Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple          

The new Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple is being built at Amarkantak, like the Aksharadhama temple of Gujarat. About more that Rs. 20 crores is expected to be spent on this mega project which is spread over an area of 4 acres (16,000 m2). The temple was designed and constructed by more than 300 artists for two years under the guidance of Sri C.B.Somapura,  the chief architect.

The Ashtadathu idol of Bhagawan Adinatha measuring about 24 ft (7.3 m) in height and weighing 28,000 kilograms will be installed on the Kamala Simhasan made of Ashtadathu, weighing around 24,000 kilograms. It is the world’s biggest Ashtadathu Jain idol of Bhagawan Adinatha. The foundations are being worked out with advanced engineering skills so that the temple survives for centuries to come. The temple measuring around 144 feet (44 m) in height, 424 feet (129 m) in length and 111 feet (34 m) in width will be constructed here.

Shree Sarvoday Digamber Jain Mandir, Amarkantak is situated at a hill station of Madhya Pradesh, where the largest river of western India, the Narmada, has its source. Param Pujya Aacharya Shree Vidyasagarji Maharajaji’s one of the important “Atishay Kshetra” Temple is being constructed at Amatkantak. It is made with 225,000 cubic feet (6,400 m3) of Bansipahadpur’s pink sandstone.

Shri Jwaleshwar Mahadev (the temple of Shiva)

The Jwaleshwar temple and the source of origin of the third river Juhila River is situated 8 km from Amarkantak on the Shahdol road. According to ‘Vindhya Vaibhav’ Lord Shiva established a Shivling here and scattered crores of other Shivlings over  the Maikal Mountain. According to Puranic traditions, a rectangular area containing crores of Shivlings is known as ‘Maha Rudra Meru’ and is the abode of Lord Shiva. There are only two ‘Maha Rudra Meru’ places: Varanasi and Amarkantak. Lord Shiva and Parvati live here because of this special spiritual quality.




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