Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Gopachal.

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Name :
Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Gopachal.
Is an Atishaya Kshetra (Place of Miracles).
Address :
Shri Dig. Jain Atishaya Kshetra Gopachal
Parsvanath Vanasthali, Gopachal Marg,
Near Phool Bagh, Gwalior (M.P.) Pin – 474002
Phone 0751 – 2427778, 2310593
Management committee :
Shri Dig. Jain Atishaya Kshetra Gopachal
Parsvanath Vanasthali, Gopachal Marg,
Near Phool Bagh, Gwalior (M.P.) Pin – 474002
Phone 0751 – 2427778, 2310593
Email – gopachal@Sancharnet.in
Chair Person :
Shri Shyam Lal Jain Vijayvergiya
Lala Ka Bazar, Lashkar, Gwalior (M.P.) Pin – 474002
Phone 0751 – 2428824 (S), 2429226 (R)
Email – gopachal@Sancharnet.in
Secretary :
Shri Ajitji Baraiya
Danaoli, Gwalior
Nearby City :
Gwalior
Agra 110 km (By Road), 115 km (By Train)
Jhansi 105 km (By Road), 98 km (By Train)
Sonagiri 70 km (By Road), 68 km (By Train)
Shivpuri 110 km (By Road), 100 km (By Train)
About Gopachal :

Gopachal Atishaya Kshetra is situated in fort of Gwalior, famous for great magnificent idols. This is one among the ancient forts of India and is said the gateway to Southern India from north.
Number of idols on this hill is about 1500, which includes the size from 6 inch to 57 feet in height. All the idols are carved by cutting the hilly rocks (rock carving) and are very artistic. So the whole of fort seems a vast temple of Jain idols. More of the idols were made in the period of King Dungar Singh & Keerti Singh of Tomar dynasty. Period of these idols is said between V.S. 1398 to V.S. 1536.
The vastness & beauty of these idols shows the proficiency of artists.
Here is a very beautiful & attractive miraculous colossus of Bhagwan Parsvanath in cross legged seating posture 42 feet in height & 30 feet in breadth. It is said that in V.S. 1557, Mughal emperor Babar after occupying the fort ordered his soldiers to break the idols, when soldiers stroked on the thumb, a miracle was seen and invaders were compelled to run away.
Gopachal is the place of precept by Bhagwan Parsvanath and is also the place of salvation of Shri 1008 Supratishtha Kevali.
In the period of Mughals the idols were destroyed mercilessly, broken fragments of those idols are spread here & there in the fort.

Main Temple & Idol :

Main colossus of this Kshetra is Lord Parsvanath’s, 42 feet high and 30 feet wide, all-round beautiful & miraculous, unique in world. Together with the place of precept by Bhagwan Parsvanath & place of salvation of Shri Supratishtha Kevali, there are 26 Jain Temples more on hill and one Trikal Chaubeesee Mandir also agreeable.

Temple Timings & Kind of:

Digamber – From sunrise to sunset

Other Temple :

There are 60 Jain Temples new & old in Gwalior City worth being seen.

Natural Scenerio :
This is a hilly area with natural greenery. A garden is here where travellars may take rest some time.
Annual Gatherings
Annual Birth anniversary of Lord Parsvanath – Paush Krishna 11
Day of salvation of Lord Parsvanath – Shravan Shukla 7
Birth anniversary of Lord Mahaveer – Chaitra Shukla 13
Dipawali (The day of salvation of Mahaveer) – Kartik Krishna 15
Facilities :

There is no Dharmshala on Kshetra, but in Gwalior city, there are so many Dharmshalas & Hotels to stay there.

Means of approach :
Road – Gwalior is connected with all the major cities of India by road. Busses are available from any where for Gwalior. From bus stand of Gwalior Tempo – Taxies or Auto Rickshaws are available for Kshetra.
Train – This is the main station of central railway. Taxies & Autos are available from railway station to Kshetra.
Airport – Gwalior 15 km from Kshetra
Nearby Places :
Atishaya Kshetra
Sonagiri
Sinhoniyaji

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