Shri Munisuvrat Nath Bhagwan Atishaya Kshetra Paithan

Name :
Shri 1008 Munisuvrat Nath Bhagwan Atishaya Kshetra Paithan
Is Atishaya Kshetra (Place of Miracles)
Address :
Shri 1008 Munisuvrat Nath Bhagwan Atishaya Kshetra Paithan
Paithan, District Aurangabad [Maharashtra] 431107
Phone +91-2431-223149, Mo. +91-9226576897
Managing Committee :
Shri 1008 Munisuvrat Nath Bhagwan Atishaya Kshetra Committee
Paithan, District Aurangabad [Maharashtra] 431107,
Phone +91-2431-223149, Mo. +91-9226576897.
President :
Shri Mahaveer Jhumbar Lal Barjate
Ahmednagar, Phone +91-241-2421991
Secretary :
Shri Jhumbardas Kachardasji Kala
Gulaj, Phone +91—2447-262207
Nearby City :
Aurangabad – 50 Km
About Paithan

This holy & ancient pilgrimage place is situated at Paithan, an old city –that was famous as Pratishthanpur in it’s golden era. This Kshetra is situated at the beautiful bank of river Godavari. It is said that this Kshetra belongs to fourth era and the principal deity of this Kshetra is Bhagwan Munisuvrat Nath—the 20th Teerthankar contemporary to Bhagvan Ram. According to sayings Shri Ram Chandraji worshiped this magnificent idol.
This is said that at the time of twelve years drought [in 3rd century], during the migration by Antim Shrut-Kevli Acharya Bhadrabahu with his scholar-the famous Mourya Emperor Chandra Gupta and 12000 monks, Acharya Bhadrabahu came here. Later on Vishakhaacharya and Kalkaacharya also visited Paithan.
Atishaya – So many stories are popular regarding miracles of this Kshetra. Some times fragranced fumes are seen coming out of the basement.
A story is very popular regarding miracles of this place. During 17th century Shri Chimna Pandit- a scholar of Bhattarak Ajitkeerti lived here, he was a great poet of Marathi language. Great hindu saint Shri Eknathji and a muslim saint were his friends. One day these three were discussing about spiritual maters, one of them asked to Chimna Pandit about date [tithi] of that day. Chimna Pandit answered that it is the day of full moon [Poornima], both the friends laughed at this answer and told him that this is the day of Amaavasyaa [the day of moon less night]. But Pandit denied this fact again and again. At last they decided to confirm the truth at night. After some time Chimna Pandit recalled the fact and he felt in great sorrow, then he went to the temple direct and stayed before Bagvan Munisuvrat Nath’s idol for prayer, he engrossed himself in devotion. At night all saw that the moon was shining in the sky of Paithan and closer area. This was the miracle of Paithan’s Bhagvan Munisuvrat Nath.

Main Temple & Idol :

The principal deity in this ancient temple is Bhagvan Munisuvrat Nath’s idol in cross legged seating posture [padmasanasth], made of black sand stone. This ancient idol is magnificent and beautiful, inviting the visitors for meditation and to search peace and pleasure in their own self.
A Bhagvan Aadinath’s idol in seating posture also present here , that was recovered from earth. Art of this ancient idol is eye catching-worth seen.

Temple Kind of & Timings :
Digambar – From 6 A.M. to 9 P.M.
Other Temples :

A column of dignity named Mahaveer Keerti Stambh is really very beautiful, it’s a peace of art. The gateway of this Kshetra is also a peace of art, it’s carvings on Makrana’s marble are worth seen.

Natural Scenario :

Natural scenery and beautiful bank of river Godavari, green garden present the peaceful environment to visitors.

Annual Gatherings :

Huge gathering at each Shani Amaavasyaa, consecration of Bhagvan Munisuvrat Nath is organized this day.
Annual function – at the day of Janm Kalyanak (Vaishakh Krishna Dashami)

Facilities :

Dharm-shala and halls with full facilities available here to make pilgrimage comfortable. Construction of new facilities is on progress.

Means of approach :
Busses and taxies are available from Aurangabad, railway and air service is also available here.
Nearby Places :
Saint Gyaneshvar Garden here is comparable with Vrindavan Garden of Mysore. Paithani Saree Kendra and Naath Saagar are also agreeable.

Suggestion for Safe Travelling: Safe

2 comments

  1. nidhi 15 November, 2013 at 22:55 Reply

    I hv visited this temple…one can feel the miraculous energy flowing there….lord munisubrat nath had fulfilled alll my wishes.

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