Maharashtra : Bhatkuli Digamber Atishaya Kshetra - Bh. Adhinath

Bhatkuli Digamber Atishaya Kshetra - Bh. Adhinath

Bhatkuli, Maharashtra



Shri Adinath Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra, Bhatkuli is well know for the very attractive Ancient Idol of Bhagvan Shri Adhinath, which is made of Black Stone during Mahabarth period by Kind Rukmi.

As per the Archeologists, this temple is more than 3000 years old. This place was ruled by Satvahanas, Vakataks and Rashtrakootas. Then this area was not maintained properly. To save the idol from the invasion of Mughals, the idol was hidden in a fort. It continues upto 18th Century.

Bhagvan Adhinath appeared in the dream of the Chief of the Village and identified the place of the Idol. Thus the ancient miraculous idol of Adinath Swami was recovered. This was prayed and worshiped by the villagers in various styles, a wonder was felt by villagers that their so many desires now being completed and fulfilled.

Later on Poojya Acharya Shri Nemsagarji Maharaj came there knowing the miracles of idol. They looked the idol and decided that this was an ancient idol of Bhagwan Adinath, the first Teerthankar of Jains and convinced the villagers about the fact. Then a magnificent Digamber Jain temple was constructed there and this miraculous idol was installed with villager’s cooperation.

The main temple is Bhagwan Adinath’s Temple with principal deity Bhagwan Adinath’s ancient miraculous idol, Black in color in cross legged seating posture. Villagers of Bhatkuli have same faith in this idol as Jains have. So this Village is known as Bhatkuli Jain all over India.



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