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White colored idol of Bhagawan Adishvar in the Padmasana posture.
It is on the high Khandgiri hill at distance of 6 Kilometers from
The history of this tirth is believed to belong to the times of Adishvar.
The Vedic people called the people of this place, Anarya Karakandu; the
king of this place was a disciple of Bhagawan Parshvanath. He was a
staunch follower of the Jain religion. In olden times, this was called the
Kaling region. Many brave and strong Jain Kings ruled here. They inspired
unbroken faith and devotion to the Jain religion Bhagawan Parshvanath
often came here wandering about. There is a mention that the samavasarana
of Bhagawan Mahavir was set up here.
There are three other temples beside this.
of art and Sculpture:
The inscription of the Elephant Cave here is regarded to the be oldest of
all inscriptions. It has archaeological significance. It is nearly 2300
years old. A number of inscriptions and artistic idols carved in the caves
here are very fascinating and spectacular. The Udaygiri hill is just in
front of the Khandgiri hill. The ancient idols in the caves of both these
hills are hardly seen elsewhere.
The nearest railway station of Bhuvaneshvar is a distance of 6 kilometers.
The Khandgiri hill is about 37 meters high and the Udaygirihill is about
33 meters high. It is easy to ascend the hills. Bus services and private
vehicles are available. Boarding and lodging provisions are there at the foot
of the hills.
Khandigiri - Udaygiri Jain Digambar Siddhakshetra Karyalaya, Khandgiri,
Bhuvanashver, Dist. : Puri, State : Orissa, India.