Mangi Tungi is a twin pinnacled mountain with plateau in between in the Satana talu of Nashik District. These are named after two sisters Mangi and Tungi.
Philosophical Importance – As Per Jain Philosophy Mangi Tungi is a siddha kshetra, i.e. place of salvation. As per Jain legends Ram, Hanuman, Sugriva, Nal, Neel, Mahaneel, Gava, Gavaksha and others along with 99 crores Jain ascetics attained salvation from here.
In addition to the two hills eight Digambar Jain temples constructed over the past 100 to 150 years are also seen.
A huge 108 feet monolithic statue of Tirthankar Adinath is also installed On the hill.
Mangi Hill – Mangi is at a height of 4443 feet and We can find 6 caves on the Mangi hill. The route from the archway that directs to the left leads to Mangi or Mangi Giri. The Mangi Pinnacle is not very high as compared to Tungi. Seven old Digambar Jain temples and many carvings of charanas/feet impressions of Jain ascetics are seen here. Along the base of the pinnacle are 356 carvings of Mahavir, Adinath, Parshvanath, Lord Hanuman, Bali, Sugreeva, etc. There is also a temple of Mangigiri here. A pond named Krishna Kund is situated here which is believed to have been a witness of the last days of Lord Krishna. According to texts, Balarama had also practiced salvation here and achieved the fifth heaven.
- Caves on Mangi Hill – There are 7 caves on Mangi Hill their details are as below.
- Mahavir Digambar Jain Cave – This cave has the idol of Tirthankar Mahavir as the main deity. It is about 3 feet 3 inches high. To its left are found four Jain Tirthankar idols. These are embedded to the wall. In a seperate wall to its left are embedded two Jain Tirthankar idols one below the other. Outside this cave towards its left are engraved a group of 10 Tirthankar carvings on the rock.
- Adinath Digambar Jain Cave (Cave No 6) – This cave has the idol of Tirthankar Adinath as the main deity. It is about 4 feet 6 inches high. Carvings of about 20 plus Jain idols in Padmasana and Kayotsarga posture are seen along the walls of this cave. Lord Parshvanath is in the middle of this temple. Two tirthankars sculptures in sitting posture and two in standing posture are also there. Another 28 idols have also been carved here in addition to from seven more idols in sitting posture on the wall. Also are seen the idols of Anantha Muni and Chandra Muni.
- Cave No. 7 – A Nandishwara idol with Jina idols on all the four directions are installed here. and four are on the sides of the wall.
- Kutantavakra Muni’s Idol – An idol of Kutantavakra Muni in Kayotsarga with Pinchi in the left hand and Japamala in the right hand is also seen.
- Shanthinath Digambar Jain Caves (Cave No. 8) – This cave has the idol of Tirthankar Shantinath as the main deity. It is about 3 feet 6 inches high. There are twenty idols and seven jain saints sculptures. On the outer side of the cave’s wall there are seven sculptures and four Jain saints sculptures installed.
- Cave No. 9 – This cave has As many as 47 idols are on three side and in the middle of this cave there is Lord Parshvanath installed (2.10 feet in hight). 13 jain saints are also seen on the cave’s wall. On the hill’s wall there are 24 tirthankar’s sculpture and foot images of jain saints who get salvation from this hill.
Tungi Hill – Tungi is at a height of 4366 feet above the sea level and we can find 2 caves on Tungi hill. Tungi Giri hill has five Jain temples and two caves.
- Chandraprabha Digambar Jain Cave – This cave has the 3 feet 3 inches high idol of Tirthankar Mahavir as the main deity. There are another 15 idols out of which, seven idols are 2.1 feet in height and 8 idols are 1.3 feet in height. All are in sitting posture except 2 sculptures in standing posture 10 inches in height carved on cave’s wall.
- All Jain temples here belong to 7th – 8th century.
Digambar Jain temples along foot of the hill
- Munisuvrata Digambar Jain Temple – It has a Manastambha installed in its front. This has the black coloured idol of Tirthankar Munisuvrata as the main deity. In addition to this it also has the idols of all the 24 Jain Tirthankar of present times in kayotsarga. Additionally we can also find the idols of Acharya 108 Sri Shanthisagarji Maharaj, Acharya 108 Sri Prabodhsagarji Maharaj and Acharya 108 Sri Shreyamsasagarji Maharaj in this temple. They life history has been engraved on seperate marble stones besides the idols.
- Chintamani Parshwanath Digambar Jain Temple – It has about 3 feet 8 inches high idol of Tirthankar Parshwanath in padmasana as the main deity.It was installed in Veera Nirvana Samvat 1915. Many paintings related to Tirthankar Parshwanath are seen in this temple.
- Samavasarana Temple – There is a Samavasarana temple and in this temple 12 idols are made in stone and 33 idols are made in metal.
- Lord Adinath Temple – It has about 2 feet 5 inches high idol of Tirthankar Adinath in padmasana as the main deity. It was installed in Veera Nirvana Samvat 2394. On left side of the maid deity are Tirthankar Vimalanath (2.1 feet) and Lord Cahadaprabhu and to the right of the main deity is the 2.2 feet high idol of Tirthankar Adinath in padmasana.
- Parshwanath Digambar Jain Temple – Has a 3.6 feet high idol of Tirthankar Parshwanath in Padmasana as the main deity. It was installed in V.S. 1870. Six other Tirthankar idols in padmasana are also seen here.
- Sahatrakoot Lotus Temple and Garden – This temple has 1008 Idols engraved on a single stone.
- Navagraha Temple – About 2 Kms away from the Mangi Tungi Hill is seen the Navagraha temple.
Adinath Tirthankar idol – In Apart from these temples, Digambar Jain Sadhvi Ganini Pramukh Aryaka 105 Sri Gyanmati Mataji has got a 108 feet high monolithic idol of Tirthankar Adinath/Rishabhdev engraved on the hillock. This is the tallest Jain idol in the world and its installation ceremony was held in 2006 A.D.
Location – Shri Mangi Tungij Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra is situated in Satana tehsil/taluk, Nashik District, Maharshtra, India. It is at a distance of about 125 Km from Nashik, 69 Km from Manmad, 125 km from Gajpantha and 180 km from Ellora. It lies on Delhi-Bhopal – khandwa central rail route, 10 km away from Tahrabad via (Satana- Tahrabad). Nashik.
The nearest airport is at Nasik. Taxis and Busses are available for Mangi Tungi from Nasik, Malegaon and Manmarh.
Address – Sri Mangi Tungiji Digambar Jain Siddha Kshetra, at Post Mangi Tungi, Satana Taluk, Nasik District, Maharshtra, Pin-423302.
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