| Tirth | Historicity
| Other Temples | Works of art and Sculpture | Guidelines | Trust
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Mulnayak: Nearly 550 cms. high, light-rose-colored idol of
Bhagawan Shantinath in the Kayotsarga posture.
Tirth: It is among the hills near the Ahar village.
Historicity: 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.
Other Temples: There are seven other temples in the compound of this temple.
Works of art and Sculpture: This idol is beautiful and artistic. At the first
sight, it seems to be made of emeralds. The measuring pillar made from a single slab of
stone, is worth seeing. It belongs to the tenth century. Near this tirth the five
kilometers long hill of MadaneshSagar is really very very beautiful and spectacular.
Guidelines: Lalitpur, the nearest railway station is at a
distance of 83 kilometers and Tikamgadh is at a distance of 24 kilometers. Bus service and
private vehicles are available. Boarding and loding provisions are there.
Trust: Shri Digambar Jain Siddhakshetra Aharji, Aharji,
Dist - Tikamgadh State : Madhya Pradesh, India.