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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  • between the dates of November 2017 26/27 India New Delhi trip Friday Mosque, and a Hindu temple located in the Red Fort is quite large so a beautiful building
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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
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  • Visitation of this historical Jain temple brought peace and holiness to the mind and body. Camera is strictly prohibited in this premise. Jain birds Hospital and the Meditation centre were a nice experience.
  • Excellent place; reaching there very easy ; Direct metro to red fort station. It's just opposite to Red Fort ; Easily approachable
  • Historic Jain temple , exactly opposite to Red Fort Entrance . This pilgrimage holds huge religious value for Jains. At back of temple there is birds hospital. There are parking issues , so it is better to commute thru metro now Metro station is very near.
  • This is a nice beautiful Jain temple in red colour stones and paint. It is a heritage and historical tourist place of Delhi in Chandni Chowk. The holy and spiritual place of Jain community of Hindu religion.
  • A well maintained temple but it is closed between 12noon to 5 pm

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