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  Shree Digamber Jain Atishay Kshetra, Shree Mahavirji

   Location

 Mahavirji is located  in the Chandanpur village on the bank of  the Gambhir river in Sawaimadhopur , Rajasthan. It is at a distance of 175 kilometers from Agra, 140 km from Jaipur and nearly 300 km from Delhi. The nearest railway station  is,  Mahavirji (Chandanpur), 7 kilometers away from this  thirth.  Bus service, and private vehicles from every tirth and major cities like jaipur, kota, sawaimadhopur to this place are available.

 Shree Digamber Jain Atishay Kshetra,Shree Mahavir Ji  is one the most popular Jain pilgrimages in Rajasthan. The white marble temple of Shri Mahavirji is situated on the banks of the river Gambhir.

 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. 
  The temple is decorated with three sky-high pinnacles. The temple is surrounded by several Dharmashalas. The entrance gate of main temple is magnificent. In the front of main gate of temple a 52 feet high Manstambha (Column of dignity) is standing. On the  top of it four  beautiful and attractive idols of Tirthankaras are installed in all directions.

  Mahavirji fair

 ; The annual Mahavirji fair is held here from the thirteenth day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra to the first day of the dark half of the month of Vaishakh. The fair begins when the image of the deity is taken to the bank of river Gambhiri in a grand procession for Kalash Abhishek in a golden chariot (rath) drawn by bullocks.

       Lord Mahavir

The miraculous idol of Bhagwan Mahavir ji in Padmasana posture  in the main shrine

   History

  Bhagwan Mahaveer’s miraculous idol discovered from the earth 400 years ago  from a hollow on the hill near the temple. The ancient idol of the nineteenth century, is serene, and beautiful. The appearing of this idol of Mahavir is related to a miracle. A tanner’s cow did not give milk. On looking for the reason, it was found that the cow used to go and stand on a hill and all her milk oozed out. The tanner had various doubts but the could not know the reason. At last when digging was done on the hill, an idol appeared. Hearing that an idol had appeared, worshippers enthusiastically came rushing from far and wide. By merely bowing their head to the idol, people had their wishes fulfilled. This splendid temple was, therefore, built and the idol was installed. Even today, worshippers who bow their head to the idol, feel boundless peace and their wishes are fulfilled. Impressed extremely by the idol, the kings of Jaipur donate the expenses of the lamp and other material for worshipping.

  Other Temples

  At Shri Mahaveerji, there are 4 more  Jain temples:
  Shantinath Jinalaya (Temple):  Shantinath Jinalaya at Shantiveer Nagar. In this Jinalaya 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. 
  Kirti Ashram Chaityalaya (Jain Temple): Kirti Ashram Chaityalaya is located in front of Shri Shantinath Jinalaya. 
  Bhagwan Parshvanath Jinalaya:  Bhagwan Parshvanath Jinalaya also called ‘Kanch Ka Mandir’ due to a beautiful and attractive glass work is situated  in front of Sanmati Dharmashala. This temple was constructed by Bramhacharini Kamla Bai.

   Accommodations

  At Mahaveerji, there are 6 very big Dharmashalas with all modern facilities. A Yatri Niwas  has been constructed by Kshetra Committee, where food is available according to Jain tradition for pilgrims. There are other restaurants  also available in market.

 Trust

 Shri Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Post : Shri Mahavirji (Chandanpur),   
  Swaminadhopur, - 322220  Rajasthan, India.
  Phone:   07469-224323,   +91-7469-224323,224339,224326
  Fax :     +91-7469-224960
  website: www.Shrimahaveerji.org
  E-mail: shrimahaveerji@redifmail.com
  
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