Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, New Delhi

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Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir is the oldest and best-known Jain temple in Delhi, India. It is directly across from the Red Fort in the historical Chandni Chowk area.It is known for an avian veterinary hospital in a second building behind the main temple. It is known as the Jain Birds Hospital.Located just opposite the massive Red Fort at the intersection of Netaji Subhas Marg and Chandni Chowk, Digambar Jain Temple is the oldest Jain temple in the capital, originally built in 1658. 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), Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir is popularly known as Lal Mandir "Red Temple".HistoryOld Delhi was founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1628–1658) who built what is commonly known as the old city or walled city, surrounded by a wall, with the main street Chandni Chowk in front of the Red Fort, the imperial residence.Shah Jahan invited several Agrawal Jain merchants to come and settle in the city and granted them some land south of the Chandani Chauk around Dariba Gali. He also permitted them to build a temporary structure to house a Jain temple. The Agrawal Jain community acquired three marble idols installed by Jivaraj Papriwal under the supervision of Bhattaraka Jinachandra in Samvat 1548 (1491 AD) for the temple. The main icon is that of Tirthankara Parshva.
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  • October 4, 2017
    The historical Jain Lal Mandir refreshed the body and mind with its holiness. Meditation centre is a place where we can experience our aura. Their care towards the birds turned in the form of Birds Ho...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir is the oldest(from the mughal times) Jain temple in Delhi. This Mandir also known as Lal Mandir "Red Temple" because mandir is built by red colour stones.. It is Situated...  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    This temple can be reached from Chandani chowk and just opposite red Fort. Its red in color. Spreading the message of -Ahimsa Parmo Dharam.  more »
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  • May 30, 2017
    I was surprised to know such places still exist in Delhi. So much humanity. I brought an injured nestling for treatment and returned completely satisfied and full of curiosity about Jainism. How has such a humane and gentle religion survived the ravages of time?
  • May 22, 2017
    One of the many historical places is located in iconic Chandni Chock opposite Lal Quila. It is also famous for its Birds Hospital. It has got a store where one can get Jain literature. Please check timings before visit, generally it is opened at 4 pm. Perhaps, it is the only birds hospital if its kind which has got an OPD for birds.
  • July 12, 2017
    As soon u enter the premises it gives peaceful aura it's digamber jains famous temple known worldwide.fridays are famous for paying homage to goddess padmavati ma nd parsnath bhagwan it's premises has birds charitable hospital . variety of birds who r suffering from any disease, fracture ,blindnessetc.are admitted here .
  • May 15, 2017
    Gives you so much peace of mind ! This temple houses a bird hospital ! That's the best thing that a temple can house ! A hospital ! And visiting the ' Meditation Centre ' is A MUST
  • June 9, 2017
    If you don't want your pet Birb to die DONT TAKE HER HERE this doctor Sunil Jain is not even a doctor he was a compounder. He treats and handles birds so carelessly. He don't even operate and conduct any test. He will just give some tiny medicine which made my parrot vomit so much after giving that.

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