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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  • We went many times in Sri digambar Jain lal mandir. It is very popular in Chandni chowk.It is a Jain temple.This temple is made of red stone so this is popular by the name of Red Temple.It is a very o...  read more »
  • Shri Digambar Jain Mandir is situated on the Chandni Chowk opposite Red fort. One of the best place to see the Jain culture. 
  • Famous temple of Jain religion situated at famous junction at Chandni chowk, just opposite to Red Fort. Area is very crowded and parking is problem at this place. Temple is very old and you feel bless...  read more »
  • Very beautiful Jain temple just opposite to the Red Fort. One of the oldest Jain Temples. Best part i like about this temple is that it also houses a Bird Hospital. One MUST go there to have a look at how this bird hospital is being managed since last many decades. For me thats the best thing a temple can house, a hospital. :-)
  • jai jinendra. very peaceful place in the middle of Delhi's traffic. must visit.
  • One of oldest jain temple in country !!! a very lovely place to visi t..!! if you are spiritual you must visit here coz its an holy place ...!!!
  • Don't see others ratings if you really want to go there or anywhere. Just go.
  • Jai hooo Prabhu
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