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Khandargiri

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Khandargiri

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Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Khandargiri Place & Post – Chanderi, Dist. – Ashok Nagar (M.P.) Pin – 473446 Phone 07547 – 243118


Khandargiri is at a distance of just one km from historic city Chanderi of Dist. Guna situated in hilly area. Here are six caves in hills with many idols of Teerthankars. In Cave No. 2 a forty five high standing statue of Lord Adinath is very attractive and miraculous. These idols are carved by cutting rocks of hills, completed during 13th to 16th century. These hills are a part of the Vindhyachal Mountain range. This place is also famous for its religious training given to the jain disciples. It is not very much clear as to how old these caves and carvings are, and they could be much older than the general belief. The oldest dated cave is Cave 6, In this cave inscription in Sanskrit and Nagri script can still be found underneath each idol. An inscription dating back to 1236 A.D. can be read. Inscriptions telling of a Dharm Kirti 1645 A.D., Padam Kriti 1683 A.D., Lalit Kirti 1711 A.D.