Aharji, Madhya Pradesh

यह क्षेत्र मध्यप्रदेश के टीकमगढ़ जिले के अर्न्तगत बल्देवगढ़ रोड पर अहार तिगेला से ५ किलोमीटर मदन सागर सरोवर के पृष्ठ भाग में सुन्दर पर्वत मलो के बीच स्थित हैं यहाँ विक्रम संवत १२३७ की प्रतिष्ठित श्री १००८ भगवन शांतिनाथ की २१ फ़ुट की अखंड शिला में निर्मित अति मनोग्य प्रतिमा के साथ साथ त्रिकाल चौबीसी एवं विद्यमान २० तिर्थंकरो की रचना भारत में अद्वितीय हैं यह एतिहासिक, सांस्कृतिक एवं प्राचीन मूर्ति कला का अनुपम केंद्र हैं.

This tirth was known as Madaneshpur, Vasuharikpur and Nandanpur. This is the place of mirvana of the Omniscient Madankumar of the times of Bhagawan Mallinath. Perhaps that is the reason why this place is known as Madaneshpur. This is an ancient tirth in which there were many temples. Even today, their ruins are found on the hills nearby. Thirty-two castes of the Jain community, the names of disciples and grand-disciples of Bhattaraks and the names of disciples and grand-disciples of Arpyakas are mentioned in the manuscripts here. This idol was got installed by Sheth Ralhanji during the rule of King Madanvarma in the year 1237 of the Vikram era. The story goes that by the touch of this idol, the tin purchased by Shri Panashah, turned into silver. Even today, many miracles happen here. A fair is held here every year from the thirteenth to the fifteenth day of the bright half of the month of Magasar. Many faithful devotees participate in it.

Here’s main temple is Shri 1008 Shantinath Temple, this has the 18 feet high, very beautiful colossus of Lord Shantinath, the principal deity with two standing idols of Lord Kunthunath & Arahnath in both sides.

How to reach:

Road – Aharji stands on the road from Teekamgarh to Chhatarpur. Busses are available on every hour.
Train – Railway Station Lalitpur 83 km,  Jhansi 120 km,  Mauranipur 62 km
Airport – Khajuraho

Nearby Places:

Shri Papouraji 22 km
Shri Drongiri (Known as Laghu Sammed Shikhar) 56 km