9 June 2018

Shri 1008 Mahavir Swami Digambar Jain Temple, Dahigaon!!!

On our way back from Pandharpur, we had planned our visit to Dahigaon and booked our Flamingo watch at Bhigwan. Dahigaon is a very small village in Solapur district, which is known for 200 year old Shri 1008 Mahavir Swami Digambar Jain Temple. Been one of the oldest Jain temples in this area, the temple has 5.5ft high idol of Bhagwan Mahaveer, and 18ft high idol of Bhagwan Bahubali. Best thing about this temple is the basement, with stone cave like structure which appears to be of ages. We have always heard about the threat Jain community and the temples have been facing, and might be it was one of those reasons for idols to be placed at the basement to avoid the destruction. You can't even guess there is a basement in the temple until you are told. The basement has idols of 20 thirthankaras of Videha Kshetra which are 4.4ft high, 9ft Adhinath Bhagwan and many small idols, which count upto 50 numbers.
Jain Temple, Maharashtra, Dahigaon, Sholapur, Shri 1008 Mahavir Swami Digambar Jain Temple

Jain Temple, Maharashtra, Dahigaon, Sholapur, Shri 1008 Mahavir Swami Digambar Jain Temple

Jain Temple, Maharashtra, Dahigaon, Sholapur, Shri 1008 Mahavir Swami Digambar Jain Temple

Jain Temple, Maharashtra, Dahigaon, Sholapur, Shri 1008 Mahavir Swami Digambar Jain Temple

Jain Temple, Maharashtra, Dahigaon, Sholapur, Shri 1008 Mahavir Swami Digambar Jain Temple
The temple is really auspicious and idols are so different from the regular jain idols. You can feel the calmness and serenity when you are inside the temple premises. There is Jain Dharamshala and Bhojanshala near the temple. But you need to intimate prior at the Bhojanshala to have food.

Dahigaon is around 150km from Pune and Sholapur. Its 35km from Baramati and Phaltan, there are many jain families in Baramati and Phaltan and also temples. Every year many jain muni maharaj ji visit and stay during chathurmas at Baramati, Phaltan and Dahigaon. 

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