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| Last Updated:: 20/09/2023







Kundalpur Siddha kshetra is a place full of natural attractive beauty and is filled with the miraculous idol of Bade Baba Bhagwan Adinath in sitting (Padmasana) posture. The statue is 15 feet in height and is a place of salvation of Antim Kevali Shridhar. Here are 63 temples of various types, among them the 22nd temple is famous for Bade Baba Bhagwan Rishabhdev, the principal deity and 49th is called Jal Mandir. It is an attractive temple situated in the middle of a pond called Vardhaman Sagar.







The colossal idol of Bade Baba and so many idols of Teerthankars placed here are believed to be installed between the 10th - 12th centuries. It is clear from the inscriptions on the idols that Kundalpur (Kundalgiri) was a famous teerth kshetra during the year 1554 A.D. There are 40 temples on hill and remaining 23 in the valley. Temples No. 41 to 47 are small in size while No. 48 to 60 are big temples with beautiful spires.






The warrior Bundelkhand Maharaj Chhatrasal succeeded in capturing his lost kingdom after he visited here to have the Darshan (Prayer – worship) of miraculous Bade Baba. Later, Maharaj Chhatrasal helped in the reconstruction of the temple. One Mughal Emperor tried to destroy Bade Baba during the invation here. When he struck on the thumb of the colossus, milk flooded out from the thumb and, at the same time, dense flocks of honey bees attacked the invaders and forced them to run away.




The main temple at Kundalpur is Bade Baba Adinath’s temple. The colossus is a piece of art rare in the world and two idols of Gomukha Yaksha and Chakreshwary Devi are carved in the back. On the both sides of Bade Baba idols of Bhagwan Parsvanath 12 feet in height are installed, really magnificent and artistic. So many other Teerthankar idols are also here installed in 10th to 12th centuries. Images of foot of Antim Shridhar Kevali are also installed in this temple who achieved salvation (Nirvan) from Kundalgiri.