Bawangaja is a famous jain pilgrim center in the Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh in India. Its main attraction is the world's tallest statue, (carved out of mountain) of the first Jain Tirthankara Adinatha. The statue is 84 feet (26 m) high, and was created early in the 12th century. The statue is supported from the back. The center is located in the Satpura ranges and is 8 km from a Barwani town.
The land of Bawangaja had been the land of penance for several great religious dignities. In the middle of the Satpura, at the height of 4,000.6 ft (1,219.4 m). is the idol of the founder of Jainism the first Tirthankar Rishabh Dev, carved on single stone. This place is known as Bawangaja. The idol here is the highest in the world and rich in art. For hundreds of years this captivating idol, standing in the posture of meditation, exhibits the heights of detachment, quietness, art and expressions..