Bahubali & Jahaj Mandir (Kumbhoj)
Shri Bahubali Bramhcharya and Vidyapeeth located at Kumbhoj Bahubaliin Maharashtra is a Jain pilgrimage centre. It is an Atishaya Kshetra i.e. place of miracles. The temple is dedicated to Lord Bahubali.
According to history Kumbhoj is an ancient city. An ascetic saint Shri Bahubali Maharaj lived here almost 250 years ago. He was a renowned scholar of the science of spells. It was because of his presence that no wild animals caused any harm to the pilgrims visiting the holy place. The name of the place has been kept has Khambhoj Bahubali in memory of the great saint. After the death of the saint many other notable people visited the place. In 1851 A.D. Muni Shri Prabhachandraji visited the kshetra. Later in 1958 Muni Shri Kamlakarji came to this holy place. In the 20th century another great saint Acharya, Shri 108 Shanti Sagarji came here. Thus this place became a holy place by the foot prints of these great sages. In 1937 Chaturmas Vaktavya i.e. the Four Monthly Statement was delivered from here. As per history it is said that the first holy pilgrimage to the sacred place Shri Sammed Shikharji also began from here.
Bahubali Atishaya kshetra known by the Idol of Lord Bahubali (Jain tirth place) in standing posture is situated on about 50 steps up and 28 feet in hight; sthapana/installed in 1963. The idol is installed close to the feet of the hill and can be seen from kms away from the hill.This place is comes under kumbhoj village.
From the Top until the bottom of the hill there are fourteen models of Siddha Khetras and Tirthankar Nirwaan locations. Models In the back side of this idol there are six other you can see the models of Gajpantha, Taranga, Mangitungi,Sonagiri and Pavagiri sidha kshetra.On the right you can see a big Kailash Parvat models where seventy two temples models made in cement and stone. After that you have Girnarji depicting Prince Neminath 'Viaragya' event in front. This is also must to have look .
On the left you see a model of Sammeed Shikharji with all the 'tonks' Below this you have eight more smaller models that depict the other Siddha Khetra's. After coming down on the right side you have Mahaveer Digmabar Jain 'Jal Mandir' temple. On the left you have 'Ratnatrya' Digambar Jain temple. Further down you can see more Digambar Jain Temples with 'Samavshran Temple', '' and 'Bahubali Temples',Sahastrakut Temple, 'Manastambha', and Acharya Shantisagar and Acharya Samatbhadra Memorials. Temples on the hill 380 steps: Lord Bahubali (six feet in hight) was installed in Vikram Samvat 2418. The food supplied in Dharmshala is of good test.
On the top of this temple there is a small room were Lord Adinath (1.10 feet) is (sthapna)installed.In front of Lord Adinath temple a small Column of Dignity is also here. Uper side of 'Sahastrakut' Jain Temple there is another 'Gandhakuti' temple. In this temple eight idols are installed. In 'Swayambhu Jain Temple' Lord Adinath "3.2 feet in hight" is sthapana/installed in sitting posture. Hill's Digambar Jain Temples: (a) Lord Bahubali Digambar Jain Temple. (b) Lord Shantinath Digambar Jain Temple. (c) Lord Chandaprabhu Digambar Jain Temple. (d) Lord Adinath Digambar Jain Temple. (e) Column of Dignity. Swadhyay Bhavan, where shivirs and classes happen all the year round is also present at the bottom of the place. More than one thousand Students study in the Gurukul under Bahubali University. There is heavy rush of Pilgrims all the year round. The area with all the temples, Gurukul, Hill area, etc. is very well maintained under and run by Digambar Jain Trusts.
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