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Jain Teerth - Shri Patnaganj, M.P
Name :
Shri Digambar Jain Teerth Kshetra, Patnaganj – Rahli
Is Atishaya Kshetra (Place of Miracles).
Address :
Shri Digambar Jain Teerth Kshetra, Patnaganj – Rahli
Place & Post – Rahli, Taluka – Rahli, District – Sagar (M. P.) Pin – 470227
Phone 07585-256379, 256238, 256390
Other Contact Nos. 07585 - 288351, 256354, 200180, 256285, 256090
Managing Committee :
Shri Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Patnaganj Prabandha Samiti
Place & Post – Rahli, Taluka – Rahli, District – Sagar (M. P.) Pin – 470227
Nearby City :
Sagar 42 km
Damoh 53 km
About PatnaGanj :

Shri Shri Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Patnaganj is situated in the vast area of Rahli in District – Sagar. This Kshetra is about 700 years ancient and surround by a rampart at the bank of Swarnabhadra River. This is a group of 30 magnificent & attractive temples, temples are ancient and beautiful spires are built on the top of these temples. This is the place free from noise having peaceful environment where man’s mind becomes free from affection & aversion and devotion towards god rises automatically.
This Kshetra is famous for Bhagwan Mahaveer’s ancient attractive huge idol; this is called ‘Bare Baba’. This huge idol has a specific identity among huge Padmasana idols. Two Padmasana idols of Bhagwan Parshvanath with 1008 serpent hoods, unique specimens of art are also present here.
Restoration of this Kshetra: - Even after the barbaric aggressions by ‘Aurangzeb’, this place remained safe. But before one century due to a terrible disease spread in the arar and due to the fear of animals of forest, resident Jains left this Kshetra.
In the year 1944, when great saint ‘Poojya Kshullaka Ganesh Prasadji Varni’ visited this Kshetra, he felt in wonder looking the adverse conditions. So he decided to work for the restoration of the Kshetra. In result a gathering of whole Jain Samaj organized here and from the 3rd day work for restoration of this Kshetra was started. Thus due the efforts by Poojya Varniji, this place became attractive, beautiful & developed again.

Miracles: - So many times shower of saffron occurs here. Devotees of all communities come here to fulfill their desires near Bare Baba – the Mahaveer Swami.
In twentieth century Shri Lokman Pujari got his eyesight again while he applied Gandhodaka after worship in the temples of this Kshetra. He then lived here up to 30 years.
In present era, so many devotees accepted ascetism after visiting attractive & miraculous idols of this Kshetra and they are going forward on the path of self-welfare (Atma-Kalyan) in the Sangha of Poojya Acharya Vidya Sagarji. Some of them are Muni Kunthu Sagarji, Aryika Mridumatiji, Aryaka Adityamatiji – Pavitramatiji, and so many celibates.

Main Temple & Idol :

Shri Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Patnaganj is a group of 30 magnificent attractive temples. Temples are decorated with artistic spires. These temples are famous for their artistic and miraculous huge idols. It is said that the pilgrimage of ‘Bundelkhand’ is incomplete without visiting Patnaganj Kshetra.
Details of main temples & idols are given below: -
Bhagwan Mahaveer Swami (Bare Baba): - This huge idol of Bhagwan Mahaveer has an important place among huge artful idols. This idol is in Padmasana posture, brown in color, 13 feet high & 11 feet wide. This idol is prepared by cutting / carving a rock, so this was not possible to install the idol in a temple. So a huge magnificent temple was constructed at the place of idol. So many devotees come here, worship here and materise their desires. This idol is called ‘Bare Baba’.
Parshvanath Temple (Sahastraphani Parshvanath): - There are two agreeable magnificent & attractive idols of Bhagwan Parshvanath with 1008 serpent hoods made of, black stone in Padmasana posture. Both idols are the rare specimens of art, a proof showing the proficiency of artist.
First is 4 feet & 4 inch in height, 2 feet & 8 inch in width reverenced in V. S. 1842. In this idol serpent hood covers both the arms as well as head. This is rare among artful idols.
Second idol is also 4 feet & 4 inch in height and 2 feet & 7 inch in width in black color. Its serpent hood is also big, but surrounding only to head, in the posture of meditation looks very attractive.
Other eye-catching idols are also installed in this temple worth being seen.
Sahastra Koot Chaityalaya: - This is also a wonderful & huge creation of world. This is 9 feet high with a circumference of 32 feet’s made of stone. 1008 idols in Padmasana & Standing posture are carved on it in a beautiful manner. This is a unique piece of art worth being seen.
Nandishwar Jinalaya & Samavsharan: - Here Nandishwar Jinalaya & Samavsharan Mandir are also very attractive & agreeable and are contemporary. Meru of Nandishwar Jinalaya are colorful, this was reverenced in V. S. 1835.
Bhagwan Munisuvratnath: - This is unique ancient & huge idol in dark red color in Padmasana posture. Two idols of 10th century are also installed here in two separate altars & one coral colored. Bhagwan Shantinath’s idol of 3½ feet height is also installed here, which is miraculous, attractive & agreeable.

Temple Kind of & Timings : 
Other Temples : 
Out of total 30 temples, other than above mentioned idols & temples, rests of the temples are also agreeable for their attractive magnificent artistic idols.
So many Teerthankara idols of these temples also give the message of non-violence & peace, motivate the devotees towards the self-welfare.
Natural Scenerio : 
Atishaya Kshetra Patnaganj – Rahli is situated on the beautiful bank of ever flowing
river – Swarnabhadra. Here’s peaceful natural environment is suitable to practice for spiritual development.
Annual Gatherings
Maha Mastakabhisheka of Bare Baba – Mahaveer Swami on (i) Mahaveer Jayanti – Chaitra Shukla 13, (ii) Mahaveer Nirvanotsava – Deepavali, Kartika Krishna 15.
Maha Mastakabhisheka of Sahastrafani Parshwanath on (i) Jayanti (Birth Day), (ii) Nirvanotsava (Salvation Day), Moksha Saptami (7).
Facilities : 

There are two Dharmashalas with full facilities & one is in Rahli.

Means of approach :
Road: - Busses & Taxies are available every time from Sagar & Damoh cities.
Train: - Sagar & Damoh are railway stations on Kota-Beena line ahead of Beena.
Nearby Places :

Atishaya Kshetra – Koniji, District Jabalpur
Atishaya Kshetra – Bina Barha, District Sagar
Atishaya Kshetra – Pateria, District Sagar

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