Sanghiji

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Shri Digamber Jain Atishya Kshetra Mandir, Sanghiji
Sanghiji
Sanganer Temple
Sanghiji is located in Rajasthan
Sanghiji
Sanghiji
Basic information
Location Sanganer, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Geographic coordinates 26°48′54″N 75°47′10″E / 26.81500°N 75.78611°E / 26.81500; 75.78611Coordinates: 26°48′54″N 75°47′10″E / 26.81500°N 75.78611°E / 26.81500; 75.78611
Affiliation Jainism
Deity Rishabhanatha
Country India
Governing body Management committee Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Mandir
Website sanghijimandir.com
Temple(s) 1

Shri Digamber Jain Atishya Kshetra Mandir, Sanghiji is an ancient Jain temple in Sanganer, Rajasthan made of red stone. The ancient Shri Digamber Jain temple of Sanganer is 16 km from Jaipur.

About Temple

The idol of principal deity of this temple, Lord Rishabhanatha (Adinatha), the first Tirthankara, is supposed to be 4000 years old.[1]

In the midst of underground portion, there is located an ancient small temple guarded by the Yaksha. The sacred temple has seven underground floors which are kept closed due to old religious beliefs and visitors are not allowed to see them. It is said that only a Balyati ascetic Digambara saint can enter in it and able to bring out the idols of this underground temple for a limited period, which is declared and decided previously.

Temple also has a dharamshala equipped with all modern facilities including Bhojanalaya.

Architecture

The last phase of this temple was completed in the 10th century A.D., according to inscription of V.S. 1011 in one of the Toranas. It has sky-high shikharas and the inner sanctum is a stone shrine with sky-high eight shikharas (pinnacles). The fine carvings of the temple were created in the 10th century is comparable to that of Dilwara Temple in Mount Abu.[2] Chir Tech World

Precious Idols

Inner temple has three pinnacles in the centre is an idol of Parshwanath with 7 serpent hoods. All around it, are carvings of lotuses, creepers and elephants pouring water from pitchers held in their trunks. But the main idol is that of Adinath, installed in the shrine behind this.[citation needed]

In 1999, Muni Sudhasagar visited the temple and brought thirty-nine valuable Jain idols. He claimed that he brought the idols from the fifth underground floor and encountered many Yaksha (in the form of snakes) protecting the treasure.[2]

Rishabhanatha Idol

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Mandir, Sanghiji, Sanganer, Jain Teerth 
  2. ^ a b Parihar 2000.

References

  • Ashish, Jain temple in Sanganer, famousitems.in 
  • Parihar, Rohit (11 December 2000), Digambar monk's rebuilding mission divides Jains, India Today 
  • Sanganer, Rajasthan tourism 
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