Shri 5 Padmavatipuri Dham, Panna
and its sacred places.
Adorned with divine lustre Padmavatipuri Dham is in Panna town at the centre of
Vindhyachal in Madhya Pradesh. Moving around in different places along with his
disciples Mahamati Prannath reached Panna with a divine message of awakening
from Shri Krishna Pranami religion. Seeing a desert island he decided to unfurl
the flag of Jagani there. He helped the brave king Chhatrasal and adorned him by
the title of Maharaja. He remained there for elevan years, and took samadhi
inside the dome itself. The place, therefore, is knwon as the seat of salvation
[Muktipitha] or Padmavatipuri Dham.
This is a circular building and nine domes are adorned on it. Eight domes in eight
directions and a vast dome in the centre, on which pot [Kalash] is kept. Because
of the charm of these domes, it is named as Shri Gummatji.
The king Chhatrasal had constructed a large bunglow for the preceptor Prannathji and
so it is called Shri Bangalaji.
Shri Sadguru Mandir:
This is the temple of Nijanandacharya Shri Devchandraji Maharaj, founded by Mahamati
Prannathji to worship the preceptor in Shri Padmavatipuri.
Shri Baijurajji Mandir:
This is a temple made in memory of Shri Baijuraj, who was in fact, Tejkumvri, the
better half of Shri Prannathji. It is a grand and charming temple founded in
Vikram Samvat 1750.
Shri Chopada Mandir:
This is a place where king Chhatrasal received Prannathji in Panna for the first
time. A temple was made there and it is called Chopada Mandir. Natural scenery
all around is very charming and there are two tanks (Kund) nearby supposed to be
Ganga and Jamuna.
Shri Khijada Mandir:
This is the place where in Vikram Samvat 1742 on the sacred festival day of Dashera,
Mahamati Prannath gave a sword namely, "Vijaya Zulfkar (Victorious Sword)" to
Chhatrasal to become victorious against the unjust and oppressive rule of the
Mughals, put his hand on his head and blessed him. A temple was constructed
there which is known as Shri Khijada Mandir because a Khijada tree was also