38 Jain Temples to explore in India
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Vahelna Temple is just situated 4 kms away from the central city of Muzaffarnagar, with a prominent history. The Temple is a Jain Mandir which is a chief historical & religious place for Jains. The Temple is also called as Shri 1008 Parshvnath Digamber Jain Atishye Kshetra. The main attraction of the temple is the age-old statue of Lord Parshvanatha. The campus has a Naturopathy Hospital & Research centre which caters to healthcare using nature-friendly remedies.
In ancient times, this hill was known as Bahubali ki pahadi and now it is known as Kumbhojgiri. It is a well known Jain Temple located near Hatkanangala. One of the temples is made with an engineering technique that deflects sound.
Adinatha temple is a Jain temple dedicated to the Jain tirthankara Adinatha, located at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. This temple is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other temples in Khajuraho Group of Monuments.
The Ancient Jain Temple in Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad is believed to have been built around the 13th century. The architecture of the temple has a strong resemblance to that of the structures built by the then reigning Vijayanagar Dynasty and is made wholly of granite.
Babu Amichand Panalal Adishwarji Jain Temple is one of the most visited Jain temples in Mumbai. This temple was built in 1904 and belongs Shwetambar sect of Jainism. This Jain temple is famous for there old carving work and beautiful architectures, colors, Paintings, etc.
Bawangaja is a famous Jain pilgrim center in Barwani. its main attraction is the world's second-largest megalithic statue of lord Rishabh which is 84 feet. This temple is located on the side of a hill and the beauty of this place is undescribable.
A Jain Temple in Lakkundi has an idol of Lord Mahavira seated on a lion throne. The temple is popularly known as the Brahma Jinalaya. It is believed to have been constructed by Attimabbe, wife of Nagadeva, the Chieftain of Chalukya King Ahavamalla.
Also, called as Chitharal Malai kovil is situated in the Thiruchanattu malai. There are two monuments and also there is a cave containing rock-cut sculptures of Tirthankaras and the attendant deities carved inside and outside dating back to 9th century AD.
Gopachal Parvat is famous for the 7th and 15th century rock-cut Jain monuments. The monuments are dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras - Adinatha, Mahavir, Neminatha and Rishanabhanatha - whose idols can be seen in a meditative posture. They are a part of 100 monuments located in and around the city.
This is a beast known Jain temple in the city of Ahmedabad which was constructed in 1848. The main building is a double-storied. The moolnayak is a marble image of the 15th Tirthankara, Lord Dharamnath. The main temple houses 11 deities, six in the basement and five in three-bay sanctuary. The temple has a unique Manasthhambha inspired by the Jain Manastambha and the Kirtistambha at Chittore in Rajasthan.
The Jain temples of Chittorgarh have a significant place in the history of Jainism. The precincts of the Chittorgarh fort embrace within it the Satbis Deora, Kirti Stambha, Vijay Stambha, Digambar Jain Mandir, Chandra Prabhu Jinalaya and temples of Meerabai. The Jain temples are stunning manifestations of art and structural design.
Built in 1960, the temple is inspired by the Jain temples of Gujarat and is beautifully tiled with white marbles & other carved structures. Every afternoon, the temple runs a show with thousands of pigeons that live in the premises.
Jambudweep is a Digambara Jain temple in Hastinapur, Uttar Pradesh built under the blessings of Gyanmati Mataji in 1972. The official name of the tirtha is the Digambar Jain Institute of Cosmographic Research and its main attraction is the building constructed as a model of Jambudvipa.
This temple is dedicated to the Hindu and Jain religious figures in rock-cut style. The unfinished temple is said to have been built during the reign of the Pandyan king. This examples the rock-cut and architecture of the Pandya period.
Kundalpur is a historical pilgrimage site for Jainism in India. It is located at Kundalgiri, Kundalpur, Damoh district, Madhya Pradesh. The temple is located in a calm and quiet area and has a vast area. A lot of pilgrims come here daily.