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Shree Bhagwan Rishabdev’s 108 feet tall monolithic statue

Special Cover on Shree Bhagwan Rishabdev’s 108 feet tall monolithic statue’s Panchkalyanak and Mahamastakabhisheka mahotsav – 18th February 2016.

Mangi-Tungi in Nasik district of Maharashtra are two hills of Sahyadri ranges and are known for Jain pilgrimage "Shri Digambar Jain Siddhakshetra". There are many temples of Jain Tirthankaras located in this area. The place is also said to be related to Lord Rama and Sita, Lord Krishna and his elder brother Balarama. There is a cave named Balbhadra cave where idols of Balarama and many others are installed.

A 108 feet standing idol of the first Tirthankar Bhagwan Shri Rishabhdev, which is the highest Jain idol in the world, is being carved from a single stone at the 2,500ft high hills of Mangi Tungi was installed on 11th February. This is also called "statue of ahimsa". The Shilapujan of statue was done in the year 2002 and the grand task was completed in the year 2015.

On the occasion of the Panchkalyanank Prartishtha a…