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Jain temples in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a vibrant, exotic state where tradition and royal glory meet in a riot of colors against the vast backdrop of sand and desert. It has an unusual diversity in its entire forms- people, customs, culture, costumes, music, manners, dialects, cuisine and physiographic. The land is endowed with invincible forts, magnificent religious palace and havelis i.e., historical places etc.

The famous temples of Rajasthan are as follows: -

Jain Temples  and Atishay Kshetra –Rajasthan

 

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Details of Atishay/Tirth  Kshetra

01 Dilwara Temples,  Mount Abu, Rajasthan
02 Shree Mahavir Ji-District Karauli
03 Ranakpur Temple, Adinda Parshwanath, Kesariaji and Debari Parshawanatha -District Udaipur
04 Chandkheri Temples-Jhalwar district
05 Padampura, Sanganer ,choolagiri and Chandragiri Benad  (Jaipur  Rajasthan)
06 Atishay Kshetra Tijara- District Alwer
07 Shree D.J. Parsvanath Teerth Kshetra Bijoliya, Chavleshwar- -(District-Bhilwara)
08 Kesharaipatan-Atishay Kshetra, District Bundi
09 Atishay Kshetra Nagaphani Parshawanatha- District Doongar
10 Atishay Kshetra Chamatkar ji- District Sawaimadhopur
11 Shree 1008 Andeshwar Parshwanath Atishay Kshetra, Andeshwar
12 Shri Nasiyaji Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Arthuna
13

Shri Shantinath Digamabar Jain atisaay Kshetra Jhalarpatan

 

 

Tour and travels Jain temples of Rajasthan-references: -

Some of the tour Itineraries: -

 

              Journey Starting point Jaipur to Jaipur (3 Days Tour): -

 

         From        To   Km

From

To

Km

  Jaipur   Sanganare   10   Sanganare   Padam Prabhu   33
  Padam Prabhu   Tijara 180   Tijara   Mahavirji  180
   Mahavirji   Chamatkarji  115   Chamatkarji  Swaimadhopur     7
  Swaimadhopur   Jaipur  150      

 

             Journey starting from Kota to Kota (3 Days Tour): -

 

         From        To   Km

From

To

Km

  Kota   Kesorai Patan   70   Kesorai Patan   Jhalarapatan 154
   Jhalarapatan   Chandkheri   55   Chandkheri   Chanwaleshwar 110
 Chanwaleshwar   Bijolia   48   Bijolia   Kota  55

 

           Journey starting from Udaipur to Udaipur (3 Days Tour): -

 

         From        To   Km

From

To

Km

 Udaipur  Keseriaji    70   Keseriaji  Ranakpur 160
 Ranakpur  Mount Abu  185   Mount Abu  Ajmer 350
 Ajmer  Nareli    12   Nareli  Pushkar ji  20
  Pushkar ji  Nathdwara    28   Nathdwara   Udaipur  47

 

 

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. The map showing Jain Temples within Rajasthan is given below:

 

Rajasthan TOURIST OFFICES IN DELHI

Rajasthan
1. Department of Tourism (Rajasthan)
Tourist Reception Centre,,
Bikaner House, Pandara Road
New Delhi - 110 003, Ph. 23383837, 23389525, (R) 26182083 Fax: 23382823

 

 Map Showing Digambar Jain Tirth Kshetra-Rajasthan: -

 

 

 Map of Rajasthan-Showing Jain temples shown with red flags

1-Dilwara Temples, Rajasthan

Mount Abu is a hill station famous for its Dilwara temples.

Mount Abu is the only hill station of Rajasthan in the Godwad region of Rajasthan.

A pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills, Mt. Abu is a green oasis in the barren deserts cape that is Rajasthan. Situated at the southern tip of the Aravali range the hill retreat owes its cool climate to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. The road leading to Mount Abu is a curved one characterized by arid region dotted with huge rocks in weird shapes and high velocity winds. The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is more than just a summer retreat. Its stunning array of exquisite Dilwara Jain Temples, dating back 11th- 13th centuries, make it a popular pilgrimage centre. ‘Abu’ according to a legend stands for the son of Himalayan, deriving its name from Arbuada, the powerful serpent who rescued Nandi, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva, from a chasm.

Mount Abu was an important Vaishnava and Shaivite pilgrim center up to the 11th century. Today, it is recognized the world over for it's magnificent Jain temples. No visit to Abu can be complete without a trip to the famed Dilwara temples. These temples are the greatest draw of Abu, apart from its salubrious clime. Half hidden by mango groves their sober exterior belies the wealth of their interior ornamentation. Wondrously carved in marble, the Dilwara temples enshrine various Jain tirthankaras, saints. Built between the 11th and 13th century, are famous for their superb carvings in marble. The Jain Dilwara temples of India are located about 2½ kilometers from Mount Abu, Rajasthan's only hill station.

The exquisitely carved marble temples of Dilwara in Mount Abu are the finest examples of Jain temples in India and are considered to be masterpieces of temple architecture. The hallmark of these temples is the crisp translucent shell-like treatment of marble, which surpasses anything seen elsewhere. Although the Jains built some beautiful temples at other places in Rajasthan but none come close to these in terms of architectural perfection. The ornamental detail spread over the minutely carved ceilings, doorways, pillars and panels is simply marvelous and are worth seeing.

