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Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Kunthalgiri, Maharashtra

Name :
Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Kunthalgiri.
Is an Siddha Kshetra (Place of Salvation).
Address :
Shri Dig. Jain Siddha Kshetra Kunthalgiri
Place & Post – Kunthalgiri, Taluka – Bhoom,
District. – Osmanabad (Maharashtra) – 413 503
Phone No. 02478-276860,276491,276902
Management committee :
Shri Dig. Jain Siddha Kshetra Kunthalgiri
Place & Post – Kunthalgiri, Taluka – Bhoom, Dist. – Osmanabad (Maharashtra)
Chair Person :
Shri Arvind Raoji Doshi
Mumbai
Secretary :
Shri Bal Chand Nan Chand Sanghavi
Baramati (Maharashtra)
Phone 02112-222426
Nearby City :
Yedashi 50 km
Varshi Town 57 km
About KunthalGiri :

Kunthalgiri is the only sacred place of southern India from where two ascetic saints
named Shri Kul Bhushan & Desh Bhushan achieved salvation and went to Moksha in the period of Lord Munisuvratnath (20th Teerthankar) & Ram – Lakshmana.
Shri Kul Bhushan & Desh Bhushan were prince of a state, due to some unexpected event both were inspired to accept asceticism, thus they put off their clothes & ornaments and became ascetic saints and started Tup (Penance) to purify soul from affection, spiritual ignorance and so many ailments and to achieve salvation.
During their stay at Kunthalgiri, once upon a time while Ram – Lakshmana with Seeta were in nearby forest during their 14 years period of living in forest, they heard uproar and many terrible sounds on the hill. They came to know that a god of heaven (enemy of previous life) troubling to both saints, Ram – Lakshmana then went to hill and freed them from trouble (Upsarga). Simultaneously both the ascetic saints attained Kevalgyan (Super natural knowledge) and also salvation from there.
This Kshetra is situated on 175 feet high hill. Two ancient images of foot pairs of Kul Bhushan & Desh Bhushan are installed here in the main temple. It is said that a celibaty of village Babavar Shri Metashah saw a dream in a night that where a cow allows her milk to suckle by her calf, at that place there are lying the feet images of Lord Kul Bhushan – Desh Bhushan. According the dream, Shri Metashah searched that place and dig there to get ancient feet images. Thus these feet images were recovered. All the public present there viewed the images with worship full of devotion and enthusiasm. They took the images and installed them on a high rock.
Letter then in V.S. 1932 these feet images were installed in Kul Bhushan Desh Bhushan Temple after construction.
Atishaya – It is said that in the main temple of Kunthalgiri. The Kul Bhushan Desh Bhushan Temple, about 50 years ago sound of bells were heard in night and consecration took place. In the morning water of consecration was found in temple.

Main Temple & Idol :

Main temple of Kunthalgiri is Shri Kul Bhushan – Desh Bhushan Mandir known as Bara Mandir here. This is very beautiful, attractive temple with artistic sky high spire. The standing idol 3 feet high of Shri Kul Bhushan – Desh Bhushan made of White Stone are installed in this temple, these are also very attractive.
Idols of Lord Shantinath, Munisuvratnath & Adinath are also here. Near the gate in right side a shrine in the wall exists, in which Lord Adinath’s idol in Ardh Padmasan is carved. That’s very artistic and in left side White idol of Lord Parsvanath with 11 serpent hood is installed. On the spire of wall shrine idol of Lord Simandhar is installed.
In this temple idol of Charitra Chakravarti Acharya Shantisagarji is also placed with the images of their feet. Acharya Shantisagarji ended his physical existence accepting ‘Samadhimaran’ during the state of self purification self realization.

Temple Kind of:
Digamber
Other Temple :

Second main temple at Kunthalgiri is Lord Shantinath Temple with 2 feet 3 inch high idol of principal deity Lord Shantinath in Black color installed in V.S. 1932, with others idols, metallic idols of Goddess Padmavati & Sarasvati are also here.
In this temple, a room is in left of gate exists, in this room. Acharya Shantisagarji stayed in their last days and opted Samadhimaran to end the physical existence in the state of self realization & self purification reducing the affection ness, anger and spiritual ignorance etc. the ailments of soul. Thus this room also became a sacred place for pilgrims.
Other than these, Bahubali Temple, Adinath Temple, Ajitnath Temple, Chaitya & Nandishwer Jinalaya (Temple) are also a must to be viewed. A column of dignity (Manstambha) is also standing here 53 feet in height completed in V.S. 2001, having 4 idols of Lord Munisuvratnath installed on the top. This looks very attractive.
In the valley (at the planes below hill) Neminath Temple, Mahaveer Temple and Ratnatraya Temple are very attractive, must be viewed. In the central room of Ratnatraya Temple beautiful art work of mirrors is definitely marvelous, pleasing to eyes. Due to this temple is called Kanch Mandir (Temple of mirrors).

Natural Scenario :

Whole of the area is full of natural beauty.

Annual Gatherings
Annual gathering & Rathayatra a five day function organized on Margsheersh Shukla 11 to 15 every year.
Death Anniversary of Acharya Shantisagarji is celebrated on Bhadraprada Shukla 2.
Facilities :

6 Dharmshalas are here with full facilities, meal & bed also.

Means of approach :
Busses from Osmanabad, Sholapur, Beed to Bhoom, stay near the Dharmshala of Kunthalgiri.
Train – Yedashi & Varshi Town
Airport – Aurangabad 200 km
Nearby Places :
Thair 60 km, Savargaon Atishaya Kshetra

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