Udaipur To Shri Mahaveer Ji temple, Karauli
Shri Mahaveer Ji temple is in Karauli district in Rajasthan, India and is 110 km from Sawai Madhopur town. Earlier known as Chandanpur, this small village became famous as a Jain religious site after an ancient idol of Mahaveer was excavated from its soil several hundred years ago. It was then renamed as Shri Mahaveer Ji This idol was excavated over 200 years ago from the same spot, after which the temple was constructed. Thousands of worshipers flock from across India to catch a glimpse of this famous statue.
Lying in the vicinity of Aravalli range, Karauli is the district with low to moderate ranging temperatures making it a pleasant place to visit at any time of the year. With this advantage has the temple gained number of tourists and devotees from all over the world.
Symbol of emotional integration Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Shri Mahaveer Ji is a holy place of pilgrimage in Rajasthan. It is dedicated to Lord Mahaveer, the 24th Tirthankar. Shri Mahaveer ji draws people of all classes, creeds and communities from all over the world. Thousands of pilgrims throng here every day to have Darshan of Lord Mahaveer and offer prayers for attaining peace and solace. The devotees who come here experience eternal happiness and self-contentment, which is unique in itself.
Darshan timings: 8 am to 6 pm
The main temple of Shri Mahaverji Atishaya Kshetra is vast & magnificent ornamented with so many pinnacles. This Shri Mahaveer Ji Temple is surrounded by Dharmashalas (Guesthouses). The premises of Dharmashalas surrounding the temple are called Katla. In the center of Katla, main temple is situated. The entrance gate of Katla is very attractive and magnificent.
The Shri Mahaveer Ji Temple is decorated with three sky high pinnacles. As one enters the main gate, there comes a rectangular ground and then there are seven beautiful gates to enter the Mahamandapa. After entering the temple we found a big shrine before us. An icon of Bhagwan Mahaveer resembling to the miraculous principal deity and two other icons are installed here.
In Garbh Griha (Central Room of Temple), on the main shrine, the miraculous icon of Bhagwan Mahaveer in Padmasana posture, coral colored made of sand stone is installed with Bhagwan Pushp Danta in right side and Bhagwan Adinath’s icon in left side. There are so many agreeable ancient icons of other Teerthankaras, installed in this temple.
Exterior & interior walls of the temple are richly decorated with beautiful carvings and golden paintings to improve the attraction, impression and glory of temple.