 

 

There are altogether four important temples in Dilwara: -

Ø       The Vimal Vashi temple,

Ø       The Luna Vashi temple,

Ø       The Adinath temple and the Parshvanath temple.

 Among all these the Vimal Vashi and the luna Vashi are the most famous.

The Vimal Vashi temple

The temples namely the Vimal Vasahi which is the oldest one and the other Lunavasahi temples, these were constructed by the powerful Calukyan rulers, who ruled the Western India from 950 A.D.-1246 A.D. The temple was constructed by by Dandanayaka Vimala Shah, Minister of Solanki rulers of Gujarat in 1031 A.D. and it is dedicated to lord Adinath, the first tirthankaras of Jains. The central shrine has an image of Rishabhdev and large courtyard with 52 small shrines, each housing a beautiful statue of Thirthankaras with 48 elegantly carved. The temple has been constructed out of white marble from Arasoori Hill, near Ambaji, 23 km from Abu road. It is an outstanding example of Jain temple architecture.

 

      

The Luna Vashi temple

 The Lunavasahi temple dedicated to the twenty-second Tirthankara, Neminatha  was constructed in 1231 A.D. by Tejapala, the minister to Vaghela dynasty who assumed power from the Calukyas by about 1220 A.D. The door casings, friezes, architraves, pillars, the sculptures of porticos, are astonishing in their workmanship.
Rewards to the workers in cash, silver and gold equivalent to the weight of marble covered, were offered. A great deal of inspiration, devotion, love and encouragement was involved in the construction of this temple. The most striking feature of this Jain temple built in the Solanki style of architecture is the marble pendant in the dome of the porch. It drops from the ceiling like an enchanting cluster of half-open lotuses with cups so finely carved that they appear to be transparent. 

Udaipur is directly connected by air from Delhi. From Udaipur bus and private cars are regularly available. See details below:-

There are trains and buses available for all destinations.

services: -

AIR: Dabok Airport is 24 km from the city center, Daily Indian Airlines flights connect Udaipur with Jodhpur, Jaipur, Aurangabad, Mumbai and Delhi. 

RAIL: Udaipur is directly linked by rail with major cities. Some important train connections are : 9643 Express (Udaipur - Himatnagar); 9616 Express (Delhi Sarai Rohilla - Jaipur - Ajmer - Chittaurgarh - Udaipur).

ROAD: A wide network of bus services link Udaipur with several destinations. Some of the important distances are Agra 630 km, Ahmedabad 262 km, Jaipur 406 km, Jodhpur 275 km and Mount Abu 185 km. (see distance chart at the end of this page)

LOCAL TRANSPORT: taxis, auto-rickshaws, Horse carts, city bus. Regular city bus services are available for Dabok airport, Badi Lake, Bedala and Saheliyon ki bari.

For more related information’s contact Rajasthan state tourism functioning from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. There are Regional Offices, in the two divisions of State viz Udaipur & Jodhpur. See addresses at the end of the article.

    2-Shree Mahavirji  (District- Karauli, Rajasthan)

Shree Digamber Jain Atishay Kshetra,ShreeMahavir Ji

This Kshetra is situated at Chandangaon near river Gambheer in district Karauli of Rajasthan,  one of the biggest state of India.

Shree Mahavir Ji is situated between Gangapur and Hindon on the Bombay Delhi route of Western Railway. Almost all   trains   have their stoppage     (except Delhi-Bombay Rajdhani).  There is a bus arranged by    the   committee   for   carrying the   passengers   from Railway Station to   Kshetra   Shri   Mahavir Ji   and from Kshetra  Shri Mahavirji  to Railway Station back. There is a Retiring Room also at Station and one Dharamshala   near the Railway   Station.

Sri Mahavirji is one the most popular Jain pilgrimages in Rajasthan India. The Shri Mahavirji temple on the banks of the river Gambhir was built in white marble in honour of Mahavira, the 24th Jain Tirthankar. The temple has a nice legend attached to it. The story goes that a couple of centuries ago there was a cow, which would leave home in the morning and return in the evening. Nothing unusual with that, but when it did come home its udders would be empty. To solve this mystery, the cow’s owners son followed it one day and discovered that the cow stopped at a particular place and emptied itself of all the milk it had. Intrigued, the cowherd began to dig at this spot and discovered a statue of lord Mahavir.

Perched on a raised white marble platform, the Mahavirji temple is an amalgamation of ancient and modern Jain architecture. While ancient Jain temples were highly ornamented and richly carved, the Mahavirji temple is contemporary in design. Like most Jain temples, this one too is a complex of smaller temples. Inside the main temple are seated idols of Jain tirthankars, placed within delicately carved pillared niches.

This temple is surrounded by Dharmashalas (Guest houses). The entrance gate of main temple is very attractive and magnificent. The temple is decorated with three sky-high pinnacles. As one enters the main gate, there comes a rectangular ground and a 52 feet high Manstambha.  This is very beautiful and attractive on the top of it four idols of Teerthankars are installed. Then there are seven beautiful gates to enter the Mahamandapa means main temple. After entering the temple there is a big shrine and an idol of Bhagwan Mahavirji resembling to the miraculous principal deity and two other idols are installed there. In the main shrine, the miraculous idol of Bhagwan Mahavir ji in Padmasana posture, coral colored made of sand stone is installed with Bhagwan Pushp Danta in right side and Bhagwan Adinath’s idol in left side. The interior walls of the temple are also richly decorated with beautiful carvings.

