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Shri Digamber Jain Siddhakshetra Muktagiri


Tapipex-2015 held at Betul, Madhya Pradesh from 28th & 29th January 2015.

Chhindwara Postal Division of Madhya Pradesh organized a district level philatelic exhibition ‘Tapipex-2015’ at Betul on 28th and 29th January 2015. On 29th January 2015 two special covers were released.

One Special Cover was released on famous Jain pilgrimage centre Shri Digamber Jain Siddhakshetra Muktagiri situated at Thapoda, Ta. Bhensdehi in the Betul District.

Siddha Kshetra of Muktagiri is situated in the lap of the ‘Satpuda’ Mountain range and it is surrounded by beautiful natural vegetation. It is an ancient Siddha and Atishaya Kshetra and is also known as ‘Mendhagiri’ or ‘Medhrgiri’. According to “Prakrit Nirvan Kand” and other texts, Muktagiri is place of attainment of Nirvana where about three and a half crores of muniraj (Saints) have done meditation and attained salvation. According to the local traditions the Samavasarana of 10th Tirthankar Bhagwan Shitalanatha arrived here and so the place is said to become sacred by footsteps of Jina Shitalanatha. Muktagiri is located on border of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. It is 14 km away from Paratwada, Dist. Amravati, Maharashtra.




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