|address||shri digambar jain atishaya kshetra chamatkarji
place & post – aalampur, district – sawai madhopur (rajasthan) pin – 322021
phone 07462-233816, 235520
|managing committee:||shri digambar jain atishaya kshetra chamatkarji prabandha karini samiti|
|chairperson:||shri mohan lal ‘baj’
sawai madhopur (raj.)
phone 07462-233472 (s), 233909 (r)
|secretary:||shri ramesh chand chaabara, sawai madhopur (raj.)
phone 07462-234765 (r), 233513 (s) mobile – 94140 45431
|the shri digambar jain atishaya kshetra chamatkarji is situated in the historic city – sawai madhopur of rajasthan, which is surrounded by beautiful hills of arawali mountain range. world famous ‘tiger century’ & ‘ganesh temple’ of ‘ranthambhore’ is simply 15 km ahead from sawai madhopur. at chamatkarji atishaya kshetra, a 6 inches high miraculous idol of bhagwan adinath in padmasana posture is installed in a beautiful altar. due to the miracles of this small idol, the name of this kshetra was kept chamatkarji (chamatkar – miracles).
story of getting this miraculous idol is as under: –
after some time he saw the part of idol shining like mirror in the day light. he then carefully removed the soil and saw the idol of bhagwan adinath. at that time voice of ‘jai – jai’ was heard in the sky and shower of saffron was seen. jogi became pious and he started worshipping with deep heart.
as this news spread in the public, people started to come there in groups. after visiting the idol that was declared the idol of jain’s first teerthankara bhagwan adinath. so jains decided to install the idol in a temple of sawai madhopur city. when jogi got to know about this, he became upset and tears from his eyes started continuously.
at that night he was unable to get sleep, he was only thinking about the god, which was going away from him next morning. but in the last night he slept and saw a dream. in the dream he was told that god will not go anywhere leaving him alone, god will stay there, and a temple will be built in his village.
next day a chariot was prepared, idol was placed in that, but the chariot didn’t move from there, people tried again & again but all in vain. then jogi told people about his dream. after knowing about the dream, a decision was taken to build the magnificent temple at that place. within in a short period a magnificent and artistic temple was constructed. a beautiful spire was constructed on the top of sanctum.
that miraculous idol was installed in the temple and an umbrella has been constructed at the place where idol was recovered from earth. images of feet are installed in this umbrella. since the time of appearance of this idol, many miracles have taken place here; hence this kshetra is called ‘chamatkarji’ (chamatkar – miracle). many people come here to get their desires materialized.
some devotees have constructed umbrellas on the roof of temple after fulfillment of their desires / removal of troubles. shri chamatkarji atishaya kshetra mandir is a huge ancient and beautiful temple decorated with artistic spires and umbrellas, famous for the miracles of the idol of chamatkarji (bhagwan adinath’s idol) 6 inches in height in padmasana posture that is made of white quartz (sphatic mani).
there are two altars in the temple. in the altar of the front principal deity bhagwan padmaprabhu’s idol in seating posture is installed, that is 1 feet & 3 inch high made of dark red stone & was reverenced in v. s. 1546. other artistic idols of bhagwan chandraprabhu, panch balyati and other teerthankaras are also worth seeing here.
in the back there is second altar where shri chamatkarji’s idol is installed. other ancient idols are also installed here.
at a little distance from chamatkarji temple, an umbrella is standing at the place, from where the miraculous idol of chamatkarji was found from the earth. under the umbrella, an image of bhagwan adinath’s feet is installed in stone.
in city sawai madhopur there are seven artistic & ancient jain temples are also worth seeing.
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miracles of chamatkarji kshetra: –
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