 

Shree Mahavir ji Temple


 
The fair of Mahavirji reaches its peak on Baisakh Krishna Dwiti'ya (second) when the image of the deity is taken to the bank of river Gambhiri in a grand procession for Kalash Abhishek. The golden chariot (rath) is drawn by bullocks. Four persons wave chanvars (fly-whisks) over the image and the site resounds with "bhajans" and religious songs with intermittent slogans of 'Shri Mahavir Swami-ki-Jai'. After the ceremony, the procession returns with the same grandeur and the image is restored at the vedi in the temple.

A huge statue of lord Shantinath ji, stands as high as 32 feet, casting a noble eye on disciples below. Nearby is a tall tower crowned with a balcony. But perhaps the most splendid aspect of the temple is when night descends. Thousands of lights illuminate the entire complex, making it seems like a festival of lights in itself. The best time to visit Sri Mahavirji is during March and April when a festival adds to its splendor.

Address: - Trust:- Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Shri Mahaveerji
Distt : Karauli, Rajasthan, (Raj.)
India ,Pin – 322220
Phone 07469-224323,

Reception / Manager :
Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Shri Mahaveerji
Post : Shri Mahaveerji-322220
Distt : Karauli, Rajasthan, India
Phone : +91-7469-224323,224339,224326
Fax : +91-7469-224960

Secretary :
Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Shri Mahaveerji
Mahaveer Bhawan,gambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Shri Mahaveerji
Mahaveer Bhawan, S.M.S. Highway,
Jaipur - 302003, Rajasthan, India
Phone : +91-141-2313202,2321784
Fax : +91-141-2321784
* website:-www.
Shrimahaveerji.org  --All important details are available on the web site.   

E-mail – ShriMahaveerji@redifmail.com, ShriMahaveerji@hotmail.com

 

services: - Shree Mahavir ji is connected by rail and by road.

By Road : -

 Delhi to Shri Mahavir Ji approximately 300 km

Agra to Shri Mahavir Ji approximately 175 km

Jaipur to Shri Mahavir Ji approximately 140 km

Mahua to Shri Mahavir Ji approximately 60 km

The state buses ply from Delhi, Haryana, M.P., U.P., Rajasthan etc. to Shri  Mahavir Ji. Important Tirth Kshetra like Hastinapur Alwar -Tijara, Mathura,Padma Pura, Chand  Kheri, Lunwa, Nagore, Pushkar,Sonagriji etc. have  direct  road  links  with  ShriMahavir Ji through regular bus services.

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.

 

District-Udaipur, Rajasthan

       3-i:-  Shri Ranakpur Tirth- Adinath Temple

Ranakpur (90 km from Udaipur):- The beautifully sculptured Jain temples lie in a tranquil valley of the Aravallis. The main ‘Chaumukha Temple’ is dedicated to the tirthankara Adinath and has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, all distinctly carved.

Two jain temples dedicated to Neminath and Parsvanath and a Sun Temple a little distance away, are also noteworthy.

                                                      Adinath Temple

 The beautifully sculptured Jain temples lie in a tranquil valley of the Aravalis. The Ranakpur Temple is at a distance of about 96 kilometers from Udaipur. It is probably the most complex and extensive of Jain temples in India, covering 40,000 square feet (3600 squire meters) in area. It lies on the curve of a boulder-strewn river deep in the forested Aravalli hills. Also this is one of the most beautiful Jain temples. It was built in 15th century. The detailed and intricate carving on marble makes lace work rather than stone carving.

This is a temple of architectural genius. The most remarkable thing of the temple is the wonderful play of Shadow and light on the nearly 1,500 pillars. This temple was built in the 15th century and it has 29 halls. This temple is also known as chumukha or Adinath temple (the four faced temple) dedicated to the first tirthankar Adinatha.

There are eighty domes and 1.440 pillars carry spires. The interesting fact is that no two pillars are alike.  Believe it or not each of the pillar is different from the other in design. As the sunrays shift through the day the pillars color change from gold to pale blue. Each of these pillars is covered with the most intricate carvings! Although built almost 500 years ago these temples are well preserved and almost in perfect condition. A rich Jain merchant, Dharna Sah, built the temple. According to a legend he dreamed of a celestial vehicle. Enchanted by that vision he made a promise to himself and invited all the architectures from all over India to draft a temple. Finally he recruited the sculpture Depa who brought to him a draft that suited Dharna Sah's vision. The construction of the main shrine alone took more than 50 years.

 

             Adinath Temple, Ranakpur                       Inside view of temple

In this huge temple, art is at its best on every inch; on every side there is the wonder of craftsmanship and the miracle of chisel. This land had the good fortune of being blesses by the Supreme Being, the supreme-soul Shri Rishabhdev. Under his sacred influence, the pilgrimage extensively flourished and remained intact from the foundation to the top despite the upheavals of time. This Ranakpur pilgrimage, established amidst natural beauty, is the nucleus of Indian art.

 

Images of 24 tirthankaras are carved on the ‘mandaps’ or portico in a corridor around the shrine with each mandap having a ‘shikhar’ or spire adorned with little bells on the top. The gentle breeze wafting through the corridors move the bells creating celestial music all around the complex. Rising in three stories, the temple has four small shrines with 80 spires supported by 420 columns.

