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Sonagiri Jain Temples

  

  Location

 Songiri temple

Sonagiri is located Datia 15 km (By Road) 15 km (by Train) from Datia and 45 km (By Road) 48 km (By Train) from Jhansi. For transport a Bus of Sonagiri Kshetra is available at Sonagiri Railway Station.

Sonagiri tirth is pure natural environment, hilly and scene of beautiful temples with high spires looks very attractive, pleasing to eyes and mind. Sonagiri is a sacred place  popular among devotees and ascetic saints to practice for self discipline,  austerity and to attain Nirvana since the time of Bhagwan Chandraprabhu .

  History

The Samavsharan of Bhagwan Chandraprabhu came here for 17 times. Nang, Anang, Chintagati, Poornachand, Ashoksen, Shridatta, Swarnbhadra 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. There are 77 beautiful Jain temples with sky high spires, Temple No. 57 is main among them. Acharya  Shubh  Chandra & Bhartrihari lived and worked here for spiritual achievements. They completed here some texts also.

  MAIN TEMPLE

 principal deity  Lord Chandraprabhu

The main temple is Digambar temple  on the top of the hill . This is vast in size, very beautiful, having attractive artistic spire. In this temple principal deity are Lord Chandraprabhu, 11 feet in height and two other beautiful idols of Lord Sheetalnath & Parsvanath are installed.

  There is a column of dignity (Manstambh) near temple 43 feet in height and an attractive model of Samavsharan, big in size is also here. More than 77 temples are located on hill. There are 26 temples in the village, most of them are very old. At Kund-Kund Nagar, on 25 feet high plate form, a colossus of Lord Bahubali in standing posture 18 feet in height has been installed, below it a hall is built to practice the meditation.

  Trust

 Management committee : (The entire hill area is managed by Sonagiri Samrakshini Committee. Its office works from Temple No. 14.)  Shri Dig. Jain Siddha Shetra Sonagiri Samrakshini Committee.  Place & Post– Sonagiri, Dist.– Datia (M.P.) Pin– 475685: Phone 07522 – 262222, 262375, 262223

      

   

 

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