Thursday, 13 May 2010

Sri Digambar Jain Mandir Delhi

Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir is situated opposite the Red Fort in Delhi. Dating back to the law of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, it is careful as the oldest temple of the city. Originally, Delhi Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir was built in 1658 AD. But, since that time many modifications, reformation and reconstruction have been approved on in this temple.

Standing amidst the noisy and chaotic chief street of Chandni Chowk, Shree Digambar Jain Lal Mandir of Delhi presents a picture of serenity. The sanctum sanctorum is devoted to Lord Parshvanath, the twenty-third Jain tirthankara. The halls nearby the major shrine are decorated with meticulous carvings, and pretty paintwork.One of the unique features of the temple is a medical center for birds placed inside the temple premises. Known as the Birds' Charity Hospital, this center is based on Lord Mahavira's message of - 'Live and let Live'. Jain merchants carry partridges, trapped and injured by fowlers, to this lay, which serves as a save sanctuary also. The hospital has divide wards for pigeons, parrots, sparrows and domestic fowl. The birds of prey are also treated here, but on a strictly outpatient basis. Once the birds get superior and get well, they are free into the open sky to lead a free life again.

How to reach

One can easily reach Digambar Temple by taking local Buses, metro, auto rickshaws or by hiring taxis from Delhi

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