Falna (36 km): - The railhead for Ranakpur, Falna has some beautiful temples too.

Services: -

Road: - A network of bus services joins Ranakpur with many nearby places. The National Highway No.8, Delhi-Ahmedabad-Bombay road passed through the district and connects Udaipur to Delhi and Bombay

Air: - udaipur is 80 km, nearest airport.

·         Rail: - Falna is 36 kilometers the nearest railhead on the Delhi-Ahmedabad sector. The district is connected to Jaipur, Ahmedabad by meter gauge railway line.

     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.

Udaipur is at a distances, from major Cities as follows: -

  • Jaipur - 435 km.

  • Delhi - 635 km.

  • Ahmedabad - 240 km.

  • Mumbai - 791 km.

   ii -Adinda Parshwanath Jain Temple- (District-Udaipur, Rajasthan)

                         Shree Digambar Jain Atishay Kshetra Adinda Parashwanath

Location: -Village:-Adinda, Tehsil: Vallabhnagar, District-Udaipur (Rajasthan, Pin-313001 on Udaipur-Chittore marg.

At this Kshetra about 1500 year old Idol of Bhagwan Parshwanath is installed in the temple. The attraction of this temple is that this rare temple is south facing. Muni Shree Kuntha Sagar ji continuously making efforts to develop this Tirth Kshetra. There are 5 temples worth visiting.

Lodging and boarding for about 1000 tourists is available there.

Managements: Shree 1008 Adinda Parshwanath Atishay Kshetra dharmath and sevarth pranyas,

Phone:02957-237611. 237682

Udaipur is at a distances-43 Kilometers.

Kesarya ji is 110 kilometers

 

  iii.Shri Rishabh Dev Digambar Jain Atishaya Teerth Kshetra

 

location:-Shri Rishabh Dev Digambar Jain Atishaya Teerth Kshetra
Place & Post - Rishabh Dev, Taluka – Khairwara, District – Udaipur (Raj.) Pin–313802

65 Kilometers away from   Udaipur  and is on Udaipur-Ahmedabad road.

 

It is a well known pilgrim site. The main attraction is the temple of Rishabh Dev, the first  Tirthankara Local bhils also worship the deity. Lord Rishabhadeo is also Kesariaji because a large offering of saffron (Keshar, a common ingredient in Jain rituals) is made to the deity.

 

This place is now famous as ‘Rishabh Dev’ due to the glory & miracles of the idol of Bhagwan Rishabh Dev (Adinath). This Kshetra is known as ‘Kesariaji’ also because of the tradition of worship of the idol by saffron (Kesar). Due to the black color of idol this is famous in local & tribal public as ‘Kalia Baba’. This place is situated at the bank of river ‘Koyal (Kumarika)’ surrounded by the hills of Arawali Mountain Range. This ancient temple has great significance among various ancient temples of northern India having 52 magnificent spires on it. The idol of principal deity Bhagwan Rishabh Dev has no sign on the base of it; it proves the idol very ancient. This is also supposed that this idol was reverenced by Acharya Vidyanand in 8th – 9th century. Some ancient petrographs are also found here, that proves that this Kshetra was renovated time to time due to the precepts of Bhattarkas by Digambar
devotees.

In this way the expansion & development of this temple took place time to time according Digambar tradition.  The main deity of Bhagwan Rishabhdev is famous for miracles. Apart from Jains, Digambar & Swetambar both sects Hindus also worship for getting blessings

Earlier, as per history, Kasta Sangha Mulasangha Battaral ruled here

Lodging and boarding:-  for 3000 persons is available.

Managements: Shri Rishabh Dev Digambar Jain Atishaya Teerth Kshetra
PostOffice- Rishabh Dev, Taluka – Khairwara, District – Udaipur (Raj.) Pin–313802

Phone:-02907-230744

Nearby places:- Kherwara-16Km, Nagphani Parshwanatha-48 Km.

 

 iv- Shri Debari  Parshwanatha Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra

Location And address: -Shri Debari  Parshwanatha Digambar Jain Atishaya Teerth Kshetra, Village-Debari Tehsil and District-Udaipur, Rajasthan. Pin-313001

Phone:-0294-2491291

There is one temple wherein the 13.50 feet high idol of bhagwan Parshawanatha ji installed.

Boarding and Lodging:-  Modern guest house providing facilities for 500 persons is there.

Nearby places:- The nearest railway station is about 10 Km away.Kesarya ji is 80 kilometers

Nagphani Parshwanatha-120 Km.

 

  4-Chandkheri Jain temples

Location: -Jhalwar district is situated in the south-east corner of Rajasthan at the edge of Malwa Plateau. On the South-West and East it touches the border of Madhya Pradesh State, in the North, the Mukandra range, running from North- West to East forms a rough boundary between the two district viz. Jhalawar and Kota.

It is located near 4 kilometer away from kota-khanpur on the banks of the magnificent Chandrabhaga river stand some splendid 7th century A.D. temples the intricately carved pillars and arched gateways are fine examples of the temple architecture and craftsmanship. The 11th century A.D. Shantinath jain temple is also noteworthy with fine murals and exquisite sculptures.

