Pisanhari Ki Marhia

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Pisanhari ki Marhia temple
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Pisanhari ki Marhia Original Temple (left) and New temple (right)
Affiliation Jainism
Deity Parshvanatha
Festivals Mahavir Jayanti
Location Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Geographic coordinates 23°09′4.5″N79°53′12″E / 23.151250°N 79.88667°E / 23.151250; 79.88667 Coordinates: 23°09′4.5″N79°53′12″E / 23.151250°N 79.88667°E / 23.151250; 79.88667
Completed1442 CE
Temple(s)13 + 1 cave temple
Elevation91.5 m (300 ft)

Pisanhari ki Marhia is a Jain temple built in the 15th century and located in the city of Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, India. The temple is named after its creator, a local woman who, according to legend, paid for the construction of the temple with the money she saved from milling flour.



The temple was built in 1442 CE. The name derives from the word "pisanhari", meaning a woman engaged in the work of manual milling of flour. [1] According to legend, Pisanhari was a poor woman who saved enough money from milling flour to construct the temple. [2] [3] A statue of Pisanhari is at the temple's entrance, and the quern stones are still kept on top of the entrance gate of the marhia. [4]

The temple complex includes inscriptions. Though they have not yet been deciphered, they are believed to be from the 14th century. [4]


Nandishwar Dweep Nandishwar Dweep Outside view (cropped).jpg
Nandishwar Dweep

The Pisanhari ki Marhia temples is a complex of 13 smaller temples including the Samavsaran Mandir, the Manastambha, the Bhagwan Bahubali statue, and the Shri Nandishwar Dweep Jinalaya, among others. [5] Nandishwar Dweep Jinalya is the largest Jain temple in the foothills with an area of 15,000 square feet (1,400 m2). The roof of the temple is built in vault fashion, and includes a mandapa (pillared hall) and a two-story garbhagriha (inner sanctuary). The temple houses 152 marble idols of Tirthankara seated in small shrines. The temple is famous for its artwork. [6] The temple features a 55-foot (17 m) idol of Bahubali. [4]

The temple complex covers 18 acres (73,000 m2) and includes a Gurukula —Brahmi Vidyashram, a girls' hostel, a dharmshala (rest house), and a Bhojnalaya (restaurant). [7]

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