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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  • Visiting this temple (opposite Lal Kila / Red Fort) is almost like visiting heaven. It brings peace and prosperity to you. A bird hospital ( in the temple premises itself), proves the Ahimsa religion ...  more »
  • Jainism symbolises the purest of the sect , Jain mandir ji at Chandni Chowk Delhi is popularly known as "LAL MANDIR" and has its own elaborations It is a very very old temple famous and having great f...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Nice mandir Superb awesome location Place to stay for digambar jains