The temple is very beautiful near a small river. In this temple a very beautiful idol of Lord Adinath (Rishabhdeo, the first Tirthankar) in cross-legged seating posture, made of Red Stone, 5.25 feet in height is installed in a basement 12 feet underground. This is marked V.S. 512. This idol is with unique features & miraculous. Bhattaraka Jagatkeertiji in VS. 1746 headed celebrations of the completion of temple.
It is said that in the back of the idol of Lord Adinath, the principal deity, there is a
marvelous idol of Bhagwan (Lord) Chandraprabhu made of jewels, which is closed by a wall now a days.
The secretary (Minister) of Kota State Shri Kishandas Mariya constructed this temple during VS 1730 to VS. 1746. This idol was found and brought from the forest of Shergarh – Barapati area. Such a marvelous and beautiful idol is rare & unique.

The idol of Bhagwan Rishbhdev (mulnayak) is 5 feet 3 inch high and one can see srivatsa sign on the chest of the idol. This idol is considered to be of vikram 512 periods. The other idols in this temple include the idols of Bhagwan Suparshwanatha; Bhagwan Shambhavanatha; Bhagwan Parshwanath; Bhagwan Bahubali, Yakshi Ambika and many tirthankara idols. A pillar with 52 images of tirthanakara on each side (total 208 images) called Bawan Jinalaya (52 Jains) is found at this temple. A festival is organized every year on the 5th day to 9th day of dark moon in the month of chitra.

The Chandrabhaga Fair is held every year at Jhalarapatan 6-km from Jhalawar in the month of Kartik (October-November). The river Chandrabhaga runs here and is considered holy by the people residing in this part of Rajasthan. The fair, attracts devotees who bathe in the holy waters at this spot, which is known as Chandravati.

Sri Digamabar Jain Athishaya Kshetra Chandkhedi is situated on the banks of river Rupli, 3 furlong from the town of Khanpur in Jhalawad district. The khanpur town is along the Jhalawad- Bara road and Bus service from Jhalawad is available to this place. Chandkhedi is situated at a distance of 35 Km from Atru Station.

For more related information’s contact Rajasthan state tourism Jaipur. Rajasthan.

Services: -

Air: - The nearest airport is at Udaipur (284 km)

Road: - Almost all the towns and most of the important places are well connected with the district headquarter. The Jaipur-Bhopal National Highway also passes through Jhalawar.

Rail: - Poor rail connectivity. The district is connected with rail facilities at four places viz. Jhalawar Road, Choumahala, Pachpahar and Bhawani Mandi which comes in the way of Delhi-Mumbai broad gauge line of Western Railway.

 

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.

Jhalwad: -Distance from major Cities

  • Jairpur-330 km.

  • Kota-85 km.

  • Delhi-584 km.

  5: Jaipur, Padampura, Sanganer and choolagiri  Temples-(Jaipur- rajasthan)

-Jaipur-

Jaipur is the Capital city of Rajasthan

Location: -The  Jaipur district is situated in the eastern part of Rajasthan. It is bound in the north by Sikar and Alwar, in South by Tonk, Ajmer and Sawai Madhopur. Nagaur, Sikar and Ajmer in the west and in East by Bharatpur and Dausa districts. This is a planned city also known as Pink city. The  city is world famous for its traditions and art culture. The city was built by Swaai Jayasimaha in 1728 AD. He was a keen astronomer who built an observatory here. The famous city palace has collection of old time weapons, carpets, manuscripts and paintings. The Hawa Mahal, Birla mandir, Jantar Mantar, Ambar fort and palaces are some important famous buildings worth seeing.

             Jaipur is the main Jain centre famous for Jain literature and philosophy. There had been famous Jain scholars here like Pandit Todarmal ji, Kashilalji, Pandit Shukla ji, Pandit Jaichand Chavda to name a few. Pt.Todarmal Smarak Trust (Religious Organizations - Jaipur), A-4, Bapu Ngr-302015. Phone: 0141-2705581 is a trust where the education of Jain religion is given and the scholars are sent throughout the country for discourse.

Jaipur city has number of beautiful Jain Temples and Dharanshala. The important jain temples are 1. Patoudi- ka- Mandir, 2. Toliyo- ka- Mandir 3. Choubis Maharaj- ka- Mandir and Mahavir Mandir-Kaldora etc. In all there are about 126 Jain Temples.

Dharamshala: Pandit Todarmal Digambar Jain dharamshala Bapu nagar Jaipur-Pin:-302015

Jaipur: -Distance from major Cities

·         Delhi-261 kms.

·         Ahmedabad-625 kms.

·         Chandigarh-510 kms.

·         Mumbai-1,176 kms.

·         Calcutta-1,472 kms.

·         Agra-246 km

        -Padampura-

Jain Tirth  - Shri Digamber Jain Atishay Kshetra Padmapura

 Which is a pilgrim place of  jain tirthankar  Padmprabhu ji

Location: -This place is 33 KMS away from Jaipur and 5 kilometers from the nearest railway station Shivdaspura.

Here in Jain temples the magnificent idol of lord Padamprabh ji the Sixth tirthankra of Jains is installed. This Atishaya kshetra came into existence in the year 1994. The main idol of Bhagwan Padamprabhu was emerged from the earth and transcendental. It is placed in a magnificent circular temple purely made of white marble. Behind the main temple, in open air, one idol 27 feet height of Bhagwan padamprabhu ji in standing posture is the highest idol in Rajasthan.

