Shantinath Jain Teerth

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Shantinath Jain Teerth
Shri 1008 Shantinath Jain Teerth
Shri 1008 Shantinath Jain Teerth
FestivalsMahavir Jayanti, Mahamastakabhisheka
Governing bodyTrustees
LocationIndapur, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Shantinath Jain Teerth is located in Maharashtra
Shantinath Jain Teerth
Location within Maharashtra
Geographic coordinates18°07′25.9″N 75°01′03.5″E / 18.123861°N 75.017639°E / 18.123861; 75.017639Coordinates: 18°07′25.9″N 75°01′03.5″E / 18.123861°N 75.017639°E / 18.123861; 75.017639
CreatorDr. Shrenik Shaha
& colleagues
Date established10 May 2011

Shri 1008 Shantinath Digambar Jain Mandir is located in Indapur, District Pune in Maharashtra. This is the new south pattern temple. The main attraction of this temple is 27 feet tall granite idol of Shri 1008 Munisuvrata Bhagwan. The temple is golden in colour. So it is now called as Golden Temple.[1]


31 feet South Pattern Shikhar


It is built in South Indian pattern with 31 feet height. It is quadrangular shaped and painted in golden yellow colour. It is made up of RCC by artists from Mahabalipuram. In the shikhar idol of Shree 1008 Mahaveer bhagwan made from Brass is placed. Shikhar is the model from shikhar of MelSitamur in Tamil Nadu.

21 Inch Shri 1008 Mahaveer Bhagwan created in metal


It is the main part where Jain Idols are kept in a temple. Vedi is having upper arch like Parikar with carvings of jain gods on it and lower rectangular base called as Cutney. It is totally made up of superwhitewhite marble. It is made by Tilak Marbles from Kishangarh in Rajasthan. It is carved with the lions and elephants. There are also the Yaksha and Yakshini of Shri 1008 Shantinath Bhagwan on the both sides of the vedi. There are Ashtamangal and Astapratiharya carved on cutney. The 16 Dreams of Teerthankar's mother are also created on it. It indicates the birth events of the teerthankara. The carvings are painted in various colors so that it has got a different look. Also there are 3 more vedi's present in the temple :

  • Manibhadra Kshetrapal Maharaj : He is known as Yaksha : The Protector.
  • Padmavati Devi : She is called as Yakshini.
  • Saraswati Devi : She is the god of Knowledge. She is having Jinvani : a jain book in her hand. She is situated on Lotus behind the Peacock.

Jain idols[edit]

  • Shri 1008 Shantinath Bhagwan. It is made in superwhite Marble.[2]
  • Shri 1008 Vasupujya Bhagwan. It ismade in Red stone.[3]
  • Shri 1008 Parshwanath Bhagwan. It is made superwhite Marble stone.[4][5]
  • Shri 1008 Mahaveer Bhagwan. It is made in Brass and Copper metal.[6]
  • Shri 1008 Munisuvratnath Bhagwan. It is made in Granite Stone.[3]


It is present in front of the temple. It is 31 feet high made in Albetta marble from Makrana in Rajasthan. It is the symbol of Humbleness in Jain philosophy. It kills the Ahankaar of the devotees as soon as they see the Manastambha they become humble.[7]

Munisuvratnath Bhagwan[edit]

Shri 1008 Munisuvratnath Bhagwan 27 feet statue

Shri 1008 Munisuvratnath Bhagwan is the 20th Tirthankar in Jain religion. He is considered as god of Shani Graha or Saturn. In Indapur 27 feet of idol is made in Granite Stone like Shravana Belgola in Karnataka and erected outside the temple. It is present over 20 feet of base. It is the main attraction of this religious place. The stone is brought from place near Bangalore and created by artists from Jaipur in Rajasthan. The carving is completed in 2 years . It is weighing 30 ton. It is erected with the help of two large crains. Every year Jain community in Indapur organizes Rathotsava & Mahamastakabhisheka of Munisuvrata idol.

Chief body[edit]

  • President : Dr.Shrenik Shaha.
  • Vastushastri : Narendrakumar Badjatya. He is editor of two books written by Achary Shri 108 Devnandiji Maharaj namely Vastu Chintamani and Dev Shilp.[8][9]
  • Engineer : Sagar Doshi.
  • Architect : Chandragupta Shah.
  • Young President : Sushrut Shaha.


