Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Aharji.

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Name :
Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Aharji.
Is an Siddha Kshetra (Place of Salvation).
Address :
Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Aharji
Aharji, Taluka – Baldeogarh, District – Teekamgarh (M.P.) Pin 472001
Phone 07683 – 298932, 9926610184, 9425141579, 9425141593, 9425893947
Management Committee :
Shri Management Committee Aharji
Place – Aharji, Taluka – Baldeogarh, District – Teekamgarh (M.P.) Pin 472001
Phone 07684 – 242634, 244634
Nearby City :
Baldeogarh 10 km
Teekamgarh 25 km
Lalitpur 83 km
Jhansi 120 km
Mauranipur 62 km
About Aaharji :

This Siddha Kshetra Aharji is very ancient sacred place and very important for historical & archaeological aspects. Broken fragments of Jain idols & Jain temples are available here in huge quantity here & there came out from the earth. From petrography it is very clear that there were so many sky high Jain temples made of stones.
By the inscription on rocks of V.S. 1100 to 1500, it is very clear that at the name of king Madanvarmdeo, old name of this place was Madansagarpur and a pond named Madansagar still exist here.
After the salvation of Bhagwan Mallinath (The 19th Teerthankar), 17th Kamdeo Shri Madan Kumar (Nalraj) and in the period of Lord Mahaveer, Shri Bishkambal attained salvation from here.
Atishaya – A famous businessman Panashah found here his tin metal converted to silver, this event shows the miracle of this place. The place where Panashah stayed here still exists. That place is known as ‘Tanda Ka Khandha’. (Jain Directory Mumbai Year 1914)
After fast of one month, an ascetic saint got Ahar (Meal) here when the disturbances created by Yakshini (The Mythological Demigoddess) vanished. So this place was given the name Aharji, the current famous name.
So many persons come here for fulfillment of their desires.

Main Temple & Idol :

Here’s main temple is Shri 1008 Shantinath Temple, this has the 18 feet high, very beautiful colossus of Lord Shantinath, the principal deity with two standing idols of Lord Kunthunath & Arahnath in both sides.
This is one of the best idols of India in the views of sculptural art. Around the main temple, there installed “Tribal Choubeesee” (24 Teerthankars each for three eras Present, Past & Future).
Main temple was completed in 12th century and colossus of principal deity Lord Shantinath was installed in V.S. 1237.

Temple Timings & Kind of:

Digamber – From 6:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Other Temple :

There are 7 temples more other than the main temple. Among these under ground temple is important having 97 idols of V.S. 1109 to 2055 and feet images installed.
Nirvan Kshetra (The place of salvation) is on the top of hill, which is 1 km away from the Kshetra. A small pond named Madan Talab, a tank of water Madanber, Siddhon Ki Pahari (A Hill), Siddhon Ki Gufa (A Cave) are also famous.
Other than these Shri Vardhaman Mandir, Shri Bheru Mandir, Shri Chandraprabhu Mandir, Shri Parsvanath Mandir, Shri Mahaveer Mandir, Two columns of dignity in front of Bahubali Mandir (installed in V.S. 1011), Bahubali Mandir & Panch Pahari Mandir are also viewable.

Natural Scenerio :
This sacred place is situated in the midst of beautiful forest surrounded by the hills full of natural greenery.
Annual Gatherings :
Aghan Shukla 13, 14, 15
This is now organized for five days since last two years full of many religious & cultural functions.
Facilities :

There are three Dharmashalas with 170 rooms, some of them are equipped with modern facilities – Kitchen, Let-Bath, Fans etc.
1 Dharmashala in Ahar vilage having 6 rooms and more process of construction.

Means of approach :
Road – Aharji stands on the road from Teekamgarh to Chhatarpur. Busses are available on every hour.
Train – Railway Station Lalitpur 83 km,  Jhansi 120 km,  Mauranipur 62 km
Airport – Khajuraho
Nearby Places :
Atishaya Kshetra
Papouraji – 22 km
Siddha Kshetra
Drongiri (Known as Laghu Sammed Shikhar) – 56 km

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