Services: -

Address: - - Shri Digamber Jain Atishay Kshetra Padmapura,post-Bada- Padmapura. District Jaipur, Rajasthan Pin-303 906

Phone: - STD 01494-27225

Air: -Jaipur is connected by air with Jodhpur, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Delhi, Bombay and outside the country with Paris, London & Dublin.

Road: - Jaipur city is the capital of the state and is centrally located. The National Highway No.8 links Delhi to Ahmedabad and No.11, linking Bikaner to Agra passes through Jaipur district to a total length of 366 kms.

Rail: -Jaipur district is connected with meter gauge rail route with Sri Ganganagar, Ajmer, Udaipur and Sirohi. Jaipur is also connected with major centres of neighboring states such as Agra (Uttar Pradesh), Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and Delhi. Recently, Jaipur has been connected in broad gauge, enabling direct connections to cities like Sawai Madhopur, Kota, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Bombay, Howrah, Lucknow, Kanpur & Delhi.

Arrangement of free lodging and boarding is available for devotees.

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.

 

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                                     - SANGANER-(JAIPUR)

      Location: Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Mandir Sanghiji, Jain Mohalla, Sanganer, is

     14 kilometers away from Jaipur city on Jaipur-Kota National Highway no-12.

 The most beautiful Shri Digamber Jain temple Sanganer is an ancient Jain Temple constructed around 10th century A.D. The main deity in this temple is of Lord Rishabh Dev the founder Tirthankar of Jains. The Idol is very old and is estimated as 4000years old made of local stone, the artistic miracle. The whole of the temple is made of red stone with attractive images carved. The ancient Shri Digamber Jain temple of Sanganer has fine carvings that are comparable to the Dilwara temples of Mount Abu that are built in many phases.

Management committee:  Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Mandir, Sanghiji, Jain, Mohalla, Sanganer, Jaipur - 303902. Phone 0141-2730390, 2731952 

Boarding and Lodging:-There is arrangement of staying having 30 general rooms and 13 deluxe rooms on payment basis and there is a mess also named as Shri Adinath Bhojanalaya. For prior reservation contact  Phone no. 0141-2730390, 2731952

Jaipur: -Distance from major Cities

Shree Padampura ji-22 Kilometers.

Shree Mahavirji-184 Kilometers

Shri Choolgiriji (Khaniyaji)-20 Kilometers.

 

                            - Shri Choolgiriji

 

Shree Parshwanath Digambar Jain Atishay Kshetra, Choolgiri., Deshbhushan Nagar, Agra Road, Khania. Jaipur. Pin-302003

Shri Choolgiriji (Khaniyaji) is located 5 km East of Jaipur. This kshetra came into existance in the year of 1964 with the inspiration of Acharya Deshbhushan on 400 feet high hillock. The main deity is Bhagwan  ParshawaNatha having the height of the statue as 7'-6". Another staue of Lord Mahavira has been installed which is 22 feet high.

Arrangement for staying-100 persons.

Well connected to Jaipur.

Phone:-0141-2680699

 

 

       6-Shri Digamber Jain Atishay Kshetra Tijara

              a pilgrim place of  jain tirthankar  Chandraprabhu ji

Tijara is situated at a distance of 53 Km from Alwar and 96 km from Mathura. It is also well connected to New Delhi and it is about 120 kilometers from there. Regular Bus service from Delhi to Tijara is also available.

The ancient name of Tijara was Dehra. The main idol of lord Chandraprabhu, ji the eighth tirthankara of Jains was found during digging on 16 august 1956. The idol of Chandraprabhu is very miraculous and people come here to solve all their worries and pay their homage. A fair is organized on the 10th day of bright moon of the shravana month. The other jain temple at this place is dedicated to Bhagwan Parshwanath ji as main deity. This temple was constructed in 1859 and the idol of Bhagwan Neminatha found in this temple is said to belong to vikram 1169.                        

 

Ancient Jain temple has elaborate carvings and paintings, exquisite pillars and arches.  Now days it has become an important Jain pilgrimage and atishay kshetra

Arrangement for lodging and boarding is available in the Dharamshala.

Address: -Shree 1008 Chandraprabhu Digambar Jain Atishay kshetra,

Dehra, Tijara station, Kherthal, WR. Alwar. (Rajasthan). Pin-301 411 .

Air: - The Delhi Airport is about 125 km. The other nearest airport is Jaipur airport at a distance of 143 km.

RAIL: - Alwar is the biggest railway station in the district, situated on Delhi-Jaipur broad gauge section of Western Railway. There is 158 km of railway track in the district. The district is well connected by rail to Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mathura and other major towns of Rajasthan like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, etc
ROAD: - A wide network of bus services link is also available. The National Highway No.8 passes through the distict. Behror, an important city of the district is on the route connecting Jaipur with Delhi. A State Highway also runs from Alwar to Bharatpur.

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

Rajasthan Tourist Information centers
(1) Calcutta: -
2, Ganesh Chandra Avenue
Commerce House, Calcutta
Ph. 2279740

 (2) Chennai: -
28, Commander-in-Chief Rd., Chennai
Ph. 28272093

 (3) Mumbai: -
230 Dr. D.N.. Road, Mumbai
Ph. 22074162

 (4) Jaipur: -
Government Hostel Campus,
Paryatan Bhawan, M.l.. Road, Jaipur   
Ph. 2365256 

                                  -District-Bhilwara-

7. i.Shri Digamber Jain Parsvanath Teerth Kshetra Bijoliya

Location: Shri Digamber Jain Parsvanath Teerth Kshetra Bijoliya.