Shri 1008 Shantinath Digambar Jain Mandir Trustees

There are total 19 trustees

  • Dr. Shrenik Shaha - President
  • Sagar Doshi and Shirin Doshi
  • Ravindra Chankeshwara and Sunil Doshi
  • Bharat Dobhada and Sanjeev Vora
  • Chandrashekhar Doshi and Sandeep Shaha
  • Arun Doshi and Sajan Chankeshwara
  • Nitin Shah and Arvind Gandhi
  • Nilesh Modase and Mahaveer Shaha
  • Sukumar Gandhi and Prashant Shah
  • Neeraj Shah and Sharad Shah
  • Dr.Anang Mehta and Sushrut Shaha

Young Brigade[edit]

  • Nikhil Doshi and Pritam Doshi
  • Swapnil Shah and Utkarsh Doshi
  • Piyush Shah and Sayyam Shah
  • Darshan Shah & Shraman Shah
  • Susmita Shah and Aishwarya Doshi
  • Shravika Shah and Priyanka Shah
  • Vaishali Shah and Sanika Shah

Future plans[edit]

  • Mahamastakabhishek : Like Mahamastakabhishek of Bahubali Bhagwan in karnataka is held every 12 years, we used to organise it each year. It can be done by donating 500/- Rs. per year.
  • Shashwat Pooja : It is the pooja of god done every year with the family of person donating. It can be done by donating 1100/- Rs. It is performed for lifetime and is for whole family.
  • Tyagi Nivaas : for staying Jain Saints. It can be donated by paying 1,51,000/- Rs.
  • Charitable Hospital : To give free treatment to Jains, poor and needy patients.
  • Jain Library.


Indapur city is in Pune district in Maharashtra, India. It is 135 km from Pune, 110 km from Solapur, 60 km from Pandharpur,300 km from Mumbai, 1400 km from Delhi.


Religious organizations[edit]

The Dakshin Bharat Jain Sabha is a religious and social service organization of the Jains of South India. The organization is headquartered at Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India.[10] The association is credited with being one of the first Jain associations to start reform movements among the Jains in modern India.[11][12] The organization mainly seeks to represent the interests of the native Jains of Maharashtra (Marathi Jains), Karnataka (Kannada Jains) and Goa.

Photo gallery[edit]

Mahamastakabhishek 2012[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Jainism in Maharashtra
  • Ujjani Dam : It is one of the largest dam in Maharashtra. It is 12 km away.[13]
  • Tuljapur : It is place known for Tulajabhavani Mata Mandir. It is 120 km away.
  • Akkalkot : It is place known for saint Swami Samarth. It is 170 km away.
  • Pandharpur : It is place known for Vitthal in Varkari samaj. It is 60 away.[14]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Article published on 11 May 2011 in Sakal
  2. ^ Helen, Johnson (2009) [1931]. Muni Samvegayashvijay Maharaj (ed.). Trisastiśalākāpurusacaritra of Hemacandra: The Jain Saga. Part II. Baroda: Oriental Institute. ISBN 978-81-908157-0-3. p.186
  3. ^ a b Tukol, T. K. (1980). Compendium of Jainism. Dharwad: University of Karnataka. p.31
  4. ^ "Parshvanatha". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 2007. Retrieved 22 October 2007.
  5. ^ Bowker, John (2000). "Parsva". The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 22 October 2007.
  6. ^ Jain, Kailash Chand (1991). Lord Mahāvīra and his times, Lala S. L. Jain Research Series. Motilal Banarsidass. p. 59. ISBN 81-208-0805-3.
  7. ^ The Brahmadeva Pillars. An Inquiry into the Origin and Nature of the Brahmadeva Worship among the Digambara Jains, S. Settar , Artibus Asiae, Vol. 33, No. 1/2 (1971), pp. 17-38
  8. ^ Dev Shilp, page 27
  9. ^ Vastu Chintamani, page 12
  10. ^ People of India: Maharashtra - Kumar Suresh Singh - Google Books. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  11. ^ The Assembly of Listeners: Jains in Society - Google Books. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  12. ^ A World Religions Reader - Google Books. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  13. ^ "National Register of Large Dams 2009" (PDF). Maharashtra: Ujjini Dam. Central water Commission, Government of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  14. ^ Pandharpur on Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia