Bahubali Teerthakshetra

Kumbhoj Bahubali is a significant religious site dedicated to Lord Bahubali, located in the ancient city of Kumbhoj ;  where the ascetic saint Shri Bahubali Maharaj is believed to have lived approximately 250 years ago. Bahulbali temple was developed in the year 1935 where worshippers still throng in large numbers to get blessings of 24 tirthankaras and was named after a sage who successfully meditated for 300 years. Situated on Kolhapur to Sangli highway which is around 25kms from Kohlapur in Maharashtra, this beautiful jain temple is one of the most peaceful temples in the entire Maharashtra. The scene of the farms, hills and the surrounding natural beauty is also simply a stress buster.

The main temple has a grand idol of Bhagwan Bahubali. It is situated on about 50 steps up and placed on a 28 feet high promontory. A very beautiful colossus of marble of Lord 1008 Shri Bahubali ,28 Feet in Height, is installed here near the hill in 1963.  Kumbhoj Bahubali is considered an Atishaya Kshetra, which means it is a place associated with miracles or supernatural occurrences. It is a place of religious and spiritual importance for followers of Jainism.

In addition to the main Bahubali Temple, there are several other temples dedicated to deities like Jal Mandir, Ratnatraya Temple, Shantinath Temple, Chandaprabhu Temple, Adinath Temple, and Samavsharan Mandir. There is Dharamshala (a guesthouse ) on the premises that provides modern facilities for pilgrims and visitors.  Every 12 years, the Mahamastakabhisheka ceremony takes place at Kumbhoj Bahubali. This is a significant Jain religious event that lasts for seven continuous days and attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the country. During this event, the Bahubali statue is anointed with various sacred substances.  It is open to visitors from 6 AM to 9 PM.

How to reach here:

From Mumbai it is 410 km.by NH 48 requires 9 – 10 hrs to reach. From Kolhapur it is 30 km. requires 2 hrs. by road.

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