Place & Post – Bijoliya, Dist. – Bhilwara (Raj.)
Phone 01489 – 236074

This place is supposed to be old more than 2750 years, as is clear by petrographs pertaining to period VS-1226.

The Kshetra is about 2 km ahead in south – east of Bijoliya Town on the bank of  river Rekha .

ThisTeerth Kshetra is supposed to be the place of penance (Tapa Bhumi) of Lord
Parsvanath, place of revolt (Upsarg Bhumi) by Kamattha (Enemy of Lord Parsvanath since previous lives) and place of achieving Kevalgyan (Super natural knowledge) and first place of Samavsharan of Lord Parsvanath.

This is Panchayatan Mandir with a central temple (Garbha-Griha). A new idol of principal deity Lord Parsvanath has been installed in this temple.Over the shrine of this temple an artistic pinnacle of stone being made, on which images of 24 Teerthankars are carved beautifully with Parsvanath’s idol in center over the gate. Images of Indra (King of heaven), Chamarendra, Dharanendra, Ambika & Padmawati and others are also carved on it in very artistic manner. Two great columns of Dignity (Manastambha). There are Chaubeesee Mandir with 24 idols of Teerthankars in standing posture and  one Ganadhar Parameshthi Mandir.

Boarding and Lodging:-Available for 500 persons.

Near by Places:-Chavleshwar Parshawanath-60 km, Kashorai PAtan-90 km.

Chand Kheri-225km and Chittore Garh-65 Kms.

 

 - ii.Chavleshwar Parshwanath-Atishay Kshetra

Location: Shree Chavleshwar-Atishay Kshetra-(District-Bhilwara), Village:-Chainpura,

Mandal Garh, via Kachola, District-Bhilwara,, Rajasthan. Itis 55 kilometers away from Bhilwara.

A temple is situated over the hillock. The main deity is of Bhagwan Parshwanatha. In all there are 5 temples.

Contact Ref:-Shri Chavleshwar Digamber Jain Atishay  Kshetra Chainpura, Mandal Garh, via Kachola, District-Bhilwara,, Rajasthan.

Phone:-01489-239413

Near by Places:-Bijoliya Parshawanath-60 km

 

-8.Shree MuniSubratnatha Digambar Jain Atishay Kshetra, Keshavraipatan

Location: (Keshavraipatan 45-km from bundi): It is an ancient city famous for the temple of Keshavraiji (Vishnu)located on the bank of river Chsmbal.

The architecture and sculpture at this temple is unique. Maharaja Shatrusal of Bundi constructed it in the year 1601 AD. A famous Jain temple where in the 4feet and 6 inches height statu of lord Munisuvratha is placed. It is of black stone and in padmasan posture. During attack by Sultan Mohammed Ghauri tried to damage the statue. The marks to damage the statue are still visible.

Many stories of miracle are told about this diety.
Contact Ref:-Shree MuniSubratnatha Digambar Jain Atishay Kshetra, Keshavraipatan, District-Bundi, Rajasthan, Pin:-323601

Phone:-07438-264323

Near by Places:- Chandkheri-110Km, Bijoliya Parshawanath-95 Km.

 

  9-  Atishay Kshetra Nagaphani Parshawanatha- District Doongar

District-Doongar. (Rajasthan)-Pin-314801, It is 50 Kilometers away from Kesaryaji Atshaya kshe

Location:-Shree Nagaphani Parshawanatha Digambar Jain Atishay Kshetra, Modar,

tra.

There is only one temple over a small hillock. The deity is of Bhagwan Parshawanatha. The tirth is famous for number of miracles.

Boarding and Lodging:-Available for 500 persons.

Contact Ref:-Shree Nagaphani Parshawanatha Digambar Jain Mandir Modar (Pichiwada)

Phone:-0294-250171, 258101

Near by Places:- Kesaryaji Atshaya kshetra.-50km,KhunadiBavalbada-55 Chani-45kms.

 

  10. Atishay Kshetra Digambar Jain Mandir Chamatkar ji- District Sawai madhopur

Location: - Shri Digambar Jain Atishay Kshetra Chamatkar ji, Village- Alampur, District Sawai madhopur, (Rajasthan) Pin-322021

Shri Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Chamatkarji is situated in the historic city of Sawaimadhopur in  Rajasthan, which is surrounded by beautiful hills of Arawali Mountain Range. World famous ‘Tiger Century’ & ‘Ganesh Temple’ of ‘Ranthambhore’ is only 15 km ahead from Sawai Madhopur. Here is  400 years old digambar jain temple of bhagvan shree Adinatha ji. This one is  miraculous idol  six inches in height  made out of crystal (Sphatic Mani-precious stones). This statue came in to light when a farmer nearby was working in his fields . Jains and even non-Jains come over here and get their wish fulfilled. In city Sawai Madhopur there are seven artistic & ancient Jain Temples are also worth seeing.

Boarding and Lodging:-Available for 150 persons.

Contact Ref:-Shri Digambar Jain Atishay Kshetra Chamatkar ji management committee.

