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 1656. 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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  • It is called Lal Mandir, the oldest Jain temple in Delhi. Built with red sandstone and located opposite to Red Fort in Chandni Chowk area. The temple has many idols of Jain Tirthankars, but the main i...  more »
  • very charming. Tangible faith of devotees in prayer performing prayers, sing and offer gifts. You can take pictures and it is obligatory to the entrance, but very clean
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  • I went to this temple. This is Digambar jain Temple made of red stones. Very Famous and spiritual place.  more »
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  • Very Nice, but staaf rooms allotment me naatak karta hai
  • One of the oldest jain temple in Delhi ncr .amazing and divine feeling as usual..near the crowded area of chandni chowk..
  • Location in the heart of Delhi - Chandani Chowk. One of the oldest temples, which is maintained quite well. You get a divine feeling as soon as you enter the place. It also hosts a bird hospital.
  • Shri Digamer Jain Lal mandir is one of the most famous temple of Jains. The temple consits of many old and ancient idols of jain tirthankars. One must visit this beautiful Temple.
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