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Jain Teerth - Kundalpur (Kundalgiri), M. P
Name :
Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Kundalgiri (Kundalpur)
Is an Siddha Kshetra (Place of Salvation).
Address :
Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Kundalgiri
Place & Post – Kundalpur, Dist. – Damoh (M.P.)
Management committee :
Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Kundalgiri Prabandhakarini Samiti
Place & Post – Kundalpur, Dist. – Damoh (M.P.)
Nearby City :
Damoh 35 km
Sagar 113 km
Jabalpur 143 km
About Kundalpur (Kundalgiri) :

This Kshetra Kundalpur is a place full of natural attractive beauty famous for miraculous colossus of Bade Baba Bhagwan Adinath in sitting (Padmasana) posture 15 feet in height and is a place of salvation of Antim Kevali Shridhar Kevali.
Here are 63 temples of various types, among them 22nd temple is famous for Bade Baba Bhagwan Adinath the principal deity and 49th is called Jal Mandir, an attractive temple situated in the middle of beautiful pond Vardhaman Sagar.
The colossus of Bade Baba and so many idols of Teerthankars brought letter in the same temple are supposed to be installed in 10th - 11th & 11th - 12th century.
It is clear from inscriptions on idols that Kundalpur was famous about year 1554 A.D. as Teerth Kshetra.
There are 40 temples on hill and remaining 23 in valley. Temples No. 41 to 47 are small in size while No. 48 to 60 are big temples with beautiful spires.
Atishaya – The warrior of Bundelkhand Maharaj Chhatrasal succeeded in capturing his lost kingdom after Darshan (Prayer – worship) of miraculous Bade Baba. Then Maharaj Chhatrasal helped in reconstruction of the temple. One Mugal Emperor tried to destroy Bade Baba, when he stroked on the thumb of colossus, milk flooded out from thumb and at the same time dense flocks of honey bees attacked on invaders and pushed them to run away. Then Mughal Emperor bagged pardon there and went shamefully.

Main Temple & Idol :

Main temple at Kundalpur is Bade Baba Adinath’s Temple. The colossus is a piece of art rare in the world and two idols of Gomukha Yaksha and Chakreshwary Devi are carved in the back.
On the both sides of Bade Baba idols of Bhagwan Parsvanath 12 feet in height are installed, really magnificent and artistic. So many other Teerthankar idols are also here installed in 10th to 12th century. Images of foot of Antim Shridhar Kevali are also installed in this temple who achieved salvation (Nirvan) from Kundalgiri.

Temple Kind of:


Other Temple : 

63 temples are here in total, all are agreeable being artistic. The scene of Jal Mandir (Temple in the middle of pond) is very beautiful.
Temples from No. 48 to 60 are big temples with attractive spires. Sky high Manstambha (Column of dignity) situated in the middle of the field of Dharmshala as is worth being seen. Another temple is new Samavsharan Mandir, circular in design really a jewel among the series of temples. In this temple 4 Black attractive idols of Teerthankar Bhagwan, 2 feet in height are installed, 12 assemblies are constructed here beautiful according to Jain Texts.

Natural Scenerio : 
Kundalpur is full of natural beauty, a hilly area semi circular in shape. Series of high
spireful temples looks pleasing to eyes adds beauty to this natural place.
Annual Gatherings :
A historical religious festival is organized in the memory of reconstruction of Bade Baba’s temple by Maharaj Chhatrasal on the days Magha Shukla 11 to 15 every year.
Facilities : 

Here so many Dharmshalas & Guest Houses equipped with modern facilities are available for pilgrims. Total accommodation about 184 Rooms, Mess & Beds are available.

Means of approach :
Road – Busses are available from Damoh, Sagar, Jabalpur for Kundalpur.
Train – Damoh is situated on Beena-Katni Line.
Airport – Bhopal 300 km
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