Decoding and Savoring The Secrets of Sanganer Digambar Jain Temple

India is a place full of mythology and mysteries, some of them so bizarre that they almost seem impossible. But still, can’t be repudiated. And Jaipur, the land of Maharajas is no less when it comes to holding some mythological secrets. You heard it right! Jaipur holds few magnificent locations that hold stories of historical significance.

One such secret remains underground in the Shri Digambar Jain Temple of Sanganer guarded by Yakshas.

History and Architecture

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Located at 13-14 km South of Jaipur, Sanganer is famous for its textile and block printing. But the Jain Digambar Mandir is easily the most famous and most mysterious place in this tehsil.

Built in 10th century, this temple is a place to visit on its own right due to its attractive carvings and the homologous architecture to the famous Delwara temples of Mount Abu. But the two stories above ground is nothing in compared to the said underground 5 stories.

Mythology

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According to the myths, in the midst of the 5 stories, there is a small temple which has idols made up of precious stones and various treasures and they are guarded by Yaksha(Devas). Only a  Balyati  (one celibate since childhood) Digambar saint can bring out the idols from their resting place. That too, only for a limited time. According to an ancient story of 1971, Aacharya Deshbhushan Maharaj, due to some reasons got delayed in returning them causing the attack of insects on him.

REVELATION of idols

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On 20 June 2017, Muni Shri 108 Sudhasagar Ji Maharaj, a disciple of  Acharya Shri 108 Vidhyasagar Ji Maharaj visited the sacred floors. He brought the precious idols for the second time from the sacred underground temple. And claimed to encounter many Yaksha in the form of snakes.

True or not, it is fascinating for sure!

And for all the Goosebumps you got reading this, the place surely deserves a visit!

Visiting Time: 6.00 A.M. to 10.00 P.M.

Location: Opp Bus Stand, Dada Gurudev Nagar, Sanganer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302029

Website: http://sanghijikamandir.com/

 



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