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Kundalpur Siddha Kshetra, Kundalgiri
One of the Jain temples at Kundalpur
Shown within Madhya Pradesh
Basic information
Location Damoh, Madhya Pradesh
Geographic coordinates 23°59′06″N 79°43′12″E / 23.984944°N 79.719957°E / 23.984944; 79.719957Coordinates: 23°59′06″N 79°43′12″E / 23.984944°N 79.719957°E / 23.984944; 79.719957
Affiliation Jainism
Deity Rishabhanatha
Festivals Mahavir Jayanti
Governing body Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Kundalgiri Prabandhakarini Samiti
Date established 10th century
Temple(s) 63

Kundalpur is a town located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, 35 km from the city of Damoh. It is a historical pilgrimage site for Jains in India.


Kundalpur has a large image of Rishabhanatha (also known as Bade Baba). The image is in sitting (Padmasana) posture and is 15 feet in height.[1] This is also the place of salvation of Antim Kevali Shridhar Kevali.[2]

There are 63 temples of various types. Among them 22nd temple is famous for Bade Baba Bhagwan Adinath the principal deity. This is the oldest temple at Kundalpur. According to an inscription[3] of Vikram Samvat 1757, the temple was re-discovered by Bhattaraka Surendrakirti of Mulasangha-Balatkaragana-Sarasvati Gachchha and was rebuilt from ruins by his disciple, with assistance from Bundela ruler Chhatrasal.[4] A temple called Jal Mandir is situated in the middle of the pond Vardhaman Sagar.

Acharya Vidyasagar has been the main source of inspiration for the construction, development and renovation of the main temple and various structures at Kundalpur. He is often referred to as Chhote baba also by his disciples.


The place is located at Kundalgiri, Kundalpur, Damoh district, Madhya Pradesh. The management is taken care by Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Kundalgiri Prabandhakarini Samiti, Kundalpur, Damoh dist., M.P. Nearby cities include Damoh (35 km), Sagar (113 km), Jabalpur (143 km).

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  1. ^ Shri Digamber Jain Siddha Kshetra Kundalgiri, The Jaina Gazette, Vol. XLV, Number 9, September 1948, p. 94, http://www.herenow4u.net/index.php?id=77613
  2. ^ Jagannmohanlal Shastri, Anekanta, December 1967, page. 194.
  3. ^ Y.K. Malaiya, "Kundalpur's Past Three Centuries," Arhat Vacan, Vol. 13, no. 3-4, 2001 pp. 5-13
  4. ^ Thakurdas Bhagavandas Javeri, Bharatvarshiya Digambar Jain Directory, 1914

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