Pareshwanath Temple in Kolkata

Kolkata's most popular Jain temple.

Kolkata's most popular Jain temple. | Photo credit: Wikipedia/Deep81

Pareshwanath Temple Overview

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Pareshwanath Temple, popularly called as Calcutta Jain Temple, is one of the major places of religious importance in Kolkata. Featuring four temples within the complex, this place of worship is dedicated to the 23rd Jain Tirthankar- Pareshwanath.

The four temples found here are Shitalnath Ji Temple (Main Deity- Shitalnath), Chandraprabhu Ji Temple (Main Deity- Chandraprabhuswami), Mahavir Swami Temple (Main Deity- Sri Mahavir Swami) and Dadawadi (Footprints of Jain Acharya Jin Dutt Kushal Suri). In Shitalnath Ji Temple, the diamond-studded forehead of Lord Shitalnath and the lamp, which has been continually burning ever since the establishment of the temple in 1867, are stupefying sights.

The temple shows off truly impressive architecture features. The exteriors, which are characterised by mirror-inlaid pillars and stained glass windows, are bound to amaze you. The presence of intricately designed fountains, a small clearwater stream, a well-maintained reservoir with colourful fish dwelling in it and an incredible variety of flower plants in the surroundings greatly accentuates the beauty of the temple.

Paintings of renowned painter Ganesh Muskare grace the walls and large chandeliers make the interiors dazzle.

  • Opening Closing Time 06:00 am – 11:00 am
    03:00 pm – 07:00 pm

  • Photo Opp

    So beautiful is the architecture of the temple, you couldn't stop yourself from clicking pictures of it. The stunning outdoors that feature a turquoise reservoir, fountains, and exquisite flower plants will surely incite you to shoot. Carrying your camera during a visit to this spectacular religious edifice is highly recommended!
  • Entrance Fee Free

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Jiban Krishna Ghosh Road, Tala, Kolkata, 700088, West Bengal