Nainagiri (Reshandigiri).  It is an Siddha Kshetra (Place of Salvation).Gram-Nainagiri, Tehsil-Bukswah, District-Chhattarpur (MP), Pin-471 318

Phone-Code-07583-252020

 

 It is on a small high hill near the Resandigiri village. Tirth is also known as Nainagiri. The nearest railway station is Sagar  at a distance of 56 kilometers and Dalpatpur (64 Kms from Malhara) is the nearest village is at a distance of 13 kilometers from this tirth. (Damoh 91 km, Chhatarpur 125 km, Drongiri 80 km)

This Nainagiri Kshetra is situated on a hill, not so high, consists 36 Jain Temples on hill and 15 in valley. All the temples are build with spires, among them one temple lies in the midst of a pond, looks very attractive.
 The bara Mandir the Eleventh temple of this Kshetra is ancient. According to an inscription of the temple the year of completion was V.S. 1109 means vikram Samvat.

This temple is dedicated to  lord Parsvanath in standing posture. The height of the idol is 140 centimeters and was installed during V.S. 2015. This is the place where Samavsharan of Lord Parsvanath arrived once and Shri Vardatt and other five ascetic saints went to Moksha(salvation)

There are  temples on the hill and aswell as  in the valley . Total number of Temples-53Nos

Services: -

 Road:  – Busses of routs Sagar-Bijawar & Sagar-Bakaswaha pass through     Dalpatpur. Kshetra is at the side of Dalpatpur-Bakaswaha Road at a distance of 12 km from Dalpatpur.
Railway – Sagar directly connected from Delhi by Uttkal Express.

Address: - Shri 1008 Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra Nainagiri (Reshandigiri) Management Committee. Place & Post – Nainagiri, Taluka – Bijaver, Dist. – Chhatarpur (M.P.)

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

 

8-PAPORAji  (Atishay Kshetra, Paporaji)

Address of Trust: - Shri Digambar Jain Atishay Kshetra, Paporaji, Tikamgadh - 472001. State, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Phone 07683 – 244378

It is an old village about 5 Km. southeast of Tikamgarh town and on the Tikamgadh - Jabalpur highway. The nearest station of Lalitpur is at a distance of 58 kilometers and Jhansi is at a distance of 96 kilometers. It is famous Jain pilgrimage centre, which attracts large number of Jain devotees. The village contains about 80 old Jain temples. Few Jain temples are under construction. The famous Jain temples of twenty four Tirthakars is the main attraction of devotees.

 This Kshetra is more than 800 years old and tirth can be known as a city of temples. Here are two underground basements; one of them has three idols. The idol of principal deity Bhagwan Adinath is made of shining Black stone very attractive 2 feet & 8 inch in height. Idols in sides are also in same color & stone. All the three idols were installed in V.S. 1202 and are oldest at this Kshetra.

 This place is famous for Atishay kshetra means miracle's area like (i) water suddenly comes out from a dry well: - Here is a well known as ‘Patrakhan Well’. It is said that an old women organized a party on completion of a big temple (Temple No.-1), suddenly the water of well finished and lack of water for guests was felt. Than that old women entered down in the well reached at the bottom. She than started the prayers with deep heart, a wonder than happened that water started flowing in well and as well as the old woman lifted from the well, the level of water also increased simultaneously. Thus the honor of that old sacred woman was kept. This well still exists near the mess of school here and many faithful devotees come here to be cured of fever and many other diseases by the water of this well.

Similarly there are number of many other sayings.

There are four renowned Temples No. 5, 7, 41 & 42. The Temples with in the basement are the oldest among these. Temple No. 7 & 41 are Meru Mandir, Meru Mandirs of same style are also seen at Aharji & Sonagiriji constructed in same period. Five temples belong to 17th & 18th century. Remaining temples are constructed letter.

An important Jain fair is held in the month of Kartika sudi Purnima and is attended by over 10,000 devotees. It is managed by the trust.

 
 The famous places worth seeing are mentioned below: -

Ø        Prachin Samuchchaya (Ancient Place) – This is the oldest place famous as ‘Sabha Mandapa’. A temple is here in the center and 12 Math’s of old style are surrounding it, looks like 12 assemblies of Samavsharan.

Ø       Basement – two underground basements are here at Prachin Samuchchaya, one is very high and vast with 3 rooms, one room is 22 feet X 9 feet in size.

Services: -

Road: - TikamGarg is directly connected to Jhansi and other important cities. Tikamgarh lies on Kanpur-Sagar Road.

