Delhi, the capitol of India has number of Jain temples. Delhi being the capital of India has its history which dates back to the time of Mahabharat or even before that. After the independence the Delhi has expanded and number of new colonies has come up and huge population of Jains are spread all over the city. Now there are over 165 temples within Delhi and its surrounding area. But There is one famous and oldest ancient Digambar Jain temple and is known as Lal Mandir.
Popular Jain Temples in Delhi:
Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir
Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir is the oldest and best known Jain temple in Delhi dedicated to the 23rd Tirthankara, Parshvanath. It is situated opposite to the great Red Fort near Chandni Chowk. The Temple was constructed in the year 1656 made of red sandstone and is popularly known by devotees as the Lal Mandir “Red Temple”. The temple also homes a Charity Hospital for Birds and offers free treatment. It also offers services to birds rescued from the accidents and bird hawkers. Squirrels and other small animals are also treated here as free of cost.
Naya Temple is a famous Jain Temple. It is situated in Dharampura town, New Delhi. Mughal mperor Aurangzeb was built a Naya Mandir Temple. It is historical Jain temple. The famous of this temple is, that contains the large number of scripts, particularly the individual script of the Maha Purana of Acharya Jinasena. This temple was made by using polished white marble and also the arches were decorated with floral basis. The ceiling and wall of the Naya mandir was painted beautifully with gold and blue colour.
Ahinsa Sthal is a Jain temple located in Mehrauli, Delhi. The main deity of the temple is Mahavira, the 24th and last Tirthankara of present half cycle of time. A magnificent statue of Tirthankara Mahavira is installed here.
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The details of other temples are given below:
Shri Digambar Jain Mandir, Ahinsa Bhawan, Shankar Road, New Delhi-5, Ph: 011-28743681
Shri Digambar Jain Mandir, 30, Naiwala, Bank Street, Karol Bagh, New Delhi
Shri Digambar Jain Mandir, Dev Nagar, Karol Bagh, New Delhi
Shri Digambar Jain Mandir, 5C/29, New Rohtak Road, New Delhi, Ph: 011-25721144
Shri Digambar Jain Mandir, Gole Market, Behind Shivaji Stadium, New Delhi
Shri Swetambar (Sthanakvasi Apasra) Prem Bhawan, 16-A Jmal Khan Park Area, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, Ph: 011-23516957, 25722110
Shri Badi Dada Wadi, Mehrauli, Delhi-60, Ph: 011-26644941, 26642640
Shri Choti Dada Wadi, R Block South Ex., Near Ansal Plaza, New Delhi, Ph: 011-26254879, 26255728
Shri Sumatinath Jain Swetambar Mandir, F-31, Mansarover Garden, New Delhi-15, Ph: 011-25153033
Shri Shantinath Jain Swetambar Mandir, 2/82, Roop Nagar, Delhi-7, Ph: 011-23840135
Shri Shumati Nath Jain Mandir, Kinari Bazaar, Chandani Chowk (Navgrah Mandir), Delhi, Ph: 011-23270489
Shri Chintamani Jain Mandir, Naiwala, New Delhi, Ph: 011-232422031
Shri Vallabh Smark, 20th Km Stone, G.T.Karnal Road, Alipur, Delhi-36, Ph: 011-27206578, 27202225
Shri VimalNath Jain Swetambar Mandir, Kakaji Lane, Ashok Vihar, Phase-3, Delhi-52, Ph: 011-27305020
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