Shri Digambar Jain Savodaya Tirth Amarkantak
Teh: Pushprajpur, Dist: Anuppur, Chhattisgarh 484 886
Phone nos: 07629 269450, 269550
Nearest cities: Pendra Rd. 30 km, Jabalpur 335 km, Anuppur 70 km, Bilaspur 110 km.
Amarkantak which was earlier in the state of Madhya Pradesh is now in Chhattisgarh. Amarkantak is a sacred place for the Hindu devotees. Rivers like Narmada, Sone and Johilla start from this very place.
There are five temples in the area. These are in Amarkantak, Chachai, Jethari, Bijuri and Kotma. The whole area is surrounded by hills and lush green forests. This place is also the meeting point of Vindhya and Satpura mountain range.
The new Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple is being built at Amarkantak, similar to the Aksharadhama temple of Gujarat which is spread over an area of 4 acres. The ashtadathu idol of Bhagawan Adinatha measuring about 24 ft in height and weighing 28,000 kilograms will be installed on the Kamala Simhasan made of ashtadathu weighing around 24,000 kilograms. It is the world’s biggest ashtadathu Jain idol of Bhagawan Adinatha.