Delhi is an ancient center of Jainism, home to over 165 Jain temples. Delhi has a large population of Jains spread all over the city. It has had continued presences of a Jain community throughout its history, and it is still a major Jain center.
The main Jain temples in Delhi are: Digambara Jain Lal Mandir: It is the oldest temple of the Jain religion in Delhi. It is located just opposite the massive Red Fort at the point where Netaji Subhas Marg intersects the Chandni Chowk. Originally built in 1526, the temple has received many modifications and additions several times. The structure was expanded in the early 19th century. The imposing red sandstone temple is also known as Lal Mandir. Naya Mandir Dharampura: It is a famous Jain Temple and situated in Dharampura town, New Delhi. Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was built this Jain Temple. It is historical Jain temple famous for its 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: It 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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Welcome to Vardhman's "Same Day Delhi Jain Temple Tour"
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel/home & then proceed to visit Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Ahinsa Sthal & Mehrauli Dadabari complex. Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir is the oldest and best known Jain temple in Chandni Chowk. An impressive red sandstone temple today (the temple has undergone many alterations and additions in the past and was enlarged in the early 19th century), the Digambar Jain Temple is popularly known as Lal Mandir.
Jainism has 24 Tirthankaras (Gods). First amongst them is Bhagvan Adinath, also known as Rishabdev. The temple dedicated to him in the Mehrauli Dadabari complex is famous for it's excellence glasswork and the murals on its pillar. The 24 Jain Tirthankaras have been depicted in the murals made of the mirrors and colored glass on the dome. Ahinsa Sthal is located on the main Mehrauli Road at the peak of a small hill, 14km southwest of Connaught Place. This place of non-violence or peace as the name suggests is so named because a 14 feet large statue of Lord Mahavira stands here and it is now considered a sacred place by followers of Jainism. The statue was set up here in the mid-1980s and the area around the sculpture has been developed into a lush green park, over time.
Later in the evening transfer back to your hotel/home with sweet & pleasant memories of your tour escorted by Vardhman Vacations.