Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Banediaji, M.P.

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Name :
Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Banediaji, Depal-Pur, Indore (M.P.)
Is Atishaya Kshetra (Place of Miracle).
Address :
Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Banediaji,
Tehsil Depal-Pur, Dist. Indore (M.P.) Pin. 453115
Phone 07322-220231
Managing Committee :
Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Banedia Mandir Trust
Post Banedia, Tehsil Depal-Pur, Dist. Indore (M.P.) Pin. 453115
Phone 07322-220231
Chair Person :
Shri Manak Chandji Gangwal
Ratlam Kothi, Near Geeta Bhavan, Ratlam Colony, Indore (M.P.)
Phone 0731-2521414
Secretary :
Shri Vimal Chandji Raonka
Kalani Nagar, Aerodrome Road, Indore (M.P.)
Phone 0731-2621185
Nearby City :
Indore 45 K.M.
Depal Pur 4 K.M.
About Banediaji :

Shri Banediaji Atishaya Kshetra is about eight hundred years old. It is situated on the bank of a huge pond. One end of the pond touches Depal Pur. It is guessed that in the past there would have been a big town stretching from Depal Pur to Banedia.
According to a myth, this temple was being transported somewhere through aerial route by an ascetic saint (Tapasvi Muniraj), however due to some reason he had to land this temple here and thus this temple was established here. This temple is called the one which has reached here flying. To support the popular myth about this temple, is the fact that there is no foundation of this temple and still it has been standing here for hundreds of years. This is the only Atishaya Kshetra without foundation in India.
Atishaya — The principal idol (Mool-Nayak) of this temple is that of 2nd Teerthankar Bhagvan Ajit Nath. There are so many popular stories about the miracles related to this idol. Not only jains but thousands of people from different religions come here to offer their prayers for fulfillment of their desires. On the occasion of annual fair thousands of men & women assemble here showing great religious fervor and devotion.

Main Temple & Idol :

This huge temple has been built with in a rampart. Main temple is round in shape and principle deity Bhagvan Ajit Nath’s idol in sitting posture, height 3’8” is installed here. This idol was established by Jeev Raj Papriwal in V. S. 1548. There are other several idols here established by him & his family, these include Bhagvan AdiNath 3’3” high, AjitNath 2’11”, Chandra Prabhu 2’5”, Adinath 2’8”, and Ajitnath 2’8” high, all in sitting posture and are made of white marble. To the left of main alter, alter of Bhagvan ParshvNath and to the right alter of Bhagvan ShantiNath is situated. There are other idols also present on these two alters. The alter in chawk (yard) contains Bhagvan AdiNath’s idol.
On a raised platform there is an idol of Bhagvan Parshv Nath in a Gandh-Kuti, this is also called the second temple. The pinnacle above this temple is extremely artistic and eye catching.

Temple Kind of & Timings :
Digambar, 6 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Natural Scenario :
The temple is situated amidst a grove of huge trees on the bank of the pond. Greenery surrounding the temple makes it a mesmerizing sight.
Annual Gatherings :
The annual fair is held on from Chaitra Shukla 13 to 15.
Facilities :

Dharmshala with 25 fully furnished rooms is available here, with food facility.

Means of approach :
Busses and taxies are available from Indore to depal-pur and direct to Kshetra also. Taxies, jeeps, three-wheelers etc. are also available from Depal-pur to Kshetra.
Railway Station – Indore
Airport – Indore
Nearby Places :
Siddha Kshetra
Siddhaverkoot – 130 Km via Indore
Gommat giri and temple of glass ( Kanch ka Mandir) in Indore
Badwani
Omkareshvar near SiddhwerKoot, a famous teerth of Hindu’s

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