Railway: - Lalitpur is connected to Delhi and exists on Central Railway routes. Busses are available at Lalitpur for Tikamgarh

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.

 

9-Sonagiri ji,Siddha Shetra Sonagiri

Address: Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Shetra, Sonagiri
Place & Post – Sonagiri, Dist. – Datia (M.P.) Pin – 475685
Phone 07522 – 0722-262307, 262310

Location: - Jhansi  is about 45 Km, Datia 15 km (By Road) 15 km (By Train) and Gwalior is 75 km.

This sacred Jain hill lies 3 km to the North West of Datia and is 5 km from the railway station. There are 77 Jain temples, built in rows on the hill and its slopes, and date back to the 17th century. Of these the temple dedicated to Chandranatha, the 8th of the 24 Tirthankaras, is quite a large one and the most beautiful.

Sonagiri (literally, the golden peak) is a place sacred    to   Digambar Jains. This is a place where King Nanganag Kumar achieved liberation from the cycles of death and life along with the followers. There are several white Jain temples scattered around Sonagiri. This sacred place is popular among devotees & ascetic saints to practice for self-discipline, austerity, and to attain Nirvana (salvation).  

LORD CHANDRAPRABHU IDOL

Out of the seventy-seven beautiful Jain temples over this hill and twenty-six temples in village, the temple number Fifty-seventh on hill is the main temple. This temple is vast in size, very beautiful and has attractive   artistic spire. In this temple the principal deity is dedicated to The Lord Chandraprabhu ji, the 8th Teerthankar, eleven feet in height. Two other beautiful idols of Lord SheetalNath  & Parsvnathji are installed.

 

Sonagiri Temple

See more picture in picture gallery

There is a column of dignity (Manstambh) 43 feet in height and an attractive model of Samavsharan. The samavsharan of Bhagwan Chandraprabhu came here for seventeen times. Nang, Anang, Chintagati, Pooranchand, Ashoksen, Shridatta and many other saints achieved salvation from here. This is the unique place known as Laghu Sammed Shikhar covering the area of 132 acres of two hills.

 The surroundings have pure natural environment. The scene of beautiful temples with high spires over hilly area looks very attractive and pleasing to eyes & mind.

A large annual fair is held here in the month of Chaitra (April) From Falgun Shukla 14 to Chaitra Krishna 5.

Services: -

By Road: -Buses of Sonagiri Kshetra are available at Sonagiri Railway Station.

Sonagiri lies on Datia Gwalior road. Buses are available from Gwalior, Datia  and Jhansi for Sonagiri.

By Train: - Sonagiri railway station lies on Agra Jhansi railway line. Trains are available from Gwalior, Datia and Jhansi.

By Air: - Nearest airport to Sonagiri is Gwalior.

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 

 

10-SIDDHAVERKOOT,  (M. P)

Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Siddhaverkoot,

PO-Mandhata, Onkareshwar, District-Khandwa (MP) Pin-450554

Phone: -07280-271229

Omkareshwar is the nearest bus stand and is about 77 kilometers from Indore Omkareshwer is the nearest Bus Stand. It is on other side of Bank of Narmada River, busses come here from all main cities of M.P.  Omkareshwar is 18 km away from Barwah. Barwah to Siddhwerkoot  is 14 km  by road.
It is an island on the confluence of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri. This place has many Jain temples situated on a plane area on the top of a hill called Siddhaverkoot .

Shri Siddhaverkoot is an ancient sacred Siddha Kshetra surrounded by a series of hills full of natural beauty. From this place two Chakravarties, ten Kamdeos and number of saints achieved the salvation. It is said that the main temple no 13 known as bara mandir of Lord Sambhavnath (The 3rd Teerthankar) was searched out from the earth. Bhattarak Mahendrakeertiji of Indore searched this holy place. He dreamed this place in night of Month Kartik Krishna 14 V.S. 1935. He confirmed the dream from Jain texts and then searched the area & nearby forest according to dream. Thus he found the idols of Lord Chandraprabhu & Adinath and broken fragments of two or three temples also.

 Here is an idol of Bhagwan Chandraprabhu installed in V.S. 1545 and an ancient idol of Lord Adinath was installed in V.S. 11. There are 13 temples including images of feet, column of Dignity etc. The 6th temple is dedicated to two Chakravarties and ten Kamdeos and the 4th one is dedicated to the Lord Bahubali ji.

