Digamber Jain Mandir Sanghiji
Historical | Pilgrimage
#18 of 32 Places to Visit in Jaipur
Distance (From Jaipur Junction Railway Station): 14.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours
Place Location: In Sanganer Town
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 14.5 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Sri Digamber Jain Temple Sanghiji is an ancient temple situated in Sanganer town. It is a popular site of pilgrimage near Jaipur city.
This temple is dedicated to Lord Adinath, the first Tirthankara of Jainism. The temple has fine carvings that are comparable to the Dilwara Temples of Mount Abu. This temple was built in several phases, the last phase of this spectacular temple was completed in 10th century AD. Principal deity of this temple is Lord Adinath (Rishabh Dev).
The temple has several high raising Shikharas and the inner sanctum is a stone structure with eight Shikharas. The whole temple is made of red stone with numerous carved images. The temple has seven underground floors that are closed for general visitors. In the midst of underground portion, there is an ancient temple guarded by the Yaksha. It is said that only a Balyati ascetic digamber saint can only enter in it and bring out the Idols of this underground temple for a brief period. The idols thus brought out for darshan of devotees, must be placed back in the underground temple. These idols were recently moved for viewing by Muni Shri Sudha Sagarji Maharaj.
The beautiful inner temple is a stone shrine with three sikharas. In the center is an idol of Parshwanath with 7 serpent hoods. There are several carvings of lotuses, creepers and elephants pouring water from pitchers held in their trunks. The main shrine houses a beautiful idol of Adinath.
Timings: 6 AM to 10 PM