Jain Shwetambar Temple in Delhi

Jain Shwetambar Temple Overview

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Located in Kinari Bazaar in Old Delhi, the Jain Shwetambar Temple is one of the most beautiful Jain temples in the city. The temple belongs to the Shwetambar sect of Jainism, who wear only simple, white clothes. This three storey high temple is elaborately adorned with delicate artwork on its walls and pillars.

The main devotional area of the temple is on the first floor and has a beautiful idol of Lord Parasnath. The main temple building contains statues of Lord Sumatinath and Lord Adinath among other important figures of Jainism. Arched entrances, complete with exquisite paintings and gold filigree work make up the interiors of the temple. Another attraction of this beautiful temple are elaborate paintings depicting the life of Lord Mahavira, along with paintings of musicians and dancers. The Jain Shwetambar Temple has a museum on the ground floor which contains old artifacts, manuscripts, paintings in gold and many items made out of silver.

  • Opening Closing Time 6 am to 8 pm (if the temple is closed during this time ask for the caretaker who will be able to help you).

  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

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Location

Naughara Street, Kinari Bazaar, Old Delhi