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Repair and reconstruction of this temple started from Magha Shukla 3 V.S. 1940 and installation ceremony of temples & idols was organized in V.S. 1951 1951 in the supervision of Bhattarak Mahendrakeerti ji of Indore. This temple is vast in size looks very attractive with high spires. There are four more shrines in this temple, where idols of Lord Chandraprabhu, Lord Ajitnath, and Lord Parsvanath & Lord Sambhavnath are installed.

 This place surrounded with the hills is full of natural beauty, really pleasing to eyes

Services: -

Road –1. Indore to Barwah and from there by road to Siddhaverkoot is the safest route.

2. From Barwah on Khandwa-Indore road, it is 14 km far from Siddhwerkoot.

The Buses of Harsh Travel Sanawad are regularly available fromSanawad and Barwah.
Trains – Nearby Railway Station is Barwah on Khandwa-Indore line. Taxies are  also available from Barwah. Travelers may reach Omkareshwer by bus from Barwah.
Boats are available at Omkareshwer to cross the river and to reach the Kshetra – Siddhaverkoot.
 By Air – The nearest airport is Indore (77 kms away), which is connected by regular flights to Bhopal, Gwalior, Delhi, Bombay, Ahmedabad and Calcutta.

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

Dharamshala:-Onkarbagh Dharamshala-phone number 07280-234193, Onkareshwar Tirth Mandhata-Dharamshala phone-07280-271236
 Nearby Places of interest: - Pavagiri Una 110 km, Bawangaja 200 km, Gommatgiri 90 km, Baneria 125 km, Maksi Parsvanath 150 km

Contact for more information's:- Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd., 4th floor, Gangotri, T.T.Nagar, Bhopal-462003. Tel: 554340/43

 


11-Thuvanji (Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Thuvonji)

 

Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra can be approached from Lalitpur on Delhi-bombay rail route. From Lalitpur it is about 60 kilometers away. This Kshetra is situated in between the Urvashi & Lilat Rivers.

Here are a group of 25 very beautiful miraculous temples imparting the massage of peace, nonviolence & non-attachment to pilgrims. The great idols installed in various temples here are showing the totality of art and magnificence.
Temple No. 15 is the main temple here where the principal deity Bhagwan Adinath (1st Teerthankar), in a miraculous standing posture having 8metres heighthas been installed in V.S. 1672.

This place is famous because of many Atishaya locally known among the masses.

There are other temples too as detailed below: –
Temple No. 1, Shri parsvanathji Temple – There is a magnificent 15 feet high colossus of Bhagwan Shri Parsvanath (23rd Teerthankar) installed in V.S. 1864 with a very artistic serpent hood over the head; this hood is made by different serpents in a beautiful manner and may be seen in both the sides of colossus.

Temple no 5, is Shri Shantinath Jinalaya with 18 feet high standing colossus of Bhagwan Shantinath (16th Teerthankar).

In temple no 4 there is a museum.  Some ancient idols are kept there.
There are mainly standing idols in standing posture in remaining temples worth seen.

The surroundings are full of beautiful and attractive natural environment.

Services: -

Road: - Busses are available from Ashok Nagar, Mungavali, Guna, Chanderi, Lalitpur for Thuvonji.
Train
: –Nearest Railway Stations are Lalitpur, Ashok Nagar, Mungavali.

Distances from nearby places: - Ashok Nagar 32 km, Chanderi 22 km, Mungawali 55 km, Lalitpur 58 km, Guna 76 km.

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

 

12-AHARJI -Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Aharji

Address and location:-Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Aharji
Aharji, Taluka – Baldeogarh, District – Teekamgarh (M.P.) Pin 472001
Phone 07684 – 255230

A Village of Baldeogarh tehsil Ahar lies on the side of Tikamgarh-Chhattarpur road at a distance of 35 Km. from the district headquarters of the district. Regular buses are available to reach this place. It is evidently an old village said to have been populated by Jamalpur Ahars, which was once an important Jain Centre. Several ruins, Old images and temples are located here. This Siddha Kshetra Aharji is very ancient sacred place and very important for historical & archaeological aspects. Broken fragments of Jain idols & Jain temples are available here. The Village contain three old Jain temples one of these temple have an image of Bhagwan Shantinath ji, having height 20 feet. A tank of Chadella days with a fine dam stands here.

Surrounding are very natural type and are very beautiful and attractive.

