Shri 1008 Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Nainagiri (Reshandigiri).
Shri 1008 Dig. Jain Siddha Kshetra Nainagiri (Reshandigiri)
Nainagiri, Taluka – Bijaver, Dist. – Chhatarpur (M.P.)
Phone 07583-280095,203930, 9893802446, 9407533102, 9407533103
Is an Siddha Kshetra (Place of Salvation). Nainagiri (Reshandigiri) is an ancient sacred place full of natural beauty described in Nirvankand. This is the place where Samavsharan of Lord Parsvanath arrived once and Shri Vardatt and other five ascetic saints went to Moksha (achieved full & final freedom from world).
This Kshetra is situated on a hill, not so high, consists 36 Jain Temples on hill and 15 in valley. All the temples are build with spires, among them one temple lies in the midst of a pond, looks very attractive. All the temples on hill are surrounded by a wall.
Main Temple & Idol :
Bara Mandir the Eleventh temple of this Kshetra is ancient enough supposed to come out from the earth about 100 Years ago. According to an inscription of the temple, the year of completion was V.S. 1109. Principal deity of this temple is Lord Parsvanath, the standing idol 4 feet 7 inch in height. This was installed in V.S. 2015. 13 ancient idols are also installed here, 9 of them are placed on shrine and another 4 are place on 4 separate plat forms, these also belong to 11th – 12th century. Here is an idol of Yaksha – Yakshini, very beautiful & artistic,Yakshini is with a child in her lap.
First temple on hill is known as Bade Baba Ka Mandir or Choubeesee Jinalaya, a big temple with the principal deity Lord Parsvanath, an 11 feet high standing colossus without serpent hoods, with an attractive halo in the back and three tier umbrella over the head. On a shrine of this temple idols of 5 ascetic saints (Gurudatt & others) in standing posture made of White Stone are installed.
Second is Lord Mahaveer’s temple, very beautiful, situated in the midst of a pond and looks very attractive. Principal deity of this temple is Lord Mahaveer idol is 2 feet high in cross legged seating posture.
Other temples are also visitable. 2 km ahead from the Kshetra, there a shrine in forest seems to be very old.
Natural Scenario :
Scene looks very attractive on looking towards pond from the top of hill. Series of temples with spire on hill & on the plane with pond in the middle looks pleasant to eyes.
Annual Festival – From Agahan Shukla 11 to 15
Lord Parshwanath Salvation Anniversary – on Shrawan Shukla 7
3 Dharmshalas are available on Kshetra, one at the Bus Stand of Dalpatpur. Mess & Bed facilities are available.
Means of approach :
Road – Busses of routs Sagar-Bijawar & Sagar-Bakaswaha pass through Dalpatpur. Kshetra is at the side of Dalpatpur-Bakaswaha Road at a distance of 12 km from Dalpatpur. Dalpatpur is on Sagar-Kanpur National Highway No. 86. Road is under construction from Jabalpur, Chattarpur, Tikamgarh via Bakaswaha (25 K.M.).
Railway – Sagar-Damoh
Nearby Places :
In Sagar – Bhagyodaya Teerth, Mangalgiri & Kakaganj