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Shri Chamatkar JI
Shri Chamatkar JI
Shri Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Chamatkarji Place & Post – Aalampur, District – Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan) Pin – 322021 Phone 07462-233816, 235520
The Shri Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Chamatkarji is situated in the historic city – Sawai Madhopur of Rajasthan, which is surrounded by beautiful hills of Arawali Mountain Range. World famous ‘Tiger Century’ & ‘Ganesh Temple’ of ‘Ranthambhore’ is simply 15 km ahead from Sawai Madhopur. At Chamatkarji Atishaya Kshetra, a 6 inches high miraculous idol of Bhagwan Adinath in Padmasana posture is installed in a beautiful altar. Due to the miracles of this small idol, the name of this Kshetra was kept Chamatkarji (Chamatkar – miracles).
On the day – ‘Bhadrapad Krishna – 1’ of V.S. 1889, a dream was seen by a farmer wherein he was informed about the place where his plough had stopped on its own while ploughing. He was asked to dig there where he will see the God. Next day he went to the exact place with his family and started digging carefully. After digging for some time he saw the part of idol shining like mirror in the day light. Then very carefully he removed the soil and saw the idol of Bhagwan Adinath. He took out the idol from the ground when sound of ‘Jai – Jai’ was heard from the sky and shower of saffron was also seen. As this news spread, people started to cominf from far and near places. Later, it was decided to install the idol in a temple of Sawaimadhopur city. The farmer who had dug that idol from the ground, saw a dream a night before the idol was being taken to Sawai Madhopur. In the dream some one was saying to him that God will not go anywhere, God will stay there, temple will be built in his villageonly . Next day a chariot was prepared wherein the idol was placed, but the chariot did not move from there despite repeated efforts by the villagers. A decision was taken to build a magnificent temple at that place. Within in a short period of time, a huge magnificent and artistic temple was constructed, beautiful spire was built on the top of sanctum. That miraculous idol was installed in the temple and an umbrella has been constructed at the place where idol was recovered from earth. Foot images are installed under this umbrella. Since the time of appearance of this idol, so many miracles have taken place here, that this Kshetra was called ‘Chamatkarji’. Many people come here to get their desires materialized. Some devotees have constructed umbrellas on the roof of temple after fulfillment of their desires / removal of troubles.
It is said that once, a Nazim was there in Sawai Madhopur named – “Nasaruddin”. He was dismissed from his post for some reason. While returning to his home Nasaruddin went to the temple for Darshan and prayed that if he is again regularized on his post he will construct an umbrella on the main gate of temple. After Darshan of Bhagwan he reached to railway station. At station he was informed that he was reappointed on his post. He again came to the temple, prayed before the idol of Chamatkarji – bhagwan Adinath and joined the duty. After some time he constructed a beautiful umbrella on the main gate of temple made of red stone.
It is also said that another Nazim named – “Safaruddin” was suffering from a serious disease and no medicine was giving him any relief. When he learned about the miracles of Chamatkarji, he also came there and prayed that if he get cured from the disease, he will construct umbrellas on all the four corners of the temple. Due to the miracles of Chamatkarji, with in a short period he became free from that disease. Then according to his promise, he constructed attractive artistic umbrellas on all the four corners of the temple. These are still enhancing the beauty of the temple.
There are two altars in the temple. In the front altar, principal deity Bhagwan Padmaprabhu’s idol in seating posture is installed, that is 1 feet & 3 inch high made of dark red stone & was reverenced in V. S. 1546. Other artistic idols of Bhagwan Chandraprabhu, Panch Balyati and other Teerthankaras are also worth seeing here. In the back there is second altar where Shri Chamatkarji’s idol is installed. Other ancient idols are also installed here.