Services:

Road – Aharji stands on the road from Teekamgarh to Chhatarpur. Busses are available.
Train – Railway Station Lalitpur 83 km, Jhansi 120 km,  Mauranipur 62 km
Airport – Khajuraho

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

  13:- Shivpuri

 Shivpuri is enriched with various tourist attractions. Shivpuri has the big attraction of its natural beauty and vast cultural heritage. Shivpuri, in the state of Madhya Pradesh and has a wealth of history behind it. During Excavations the Archeological survey of India found number of Jains idols. The idol of Lord Shanti Nath ji which is a master piece of sculpture and is very old one has now been installed in Shree Parshwanath Digambar Jain Mandir, Shivpuri. See picture in Picture gallery. The other famous Jains Temple are Shree Chandraprabh Digambar Jain Mandir, Sadar Bazar, Shivpuri and Shree AdiNath Digambar Jain Mandir, Bus Stand Shivpuri.

  How to Reach

By Air:
The nearest airport is at Gwalior (112 km), connected with Delhi, Bhopal Indore and Mumbai.
By Rail:
Nearest railheads are at Jhansi (101 km) and Gwalior, which are on the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai main lines.
By Road:
Shivpuri is connected by regular bus services with Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal, Jhansi and Ujjain
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14: -PUSHPAGIRI : A NEW LANDMARK FOR JAINS
It was an imagination of Acharya Pushpadant Sagarji Maharaj to build a Jain shrine in central India but now a reality with the inspiration of Acharya Tarun Sagarji Maharaj. Located near Songach Village about 5 Km from Indore Bhopal high way, natural in a truly peaceful ambience of Songiri Hills, the 250 acres complex houses Jain Sthanaks, School, Hospital, Museum Staying cottages, shopping centers and above all, a 108 feel tall idol of Bhagwan Paraswanath an Yogic (Padmasan) posture. This would be one of tallest Jain idols surpassing even (57’ height) Bhagwan Bahubali idol at Sravan Belgola in Karnataka. The temple complex also provides facilities like a public school for children up to class 12th, a shopping centre, a hospital and a museum housing ancient treasure and Jain idols. A typical Pyramid Shape Upasaras for Jain sadhus & sadhvis is also coming up. A lush green ambience and cottages for visitors are under construction all of which perhaps will enlighten visitors, the Jain philosophy of Satya, Ahinsa, Samta, Sambhav & Jivdaya.

Ref:- From Indore-60 Kilometers, From Ujjain-61 Kilometers, From Devas-25 Kilometers and From Bhopal 130 Kilometers

Management:-PushpGiri Parbandhak Samiti, Shree Pushpdant Sagar Digambar Jain Sharman Sanskriti Nyas, Shree Digambar Jain Tirth PushpGiri, Indore-Bhopar Highway, Sonkach, Districh Devas MP.

Phone:-07270-278670,278657 Mobile-94253-06499 and 94253-06488

Branch Office:

Shri Pushpdant Sagar Digamber Jain Shraman Sanskriti Nyas

102, Saranga Apartment, 25/3, Snehlataganj, Behind Agniban Press,

Indore 452 003 (M.P.), INDIA. Phone: 0731-2547082 

Mobile: Nirmal Kumar Jain - 9425306501, Abhay Bakliwal - 9425049289

E-mail : indore_office@pushpgiri.org

 For other details please ref Website:-www.pushpgiri.org

Phone:-07270-278670,278657 Mobile-94253-06499 and 94253-06488

15:-Kanch Mandir : Indore is 53 Kilometers from Ujjain, District Head Qoarter. This is a big business centre in Madhya Pradesh and is the main centre for Digambar Jains. The city has many Jain institutions and temples.  The Kanch Mandir, famous  Jain temple is a creation with mirror and cut glasses.  Every where on walls, ceilings, floors, pillars and door knobs are entirely inlaid with glass. Atop is a special glass chamber having three statues of Lord Mahavira installed which multiplies the images of these idols into an indefinite numbers. Visitors come here to see the wonderful glass work and  beautiful pictures of Jains religion created with the help of  cut glass and mirrors .

The other famous Jain temples are at  Thukoganj, Malhar Ganj, Gommatagiri Kshetra and Jain colony.

