About Chanderi

Khandargiri,ChanderiAbout 2 kilometres south of town, on the Ramnagar road is the Khandargiri temple complex which is a popular pilgrimage site for the Jains. The most impressive part of the centre is the towering statue of the first Jain Tirthankara Rishabhnath, also known as Adinath. Carved on the surface of the hillock, the statue is a striking 45 feet in height and has a powerful presence.

Besides this statue, the hillside has been carved with images of the other Tirthankaras as well, but on a smaller scale. Also, there are two caves which have been carved into the rock face. Within these caves too, inscribed statues of the Tirthankaras can be found. The inscriptions reveal that the earliest among these sculptures is over seven hundred years old.

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