Shri Shantinath Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Sinhoniyaji
Place & Post – Sinhoniya,
Dist. – Murena (M.P.)
Pin – 476557
Sinhoniya is an ancient city established by ancestors of King Surajsen, the founder of Gwalior City, 2000 years ago. The king had sound faith in Jain Dharma. He constructed a big Jain Temple in Gwalior Fort and a temple in Sinhoniya. It is said that there were 11 Jain Temples at Sinhoniya built by Jaiswal Jains in 4th – 5th century. This city was under the influence of Jains up to 10th century.
Later on this place was ruined by Muslim invaders. Temples & idols were destroyed during the invasion.
About seventy five years ago, a celibate Shri Gumani Ramji dreamed one night that several idols are hidden under a hillock.
Accordingly he searched the exact spot the next morning and dug there. He got three standing idols of Bhagwan Shantinath 16 feet, Kunthunath 10 feet & Arahnath 10 feet. As the news spread, devotees started to come there to see the idols and offer their prayers. After some time a magnificent temple was built there, the three idols are still standing at the same place where they were found from the earth.
So many idols are still found here & there at Sinhoniya, many idols are displayed in museum in the temple.
It is said that by simply viewing the Kshetra, the devotees feel eternal peace & joy, their desires get materialized. While any person or animal fell ill in nearby area, people promise something about Kshetra and their illness disappear.
Once an oilman denied to place Jain idols in the Jain Temple, thereafter, speedy rain of stones started at his home automatically and that was only stopped in next morning when he rushed to Jain Temple with idols to place there.
It is said that Dev from heaven visit this temple as observed by villagers while they come here for worship of Bhagwan Shantinath & others.
Atishaya Kshetra is simply 1 km ahead from Sinhoniya Village. A Dharmshala is constructed in three sides of temple. Temple is situated in a field. There is a single hall in temple where idol of Bhagwan Shantinath in standing posture have been installed. Eighteen idols of other Teerthankars are also here recovered from nearby areas.