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Shri Aharji Tirth

Mulnayak | Tirth | Historicity | Other Temples | Works of art and Sculpture | Guidelines | Trust | Photo Gallery

Mulnayak: Nearly 550 cms. high, light-rose-colored idol of Bhagawan Shantinath in the Kayotsarga posture.

Tirth: It is among the hills near the Ahar village.

Historicity: This tirth was known as Madaneshpur, Vasuharikpur and Nandanpur. This is the place of mirvana of the Omniscient Madankumar of the times of Bhagawan Mallinath. Perhaps that is the reason why this place is known as Madaneshpur. This is an ancient tirth in which there were many temples. Even today, their ruins are found on the hills nearby. Thirty-two castes of the Jain community, the names of disciples and grand-disciples of Bhattaraks and the names of disciples and grand-disciples of Arpyakas are mentioned in the manuscripts here. This idol was got installed by Sheth Ralhanji during the rule of King Madanvarma in the year 1237 of the Vikram era. The story goes that by the touch of this idol, the tin purchased by Shri Panashah, turned into silver. Even today, many miracles happen here. A fair is held here every year from the thirteenth to the fifteenth day of the bright half of the month of Magasar. Many faithful devotees participate in it.

Other Temples: There are seven other temples in the compound of this temple.

Works of art and Sculpture: This idol is beautiful and artistic. At the first sight, it seems to be made of emeralds. The measuring pillar made from a single slab of stone, is worth seeing. It belongs to the tenth century. Near this tirth the five kilometers long hill of MadaneshSagar is really very very beautiful and spectacular.

Guidelines: Lalitpur, the nearest railway station is at a distance of 83 kilometers and Tikamgadh is at a distance of 24 kilometers. Bus service and private vehicles are available. Boarding and loding provisions are there.

Trust: Shri Digambar Jain Siddhakshetra Aharji, Aharji, Dist - Tikamgadh State : Madhya Pradesh, India.

Bhagawan Shantinath



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