History of Kumbhoj Bahubali Maharashtra India
About 250 years ago an ascetic Saint Shri Bahubali Maharaj lived here.
People believe that due to his spiritual presence no wild animals attack the pilgrims visiting the temple.
After the death of the saint Bahubali, many great spiritual Jain Munis have touched their feet here to bless the devout followers of Jainism.
Now it has became one of the most famous Jain pilgrimage place. Jain people believe it to be an Atishaya Kshetra – a place of miracles
Kumbhoj an ancient city located 8 kms away from Hatkanangale town in Kolhapur.
Just 2 kms from Kumbhoj a 28 – feet tall monolith statue of Bahubali in standing posture is installed in 1963 on a top of the hill which can be seen kilometers away from the hill.
Once you reach on the hill, you will seen many Digambar Jain Temples around.
- Lord Bahubali
- Lord Shantinath
- Lord Chandaprabhu
- Lord Adinath Digambar
- And a Column of Dignity.
As you descend the hill, you will be able to see Fourteen models of Siddha Khetras and Tirthankar Nirwaan locations.
Whereas on the back side of this idol you will be able to see the models of Gajpantha, Taranga, Mangitungi,Sonagiri and Pavagiri sidha kshetra.
On the right hand side, look at the big Kailash Parvat model with Seventy two temple models [Made from cement and stone]. In the front side, see the Girnarji depicting Prince Neminath ‘Viaragya’ event.
On the left hand side, you can see Sammeed Shikharji with all the ‘tonks’, and eight more smaller models depicting the other Siddha Khetra’s.
Once you reach foothills, on the right hand side you can visit Mahaveer Digmabar Jain ‘Jal Mandir’ temple. And on the left hand side, you can visit ‘Ratnatrya’ Digambar Jain temple.
While you move further down, there are many more Digambar Jain Temples such as Samavshran Temple, Bahubali Temple, Sahastrakut Temple, Manastambha, Acharya Shantisagar and Acharya Samatbhadra Memorials.
Many camps and classes are held all the year round at Swadhyay Bhavan. It is located at the foothills of Kumbhoj. The Dharamsala also serves simple but delicious and nutritious food to the pilgrims.
[Please note that evening closing time for dinner is 7 PM]
Temple Timings :
6 AM to 9 PM
[Tip : Do not go to the hill temple in the mid day time, summer season the steps become too HOT to tolerate, so go early morning or late evening]
- Fair on Kartika Poornima (Annual Function),
- Starting day celebrations of the Organization on Asharh Shukla Dwitiya (2nd)
How to reach:
- Located on Kolhapur to Sangli highway.
- Take a left turn from Hatkalagne ST Stand, from where Kumbhoj is about 6 kms
- by ST :
Hathkanangale ST Stand – 6 kms Kolhapur ST Stand – 30 kms
Go upto Hathkanangale town by ST bus or jeep
How to reach from Mumbai & Pune
Mumbai – Pune – Satara – Karad – Vathar – Pethvadgaon – Bahubali
- Nearest Railway Station
Hathkanangale – 6 kms Kolhapur – 30 kms miraz – 35 kms
- Jatwara Jaingiri – 25 kms
- Kachner – 65 kms
- Kunthalgiri – 240 kms
- Paithan – 80 kms
Stay / Hotels / Dharmashala
- Dharmashala – Samantbhadra Nilay, [Reservation Phone No. 0230-2584422]
10 Rooms with attached toilet & bath
3 Rooms Guest House
Bhojanshala facility available.
Items like Utensils, Bed etc are available.
- Other 17 Jain Hotels are available in vicinity.
Shri Bahubal Brahmacharyashram and Bahubali Vidhyapeeth Atishay Kshetra Bahubali(Kumbhoj)
Post – Bahubali Tehsil – Hathkanangale
District – Kolhapur (Maharashtra)
Pincode – 416110
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