Navagraha Jain Temple, Varur, Near Hubli, Karnataka, India

About Navagraha Jain Temple

Navagraha Jain Temple or Navagraha Teertha or Navagraha Tirtha is situated at Varur near Hubli, Karnataka. Navagraha Teertha is one of the major pilgrim spots for the Jain community in India. The temple features a 61 feet (18.6 m) tall monolithic idol of the Shri 1008 Bhagavan Parshvanatha and the smaller statues of the other 8 Jain Tirthankaras. The statue is the tallest statue of the Jain deity Parshvanatha in India and weighs 185 tons. The statue stands on a 48-foot (14.6-m) high pedestal(109 feet total).

The construction of Navagraha Teertha began in January 2005 and the carving of the monolithic statue and other statues alone had lasted one year. The work was supervised by Sri Gunadhar Nandi Maharaj, supported by Sri Dharmasena Bhattaraka Swamiji and hundreds of volunteers with donations from philanthropists.

Navagraha Jain Temple

Navagraha Teertha, which is located at Varur, a hamlet just 29 km from Hubli-Dharwad city, has become an important place on the tourism map of the state, drawing huge crowds from all over the country. Navagraha Teertha, which is spread over 45 acres adjacent to the Pune-Bangalore Road, was set up by the Jain community with the help of people from other communities. It has been established largely through the efforts of Shri Gunadhar Nandi Maharaj.

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 It houses the 61-ft, 185-tonne monolithic statue of Shri Parshvanatha Teerthankar in the Kayotsarga Mudra mounted on a 48-ft pedestal making its total height 109 feet. It is believed that the Graha doshas of nine planets can be conciliated by worshiping following nine Tirthankaras

How to Reach

By Air – nearest airport is Huballi Airport

By Railway- nearest railway station is Huballi Junction

By Road – from Huballi Old Bus Terminal

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