|address||shri dig. jain atishaya kshetra mahaveerji
place & post – mahaveerji, taluka – karauli, dist. – karauli (raj.) pin – 322220
phone 07469-224323, 224410,224960
e-mail – email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
|managing committee:||shri digambar jain atishaya kshetra mahaveerji prabandhakarini committee
mahaveer bhawan, sawai mansingh highway, jaipur (raj.) pin – 302003
phone 0141-2313202, 2321784
as soon as the news of this event spread, large number of devotees visited. the desires of pilgrims were materialized after visiting & worshipping bhagwan mahaveer’s miraculous idol. thus the kshetra mahaveerji became famous even up to distant places.
shri mahaveerji atishaya kshetra is one of the most popular kshetra of jains. getting impressed by this miraculous bhagwan mahaveer’s idol, shri amar chand bilala of baswa (jaipur) constructed a magnificent temple here. when the time came to install this idol in temple, idol became immovable.
so many efforts were made but all in vain. in the last, the leather man was called to install the idol, as the leather man touched the idol, it moved and thus was installed in the temple properly. thousands of devotees come here getting attracted by the miracles of bhagwan mahaveer’s idol, irrespective of cast, faith & religion and get satisfied with their desires materialized.
the main temple of shri mahaverji atishaya kshetra is vast & magnificent ornamented with so many pinnacles. this temple is surrounded by dharmashalas (guesthouses). the premises of dharmashalas surrounding the temple is called katla. in the center of katla, main temple is situated. the entrance gate of katla 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 then there are seven beautiful gates to enter the mahamandapa. after entering the temple we found a big shrine before us. an idol of bhagwan mahaveer resembling to the miraculous principal deity and two other idols are installed here.
in garbh griha (central room of temple), on the main shrine, the miraculous idol of bhagwan mahaveer 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.
there are so many ancient idols of other teerthankaras, installed in this temple. exterior & interior walls of the temple are richly decorated with beautiful carvings and golden paintings to improve the attraction, impression and glory of temple.
16 mythological scenes are carved beautifully on the outer walls of temple. the sculpture of temple shows an exquisite beauty of execution and a high degree of skill.
in the front of main gate of temple a 52 feet high manstambha (column of dignity) is standing, this is very beautiful and attractive. four teerthankar idols are installed at the top of manstambha in all directions. at shri mahaveerji atishaya kshetra, there are 4 more beautiful jain temples worth being seen.
at shantiveer nagar, in shantinath jinalaya (temple), bhagwan shantinath’s 28 feet high standing colossus is very beautiful. idols of 24 teerthankaras and their shasan deotas are also installed here. an attractive sky high manstambha is also standing here. in front of shri shantinath jinalaya, there is kirti ashram chaityalaya (jain temple).
another temple is in front of sanmati dharmashala constructed by bramhacharini kamla bai. this is bhagwan parshvanath jinalaya, very beautiful and attractive due to glass work, also called ‘kanch ka mandir’ (kanch = glass or mirror). ahead of yatri niwas, bramhacharini krishna bai’s mumukshu ashram and jain temple is also agreeable. annual gathering – mahaveer jayanti mela (birthday of lord mahaveer) from chaitra shukla 13 to vaishakha krishna 1 (four days)
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