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MANGI-TUNGI is a prominent twin-pinnacled peak with plateau in between, located near Tahrabad about 125 km from Nasik , Maharashtra
Maharashtra
, India
India
. Mangi, 4,343 ft (1,324 m) high above sea level, is the western pinnacle and Tungi, 4,366 ft (1,331 m) high, the eastern. Mangi-Tungi is only 100 km away from Dhule , a well known city and district place in North Maharashtra
Maharashtra
(Khandesh).

CONTENTS

* 1 Overview * 2 Mangi Giri * 3 Tungi Giri * 4 Beliefs of Jainism
Jainism
* 5 108 ft Jain
Jain
Idol of Rishabhdev Bhagwan * 6 Jain
Jain
Caves

* 7 Jain
Jain
Temples

* 7.1 Mangi giri hill * 7.2 Tungi giri hill * 7.3 At foothill

* 8 Religious organizations * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links

OVERVIEW

There are numerous temples and is considered sacred in Jainism
Jainism
. It enshrines images of Tirthankaras in several postures including Padmasana and kayotsarga. Sometimes, it is described as Siddha Kshetra, meaning a gateway to the state of enlightenment. 108 feet Rishabdev Bhagwan at Mangi Tungi

Around 3,500 (7,000 Up & Down) steps lead to the foot of the peak, which is enriched with several monuments of historical and religious prominence. Besides, there are numerous caves named after great Tirthankaras such as Mahavira
Mahavira
, Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
, Shantinatha
Shantinatha
and Parshvanatha
Parshvanatha
. A grand fair is held here annually during Kartik (September–October) where people visit in large numbers to witness festival.

There are many inscriptions on idols, most of them are not clear due to deterioration with time. Many idol installed in 595 CE(V.S. 651) are here. Many inscriptions on rocks of the Adinatha and Shantinatha caves here are in Sanskrit
Sanskrit
Language.

In February 2016, The Statue of Ahimsa
Statue of Ahimsa
, an 108 ft idol carved in monolithic stone was consecrated here. It is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest Jain
Jain
idol in the world.

MANGI GIRI

There are seven old temples on this hill and many images of 'charanas' (feet) of saints are installed here. There is pond named Krishna
Krishna
Kund, which is said to be a witness of the last days of Lord Krishna. According to texts, elder brother of lord Krishna
Krishna
, Balram also practiced salvation and achieved fifth heaven. Here is a Cave named Balbhadra Cave where idols of Balram and many others are installed....

TUNGI GIRI

There are five temples on it. There are two caves named on Bhagwan Chandraprabhu, the 8th Tirthankara, and other is Ram Chandra Cave. Ancient idols of Hanuman, Gava, Gavaksha, Neel etc. are here. In one cave there is an idol of Ram’s chief of army Kritantvakra in the stage of ascetic saint. On the path between Mangi & Tungi Hills, there are two Caves of Shuddha "> Sunrise above Tungi Peak

(i) LORD PARSHVANATH JAIN TEMPLE : Main idol of this temple is a 3.8 feet idol Lord Parshvanath in padmasan posture, installed in 1858(V.S. 1915). There is samavsharan temple and in this temple 12 idols are made in stone and 33 idols are made in metal.

(ii) LORD ADINATH TEMPLE : Main idol of this temple is a 2.5 feet idol of Lord Adinath in padmasan posture. On left side of the idol is a 2.1 feet tall idols of Lord Vimalnath and on right side is an idol of Chandraprabhu in padmsan posture.

(iii) LORD PARSHVANATH TEMPLE : Main idol is a 3.6 feet idol of Lord Parshvanath in padmasan posture, installed in 1813(V.S. 1870).

(iv) SAHATRAKOOT LOTUS TEMPLE AND GARDEN : This temple has 1008 Idols.

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

Main article: Dakshin Bharat Jain
Jain
Sabha

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

Bhagwan Shri Rishabdev 108 feet Vishalkay Digamber Jain
Jain
Murti Nirman committee is the main organization responsible for construction of 108 feet tall statue of Lord Rishabhdev at Mangi Tungi. The trust is now constructing Nav Grahe Mandir at the foothills of Mangi Tungi. Its Panchkalyanak is going on from 1 to 6 February 2017. Statue Of Ahimsa

SEE ALSO

* List of forts in Maharashtra
Maharashtra
* Statue of Ahimsa
Statue of Ahimsa

REFERENCES

* ^ Botekar, Abhilash (4 December 2015), "70-crore plan for idol installation at Mangi-Tungi", The Times of India
India
, Nashik
Nashik
, TNN * ^ "108-feet Jain
Jain
Teerthankar idol enters "Guinness book of records"", The Hindu
The Hindu
, Nashik
Nashik
, 7 March 2016 * ^ "Mangi Tungi Temple". Archived from the original on 1 October 2013. * ^ Balajiwale, Vishal (11 February 2016), "World\'s tallest idol of Jain
Jain
teerthankar Lord Rishabhdeva to be sanctified", DNA
DNA
, Nashik
Nashik
* ^ "Mangi Tungi.org". * ^ http://jain.org.in/tirth-Mangi%20Tungi,Maharashtra.html * ^ http://www.digambarjainonline.com/pilgri/mangitungi.htm * ^ http://mangitungi.org/CavesNTemples.aspx * ^ http://mangitungi.org/Home.aspx * ^ http://mangitungi.org/CavesNTemples.aspx * ^ http://mangitungi.org/CavesNTemples.aspx * ^ http://mangitungi.org/CavesNTemples.aspx * ^ http://mangitungi.org/Home.aspx * ^ People of India: Maharashtra
Maharashtra
- Kumar Suresh Singh - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2013-01-30. * ^ The Assembly of Listeners: Jains in Society - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2013-01-30. * ^ A World Religions Reader - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2013-01-30.

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