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“Another example of religious diversity in India”

Digambar Jain Temple
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Old Delhi Group Tour by Rickshaws
Reviewed 6 March 2014

The Digambar Jain Temple is opposite the Red Fort along Chandni Chowk. Connected to it is the Charity Bird Hospital where complimentary care is provided for injured or sick birds. The Bird sanctuary is also open to the public. Jains believe in the sanctity of all life and are strictly vegetarian. The Temple is only open in the morning hours and you must leave all leather products outside; therefore, plan ahead and leave any leather wallets or purses at your hotel.

The public area of the temple is not expansive but beautifully decorated. The style dramatically contrasts with that found in the mosques in the same area.

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Reviewed 15 September 2013

When entering the temple a guard told me I wasn't allowed to go in with my leather handbag. Rather than handing it over to a complete stranger I told him I wouldn't bother visiting and then he said I could go in anyway.

I had never been in a Jain temple before so it was interesting learning about their religion. The main part of the temple was built in the 19th Century and the exterior isn't very appealing. There are stunning Jain temples in Gujarat.

This temple isn't somewhere i'd head to but would just visit if I was in the neighbourhood.

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Reviewed 14 May 2013

The Mallinath Digambar Jain Temple is located in the Shirad Shahapur village of Aundha Nagnath taluk. This temple has a 300 year old statue of Lord Mallinath that was at first kept at Ardhapur. This idol was moved from Ardhapur to this site by Bhattaraka Shree Premanand, after seeking permission from the Nizam. He wanted to shift the idol to Karanja, but on his way to the village he saw a dream and recognized a temple at Shirad Shahapur.

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Reviewed 13 January 2013

murtis,their faces is look like a living character,the costume &dress of padmavati mata is my favorite,their cleaniness,peace.in this temple everyone is equally treated.this temple is properly maintained by the trust.

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Reviewed 12 January 2013

Beautiful interior, and lots of activity as people go about their daily prayers- lots of bells ringing and rice being given as offering. Next to the temple there is a bird hospital. Jains believe in the preservation of all life, so they care for birds whose wings have been broken, etc. Give yourself about 45 min. to see the temple and bird hospital. Watch out for pushy drivers outside the gate to the temple- due to its proximity to the red fort, they are in abundance!

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