Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Papouraji

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Name :
Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Papouraji
Is an Atishaya Kshetra (Place of Miracles).
Address :
Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Papouraji
Place & Post – Papoura, Dist. – Tikamgarh (M.P.) Pin – 472001
Phone 07683 – 244378, 224776
Management committee :
Shri Dig. Jain Atishaya Kshetra Papouraji Managing Committee
Place & Post – Papoura, Dist. – Tikamgarh (M.P.) Pin – 472001
Phone 07683 – 244378, 224776
Chair Person :
Shri S.S. Komal Chand Sunwaha
Shri Dig. Jain Atishaya Kshetra Papouraji Managing Committee
Place & Post – Papoura, Dist. – Tikamgarh (M.P.) Pin – 472001
Phone 07683 – 244698 (O.), 240328 (R.), Mobile 9424923545
Secretary :
Shri Vijay Kumar Taibraiyya
Mobile 9893916688
Nearby City :
Tikamgarh 5 km
Lalitpur 63 km
About Papouraji :

This Atishaya Kshetra Papouraji is a decent natural place in the center of dense series of high trees surrounded by a vast rampart of 3 km at a distance of 5 km in the east of Tikamgarh. This Kshetra is beautified by the 108 prosperous artistic temples with sky high attractive spires. So many Meru, Matha, Garbha Griha (Basement) and Manastambha make this place more attractive and agreeable.
Pampapur is another name of Papoura, near it a dense vast forest is called Ramanna (e.g. Forest of Lord Ram) and it is supposed that Shri Ram Chandraji may have spent some time here during his stay in forests.
This Kshetra is more than 800 years old. Here are two underground basements, one of them has three idols. The idol of principal deity Bhagwan Adinath is made of shining Black stone very attractive 2 feet & 8 inch in height. Idols in sides are also in same color & stone. All the three idols were installed in V.S. 1202 and are oldest at this Kshetra.
Atishaya – (i) Here exists an ancient little pond. It is said that while a person drop a paper having list of required utensils in this pond, the utensils were received from pond and used by pilgrims. After use & cleaning these utensils were returned to the pond and utensils thus disappeared in water. This miracle is not seen now days because one person did not returned the utensils received from the pond.
(ii) Here is a well known as ‘Patrakhan Well’. It is said that an old women organized a party on completion of a big temple (Temple No.-1), suddenly the water of well finished and lack of water for guests was felt.
Than that old women entered down in the well reached at the bottom. She than started the prayers with deep heart, a wonder than happened that water started flowing in well and as well as the old woman lifted from the well, the level of water also increased simultaneously. Thus the honor of that old sacred woman was kept. This well is still existing near the mess of school here.
(iii) Prayers & worship in temple of basement and in Chandraprabhu Mandir (Temple No.-42) is help full in materializing the desires of pilgrims.

Main Temple & Idol :

Four temples are oldest here, Temple No. 5, 7, 41 & 42. Temple in the basement is oldest among these.
Temple No. 7 & 41 are Meru Mandir, Meru Mandirs of same style are also seen at Aharji & Sonagiriji constructed in same period. Five temples belong to 17th & 18th century. Remaining temples are constructed letter.
Here’s main places are as under: –
(i) Prachin Samuchchaya (Ancient Place) – This is the oldest place famous as ‘Sabha Mandapa’. A temple is here in the center and 12 Mathas of old style are surrounding it, looks like 12 assemblies of Samavsharan.
(ii) Basement – two underground basements are here at Prachin Samuchchaya, one is very high and vast with 3 rooms, one room is 22 feet X 9 feet in size.
(iii) Chaubeesee Mandir – There are 6 temples in each direction surrounding a big temple, having one idol of Teerthankar installed in each temple. This type of Chaubeesee is rare at other places.
(iv) Chandraprabhu Mandir – The principal deity of this temple are Bhagwan Chandraprabhu, the Almond colored idol in standing posture, 7 feet & 3 inch in height, very attractive and miraculous installed in V.S. 1524. 9 idols are installed here more, among them 8 idols seem as old as principal deity.
Out of this temple an artistic pavilion is standing on four pillars.
(v) Rathakar Mandir (a temple in shape of Chariot) – This 75th temple here, looks very beautiful like a chariot moving fast.
(vi) Bahubali Mandir – This is round shaped temple standing on 24 pillars in 225 feet circumference. Lord Bahubali’s 15 feet high standing colossus in installed here, at the same pattern as of Shravanbelgola. In this temple, there are installed idol of 24 Teerthankars in 24 tiny temples around the wall. Colors of idols are according the actual color of Teerthankars.

Temple Timings & Kind of:

Digambar – From morning to evening

Other Temple :

Other temples are also very attractive magnificent and artistic. Four Manastambhas are also here constructed in V.S. 1999, 2006, 2013 & 2015.

Natural Scenerio :
The environment at Papoura is full of natural beauty. There are four gardens full of fruit trees & flowers. This helps pilgrims to get relax & peace of mind. Near it the forest area of Ramanna exists full of natural trees and plants.
Annual Gatherings :
Annual festival from Kartik Shukla 13 to 15 every year
Facilities :

So many Dharmshalas & Guest Houses equipped with modern facilities available here for pilgrims. Mess & Beds are available.

Means of approach :
Road – Tonga, Auto Rickshaw & Busses are available at Tikamgarh for Papoura. Tikamgarh lies on Kanpur-Sagar Road.
Train – Lalitpur Station exists on Central Railway. Busses are available at Lalitpur for Tikamgarh.

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