Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir
Located in New Delhi just across the “Red Fort” in the Chandini Chowk area is a popular Jain shrine known as Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir”. It is considered to be one of the oldest and renowned Jain shrine in New Delhi. It is popularly known as “Lal Mandir” i.e. Red Temple and was originally built in 1658. Important travel information related to this popular “Jain temple” is as follows.
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a. Best time to visit Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir:
The ideal time to visit this temple is during winters which begin in December and end in January with, the climate being extremely pleasant and, temperature ranging from a maximum of 12 degree Celsius to a minimum of 5 degree Celsius.
b. How to reach Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir?
Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir Map
1. By train:
The nearest railway station to this temple is in Delhi. The Nizamuddin Railway Station, Delhi is well connected to major cities in the country.
2. By road:
There are a number of bus services that are available from New Delhi that connect to major cities in the country such as Jaipur, Manali, Lucknow, Jaipur etc.
3. By air:
The closest airport to this temple is in New Delhi. The Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi is well connected to major cities in the country as well to major countries.
c. Religious significance:
The premise of this temple consists of many shrines. The main shrine though is devoted to Lord Mahavira, the 24th i.e. the last Tirthankara of the Jain religion. There are also shrines dedicated to Lord Rishabhanatha and Lord Parshvanath. In the year 1931 a Digambara monk by the name Shantisagar visited New Delhi after eight centuries. This event carrying historical significance has quite aptly been honoured with a memorial that has been constructed within the complex of this temple.
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