List of largest Jain temples

This is a list of the largest Jain temples in terms of area.

Current largest templesEdit

Rank Name of the temple Photo Area (m2) Place Country Notes
1 Shree Pavapuri Tirth Dham 650,000 Rajasthan   India Shree Pavapuri Tirth Dham was built by K. P. Sanghvi Group in 2001. The temple premisis comprises a Jain temple complex and Animal Welfare center.[1]
2 Manilakshmi Jain Tirth 178,062 Gujarat   India
3 Jambudweep 121,406 Uttar Pradesh   India Jambudweep built under the blessings of Gyanmati Mataji in 1972.[2] Jambudweep in Hastinapur is a depiction of Jambudvipa.[3]
4 Nemawar Jain temple 84,984 Madhya Pradesh   India Nemawar Jain temple has 26 shrines. One temple is 151 feet (46 m) high housing idols of Panchbalayati. Sahasrakoot Jinalaya, 2nd temple, made of yellow stone enshrines 1008 idols. 12 temples in two lines surrounding first and second temple, each housing 3 idols.[4]
5 Ahichchhatra Chaubisi temple 17,500 Uttar Pradesh   India Ahichchhatra is believed to be the place where Parshvanatha, the 23rd Tirthankar of Jainism, attained Kevala Jnana (omniscience).The Chaubisi temple is located near the old Digambara Jain temple.[5]
6 Sarvodaya Jain temple 16,000 Rajasthan   India Sarvodaya Jain temple construction started under the guidance of Acharya Vidyasagar in 2006.[6] The temple, is being constructed using lime and preserved stones. The temple complex constructed without cement and iron. The mulnayak of the temple is a 24 feet (7.3 m) tall Ashtadhatu idol of Rishabhanatha in Padmasan posture.[7]
7 Padampura 4,600 Rajasthan   India Padampura Jain temple was built in 1944 CE upon discovered of a red stone idol of Padmaprabha. Padampura temple is a famous Jain pilgrimage and famous for miracles. The main attraction of the temple is a 27 feet (8.2 m) colossus of Padamprabha in kayotsarga posture.[8]
8 Ranakpur Jain temple 4,500 Rajasthan   India Ranakpur Jain temple was built Dharna Shah, a Porwal from Ghanerao under the patronage of Rana Kumbha, in 1435 CE.[9]} This temple is famous for its intricate carvings and unique architecture.[10][11] The 15th-century temple dedicated to Adinatha[12] built using white marble in the midst of a forest. The temple name is credited to its design of chaumukha— with four faces, built in the form of Nalini-Gulma Vimana(a heavenly vehicle).[13][9]
9 Kulpakji 4,050 Telangana   India Kulpakji also Kolanupaka Temple is a 2,000 year-old temple.[14][15] The interior of the temple is made by red sandstone and white marble. Lord Rishabha, popularly called Adinath Bhagvan, was the first Tirthankar in Jainism. The statue of Lord Mahaveer is 130 centimetres (51 in) tall and is said to be made of a single piece of jade. Idols of Lord Simandar Swami and Mata Padmavati are installed on either side of the main temple.[16][17]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ Schwartz, Wm. Andrew (15 September 2018). The Metaphysics of Paradox: Jainism, Absolute Relativity, and Religious Pluralism. Explorations in Indic Traditions: Theological, Ethical, and Philosophical. London: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 130. ISBN 978-1-4985-6393-2.
  4. ^ Jain, Puneet (August 2021). "Jinalaya being built on 17 acres in Nemavar, MP, instead of iron and cement, bale, jaggery and lime were used". Dainik Bhaskar.
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  7. ^ "Shree Sarvodaya Jain Temple Amarkantak". Government Of India.
  8. ^ Titze, Kurt; Bruhn, Klaus (1998). Jainism: A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence (2 ed.). Motilal Banarsidass. p. 254. ISBN 978-81-208-1534-6.
  9. ^ a b Mehta, Jodh Sinha (1970). Abu to Udaipur (Celestial Simla to City of Sunrise). Motilal Banarsidass. p. 127.
  10. ^ Dundas, Paul (2002). The Jains. Psychology Press. p. 203. ISBN 9780415266055.
  11. ^ Bowman, John S. (2000). Columbia Chronologies of Asian History and Culture. Columbia University Press. p. 336. ISBN 9780231500043.
  12. ^ Harned, David Baily (2016). Mrs. Gandhi's Guest: Growing Up with India. Wipf and Stock Publishers. p. 202. ISBN 9781625647337.
  13. ^ Dalal, Roshen (2010). The Religions of India: A Concise Guide to Nine Major Faiths. India: Penguin Books. p. 570. ISBN 9780143415176.
  14. ^ Shanker, C.R. Gowri (15 July 2018). "Nyaya Lingam is a role model for harmony". Deccan Chronicle.
  15. ^ "District Profile". Telangana government.
  16. ^ Pratap, Vijay (2 September 2017). "Kolanupaka village: Ageless and amazing!". The New Indian Express.
  17. ^ Chandaraju, Aruna (23 January 2011). "Spirituality sculpted". The Hindu.