Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Name : Sonagiri Temples
Location : Sonagiri lies on Datia Gwalior road (Madhya Pradesh). Buses are available from Gwalior (65Kms), Datia(15kms) and Jhansi(45kms) to reach Sonagiri.
Legend : Sonagiri ( literally, the golden peak) is a place sacred to Digambar Jains. This is a place where King Nanganag Kumar achieved liberation from the cycles of death and life along with the fifteen million followers.
Description : There are seventy seven beautiful Jain temples in hills and twenty six temples in village.The temple no.fifty seven(57) on hill is the main temple. This temple has attractive artistic spire. In this temple the principal deity is Lord Chandraprabhu, eleven feet in height. Two other beautiful idols of Lord SheetalNath & Parsvnath are installed.
There is a column of dignity (Manstambh) 43 feet in height and an attractive model of Samavsharan. The samavsharan of Bhagwan Chandraprabhu came here for seventeen times. Nang, Anang, Chintagati, Pooranchand, Ashoksen, Shridatta and many other saints achieved salvation from here. This is the unique place known as Laghu Sammed Shikhar covering the area of 132 acres of two hills.
The most beautiful temple, among 77 temples, is the temple dedicated to the 8th Jain Tirthankar, Chatranatha.
This sacred place is popular among devotees & ascetic saints to practice for self discipline, austerity, and to attain Nirvana(salvation).
Annual festival ( Mela ) : From Falgun Shukla 14 to Chaitra Krishna 5
Website : http://www.datia.nic.in/sonagiri.htm