Lord Parshwanath is the main deity in the Digambar Jain Temple at Pateriya. It is about 7 feet high and is in padmasana posture. The temple is about 200 years old. It was built by Seth Radha Kishanjun Shah by the earnings of one day in the business of Cotton in V.S. 1839. The installation ceremony of this temple was organized under the graceful patronage of Garha Kota’s that time ruler Shri Harisinghjudeo Bundela that was motivated by the precept of Bhattarak Mahendrakeertiji.
It is said that in that function, Ghee became short for food, then by the order of Bhattarakji, the water of the nearby pond was used in place of Ghee. This pond beside the Jain temple is known as Atishaya Kund. It is said that prayers & worship on the first Sunday of every month are helpful for the fulfillment of various desires of pilgrims.
A pillar found in this Digambar Jain temple at Pateriya is said to be miraculous and is believed to remove various types of Malaria. It is further believed that this pillar was powered by the spells of Bhattarak Mahendrakeertiji.
Pateriya is located at a distance of 51 Kms from the district centre Sagar and 219 Kms from Bhopal the capital of Madhya Pradesh.