Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple, Amarkantak - Timings, History, Darshan, Pooja Timings

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Distance (From Amarkantak Bus Stand): 2 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 2 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple is a newly constructed temple in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the prominent religious places to visit in Amarkantak as part of the Amarkantak trip.

The construction of Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple started in the year 2006 under the guidance of Acharya Vidyasagar. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, the former Vice President of India, laid the foundation stone of the temple. The construction of this temple is a mega project with over INR 20 Crore being spent on constructing the temple. The project is still ongoing. The temple is being constructed without cement and iron instead they are using lime and preserved stones.

The temple is dedicated to Bhagawan Adinatha, the first Jain Tirthankara. The architectural style of the temple is familiar to the famous Akshardham temple in Gujarat and the whole area covers a huge 4 acres. The pink-colored sandstone from Rajasthan has been used for construction. The temple houses a 24-tonne Ashtadhatu idol of Rishabhanatha seated on a 28-tonne lotus-shaped Ashtadhatu pedestal. The Rishabhanatha idol is 24 feet (7.3 m) sitting in Padmasan posture. It is one of the world's biggest idols of Bhagawan Adinatha. A statue of Mahavira weighing 71 tonnes is also installed here.

Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM

Entry: Free