Digambar Jain dharmashala, is available for visitors to stay. See detail below:-

 

 

List of Dharmshala (Guest Houses) in Madhya Pradesh, India

source directory of jain temples by ITI jain association, Banglore

Terapant Jain Dharmashala,

Adinatha Mandir, Nayi Sadak, Gwalior

 

Sri Ganeshlal Phoolchand Mahavir Dharmashala,

Nayi Sadak, Gwalior

 

Sri Digambar Jain Siddakshetra Sonagiri,

Samrakshana Samithi,

Sonagiri Post, Dathiya District

 

Sri Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Prabandh Samithi,

(Near Jain Temple Complex),

Khajuraho, Chatarpur District

 

Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Railway Station Road, Kshetrapet,

Lalitpur

 

 Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Madiyaji, Jabalpur

 

Sri Digambar Jain Sri Pavagiri Siddakshetra

Oona Post, West Nimad District, Kharagon Taluk

 

Jain Dharmashala,

Agarwal Dharmashala Trust,

Madhavaganj, Vidisha, Bhopal District

 

Sri Shanthinatha Digambar Jain dharmashala

Bajaranggadh

Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Makshi

 

Sri Jawaribagh Vishranthi Bhavan,

Jawaribagh, Indore

 

Digambar Jain dharmashala,

Kanch AMndir, Near Rajwada, Indore

 

Digambar Jain dharmashala,

Gommatagiri, Indore District

 

Sri Digambar Jain Siddakshetra,

Chulgiri (Bhavangaj), Badwani Post

 

Digambar Jain dharmashala,

Siddavarakoot, East Nimad District, Telephone: 08280 - 71229

 

Digambar Jain dharmashala,

Muktagiri

 

Digambar Jain dharmashala,

Shirpur

 

Jain Bhavan,

 5th Sector, Bhilai

Distance Chart from Bhopal
to over Hundreds of Cities & Towns (Highways in Kilometers)

CITY

DISTANCE

CITY

DISTANCE

CITY

DISTANCE

Agartala

2454

Gurgaon

737

Panaji

1291

Agra

541

Guwahati

1855

Paradwip

1266

Ahmedabad

568

Gwalior

423

Pathankot

1220

Aizawl

2321

Haldia

1435

Patna

911

Ajmer

543

Hassan

1536

Pondicherry

1600

Akola

537

Hissar

908

Porbandar

962

Aligarh

624

Hubli

1198

Pune

802

Allahabad

551

Hyderabad

839

Purulia

1188

Ambala

935

Imphal

2339

Raipur

630

Amritsar

1191

Indore

186

Rajkot

784

Asansol

1130

Jabalpur

308

Rameswaram

2027

Aurangabad

588

Jaipur

584

Ranchi

1069

Bhaktiyarpur

959

Jaisalmer

982

Ranippettai

1620

Bangalore

1401

Jalandhar

1108

Raurkela

1065

Barauni

1022

Jammu

1327

Rohtak

805

Barddhaman

1233

Jamnagar

870

Sagar

183

Bareilly

753

Jamshedpur

1217

Saharanpur

874

Belgaum

1132

Jhansi

381

Salem

1604

Bellary

1206

Jodhpur

743

Sambalpur

892

Bhagalpur

1146

Jorhat

2158

Shahjahanpur

827

Bhavnagar

755

Kakinada

1188

Siliguri

1380

Bhubaneshwar

1192

Kandla

933

Shillong

1955

Bikaner

776

Kanniyakumari

2082

Shimla

1086

Bilaspur

654

Kanpur

601

Shivpuri

311

Calcutta

1356

Kochi

1981

Silchar

2181

Chandigarh

981

Kohima

2194

Solapur

912

Chennai

1435

Kolhapur

1035

Srinagar

1620

Chittardurga

1334

Kota

342

Surat

651

Coimbatore

1741

Kozhikode

1756

Thane

736

Cuttack

1167

Krishnagiri

1492

Thanjavur

1777

Dehra Dun

922

Kurnool

1045

Thiruvananthapuram

2154

Delhi

744

Lucknow

678

Thrissur

1855

Dhanbad

1084

Ludhiana

1049

Tiruchchirappalli

1751

Dhule

445

Madurai

1847

Tirunelveli

2001

Dibrugarh

2294

Mangalore

1576

Tirupati

1431

Dimapur

2129

Meerut

752

Tuticorin

2099

Dindigul

1781

Moradabad

808

Udaipur

589

Durgapur

1170

Motihari

1209

Ujjain

188

Ganganagar

1041

Mumbai

779

Ulhasnagar

733

Gangtok

1494

Muzaffarnagar

803

Vadodara

509

Gaya

926

Muzaffarpur

1125

Varanasi

676

Ghaziabad

736

Mysore

1540

Vijayawada

1039

Ghazipur

748

Nagpur

352

Vishakhapatnam

1312

Gorakhpur

849

Nanded

730

Warangal

802

Gulbarga

992

Nashik

594

 

 

Guntur

1071

Nellore

1263

 

 

 

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