Nemawar

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Narmada Kshatriya Jat Samaj Dharmshala Nemawar

Nemawar (नेमावर) is a village in Khategaon tahsil in Dewas district in Madhya Pradesh.

Origin of name

Location

Nemawar is 128 km from Indore, on National Highway 59A. Handia is located on the left bank of the Narmada river opposite side to Nemawar. However, it belongs to Handiya block and tehsil of the Harda district

Jat Gotras

History

Nemawar is a holy place for both Hindus and Digambara sect of Jains. Pilgrims on Narmada Parikrama often visit this place.

The city was visited by Al Biruni.[1], presenting a picture of the Musulman knowledge of India at the end of the 10th century.

"From Dhár, going south, you come to Mahúmahra, at the distance of twenty parasangs;
thence to Kundakí, twenty;
thence to Namáwar on the banks of the Nerbadda, ten;
thence to Biswar, twenty"

List of Archaeology Places in Dewas

Places of interest

Important places to see in Nemawar:

  • Siddheshwar temple or Siddnath temple: This highly ornate ancient temple of Lord Shiva, called Siddhnath is the most impressive of all. This is the loftiest temple of Parmar dynasty. The temple is an example of Bhumija architecture style, similar to Udayeshwara temple at Udayapur. It is a west facing rather than usual east facing temples elsewhere. Temple has star shaped base with beautiful shikaras. This temple is under archeological survey of India protection. Narmada mata temple and Ganesh temple are also present in the temple vicinity.[3][4][5]
  • Sun temple: It is a roofless unfinished temple located little north of Siddheshwar temple, which is the only Vaishnava temple hitherto known of the stellate class of the bhumija style.[6]
  • Nabhi Kund: Nemawar is the Nabhi sthan (Navel) of Narmada river. It is present in the center of Narmada river.
  • Surya kund or Suraj kund: It is also present in the middle of Narmada river. Lord Vishnu statue present here.
  • Renuka mata temple: Nemawar is a Tapobhumi of Jamadagni maharshi, Husband of Renuka mata. Temple of Renuka built here is a small one, and is located near to Bus stand.
  • Balmukund Seva Aashram 1 km far from Nemawar ghat were people are served with food and place to stay who move for pachkoshi yatra (Narmada parikrama).
  • Shree Brahamachariji Maharaj Asharm
  • Riddhanath temple: This temple present on the opposite bank of Narmada river, in Handiya. There are several ancient small temples nearby.
  • Digambar Jain Teerth Kshetra or Siddhoday Jain temple and Trikal Choubisi Jain Temple - massive temple complex which is an architectural marvel nearing completion that is being built around the ancient Jain temples under the guidance of Acharya Shri Vidhya Sagarji Maharaj[7][8]

Notable persons

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