Ranked 24 among Places to Visit in Aurangabad
Located around 27km from Aurangabad in the Kachner Village is the Aurangabad Jain Temple, dedicated to the 23rd Teerthankara, Chintamani Parshwanath. Considered to be "Atishaya Kshetra" or a miraculous site, the idol at the temple is believed to possess divine powers, solving the problems of the devotees and fulfilling their desires. The stunning idol is said to be discovered from an underground basement, around 250 years ago. The Jain Temple in Aurangabad is visited by a huge number of pilgrims who walk here all the way from their village or town as a sign of reverence.
As the Kachner Jain Temple is located near the Ajanta and Ellora Caves (around 30 km), people often club the visit to both the sites. The exquisitely created Jain Temple in Aurangabad is thronged by devotees during October-November when the festival of Karthik Shukla is celebrated here with great fervour. There is a dharamshala attached to the temple providing food and accommodation facilities for the visitors who wish to stay here.
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