Phone:-07462-233816,  235520

Near by Places:- Shree Mahavir Ji-98 Km, Padampura-95 Km and  Kesharaipatan -92 Km

Kota 120 km (By Road) , Jaipur 180 km (By Road) and Fort of Ranthambhor & Century – 15 km

 

  11. Shree 1008 Andeshwar Parshwanath, Atishay Kshetra, Andeshwar

Location: -Andeshwar Parshwanath,  Andeshwar, Tehsil: Kushalgarh,

District- Banswada, Rajasthan, Pin-327801. 50 km from Udaygarh station. Nearest Railway station is Thandala road about-50km away from here. It is 15 KMS away  from KUSHALGARH within the Banswada district.

There are three temples  on the forest hill . Two Digambar temples of Bhagwan Parshwanath out of that one is built up by Shri Digambar Jain Panchayat Kushalgarh in 1992. The idol of bhagwan Parshwanatha having 7 hoods has been  placed in an underground basement. This idol is transcendental and worshipped not only by Jains but other castes also.

Boarding and Lodging:-Available for 500 persons.

Contact Ref:- Shri Digambar Jain Panchayat Kushalgarh; V & Post Office  - Kushalgarh, Dist.: Banswada; State : Rajasthan;

Phone:-02965-255094

Near by Places:-Banswad is situated at 163 kms from Udaipur and 74 kms from Ratlam.

 

   12.  Shri Nasiyaji Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Arthuna

Location:-Shri Nasiyaji Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Arthuna
Village  & Post office – Arthuna, Taluka – Garhi, District – Banswara (Raj.) Pin – 327032
 

This old Digamber Jain Nasiyaji Atishaya Kshetra exist on a beautiful Hill , About one kilometers away from village there are 49 idols in Padmasana / Khadgasana posture. These have been carved on stone and belong to V.S. 1100 to 1200 as per inscriptions on idols This place has very old history and is under the control of Archeological Department. There are number of ruins belonging to Hindus and Jains and of Archeological importance.

Boarding and Lodging:-Available for 20 persons only.

Phone: - 02963-238204

Near by Places:-Banswara (Raj.) 55 km, Udaipur (Raj.) 160 km, Dahod (Guj.) 100 km
Andeshwar Parshwanath temple is 50 km away from here.

  13. Shri Shantinath Digamabar Jain atisaay Kshetra Jhalarpatan

Location:-Shri Shantinath Digamabar Jain atisaay Kshetra Jhalarpatan is  on the Delhi mumbai rail route and is 32 Kms from The Jhalawad road station. This tirth is also connected by road from Kota, ajmer, Jaipur , Indore etc. The town is the headquarter of Jhalawad district.

The ancient temple of Bhagwan shantinath was built in 1109 Ad and the main idol is of Bhagwan Shantinath in Standing posture. The height of the idol is 12.00 feet. The temple has been constructed on the existing site. It is believed that the  the idol from the ancient temple has been reinstalled here.

The two stone elephants found at the gate of the temple are very huge and attractive. The numerous ancient idols and the inscriptions on those idol is a proof of antiquity of the temple and the historical importance of the place.

 Trust: Shri Shantinath Digamabar Jain atisaay Kshetra Jhalarpatan, Post. : Khanpur distt. Jhalawad; State: Rajasthan, India

 

 Dharmashala ( Guest Houses)

The followings are the important Dharmashala ( Guest Houses) in Rajasthan

Sri Jain Swethambar Dharmashala,

Dilwada, Mt. Abu, Telephone: 223124

Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Dilwada, Mt. Abu

 

ain Dharmashala, Ranakpur

 Digambar Jain Mahavir Dharmashala (Bhavan)

No.23, Sarvaruthu Vilas, Udaipur, Telephone: 2225430

Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Near Railway Station, Jodhpur

 

Digambar Jain Bispanthy Nagori

Atnoy Panchayat, Ajme Pandit

 Todarmal Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Bapunagar, Jaipur - 302015, Telephone: 2515581, 2515458

Sri Shanthinath Digambar Jain Library and Dharmashala,

Diwans Road, Jaipur

 

 

Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Chuligi, Jaipur District,

Telephone: 2244699

 

 

Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Padmapuri (Padampuri)

Telephone:01492-277225, 277210

 

Digambar Jain Dharmashala,

Mahavirji

Phone:-07469-224323

 

Digambar Jain Dharmashala, Tijara, Alwar District.

Telephone:01469-222119, 222407

Distance Chart:-

Ajmer
272 Alwar
332 118 Bharatpur
233 462 497 Bikamare
163 347 382 396 Bundi
191 463 523 424 165 Chittore
131 141 176 321 206 322 Jaipur
205 477 537 243 368 373 336 Jodhpur
790 762 822 333 653 657 621 285 Jaisalmare
200 383 418 432 36 158 245 405 690 Kota
375 647 707 589 418 297 505 326 572 455 Abu
274 551 581 506 233 112 405 260 545 270 185 Udaipur
392 163 251 470 485 583 259 597 882 504 767 664 Delhi
1071 1343 945 1299 1041 928 1202 1061 1241 1005 766 797 1461 Mumbai
388 172 56 665 438 579 232 568 853 453 737 537 195 1204 Agra
526 798 658 754 458 364 657 511 796 522 221 252 916 554 889 Ahamdabad

All distances by road in kilometers.

 

Note:- 1. We have tried to include all important Atishay/Tirth Kshetra of Rajasthan in this list. However  the details of other local temples are avail with us and will be provided on specific request if some one feel interested.

2. Please inform us in case any error or omission is noticed. Any typing mistake be ignored.

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