Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir Ji – 16th C. Heritage Building

Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir Ji – 16th C. Heritage Building

Built during the reign of Shahjahan, in red Kota stone, Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir is an ideal paradigm of Jain Sramana tradition and artistic splendor in the heart of the city, Chandni Chowk.

Within the temple premises is a bird hospital, which advocates the Jain principle of non-violence ‘Parasparopgraho Jeevanaam‘, compassion for all forms of life, ‘Live and let Live.’ The complex also houses a Jain Sahitya Sadan which has a great collection of old and new literature. Despite the necessary changes to keep pace with modernization, the temple still retains its magnificence with intricate enamel work and elaborately painted ceilings.

(Source: display-board)

Nearest Metro Station: Lal Quila

Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir Ji is the oldest Jain temple in Delhi, built-in 1658 AD.

There are many VEDIS (shrines) in the temple. Such as:

  1. Lord Rishabh Dev
  2. Lord Chandra Prabhu
  3. Lord Mahavira
  4. Lord Parshwnath
  5. Goddess Padmavati (Yakshini)

And a few more…

Photography is not allowed inside the temple area.

Opening Hours:

Summer: 5:30 am – 11:30 am/6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Winter: 6:00 am – 12:00 Noon/5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Visitors are strictly not allowed between 12:00 Noon to 6:00 pm

Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir Ji gates are closed between 11:00 pm – 5:00 am

Next to Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir Ji, in the same complex, there is Charity Birds Hospital where birds are treated for FREE. These birds are treated by specialist doctors. After treatment, birds are moved to larger cages and are finally released into the sky.

Fantastic tour – a thought within.