20 Sacred Pilgrimage and Jain Temples in India

India has number of Jain temples known for unique architecture and marvelous marble stone carvings. Some of the most famous Jain temples in India also includes Jain Temple in Ajmer,Ajitnath Temple Palanpur,Girnar Jain temples,Shankeshwar Tirth,Vataman Temple,Shantinatha Basadi, Deogarh Jain temples,Lakkundi Jain Temple and Jain temples of Khajuraho.

Gomateshwara Bahubali, Shravanabelagola

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Gomateshwara Bahubali temple at Shravanabelagola is the most sacred Jain pilgrimage in India and also home to one of the largest free standing statues in the world. The gigantic monolithic statue of Bahubali at Shravanabelagola is a 57-foot tall statue carved from a single piece of rock.

Lal Mandir, Delhi

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Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir is oldest jain temple in old Delhi,dedicated Tirthankara or Lord Parashvanath. Lal Mandir is located opposite Red Fort and one of the best-known Jain temple in India.

Hutheesing Temple, Ahmedabad

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Hutheesing Temple is the best known Jain temple in Ahmedabad. Hutheesing Jain Temple is one of the live examples of Jain architecture in Gujarat and also has a unique Manastambha called Kirti Stambh.

Dilwara Temple, Mount Abu

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Dilwara Jain Temple of Mount Abu is one of the finest Jain temple in India, known for its extraordinary architecture and marvelous marble stone carvings. The marble temples is considered as the most beautiful Jain pilgrimage sites in the world.

Ranakpur Temple, Rajasthan

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Ranakpur Temple is the biggest and most important Jain temple complexes of India and one among the most famous places to visit in Rajasthan. The renowned Jain temple at Ranakpur is dedicated to Tirthankara Adinatha.

Shikharji Temple, Jharkhand

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Shikharji Temple is one of the two holiest of all pilgrimage places by the Jain community, located on Parasnath range in Giridih district of Jharkhand. The mountain summit of Parasnath range is the most sacred to Jains.

Ajitanath Temple, Taranga

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Taranga Jain Temple is dedicated to Lord Ajitanatha in Mehsana district Gujarat. A 2.75 m tall marble statue of Ajitnath is major tourist attraction of Ajitanath Temple.

Palitana Temples, Gujarat

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Palitana temple is the holiest of all pilgrimage places by the Jain community along with Shikharji. There are hundreds of temples in Palitana and main temple is dedicated to Rishabha.

Sonagiri Jain Temples, Madhya Pradesh

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Jain Temples at Sonagiri or golden peak is home to several white Jain temples scattered around peak. This sacred place is popular among devotees and also has beautiful idols of Lord Sheetalnath and Parsvanatha.

Pushpgiri Teerth, Sonkatch

Shri Digambar Jain Teerth in Sonkatch is located on the bank of the Kalisindh river. Pushpgiri Tirth is one of the newest pilgrimage place, located on the NH-86 Indore – Bhopal road, 70 km from Indore.

Shantinath Jain Teerth, Pune

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Shantinath Jain Teerth is the new south pattern temple, located in Indapur in Pune district.The temple is golden in colour and some time called as Golden Jain Temple and home to 27 feet tall granite idol of Shri 1008 Munisuvrata Bhagwan.

Parshwanath Temple, Kolkata

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Parshwanath Temple is also called as Calcutta Jain Temple is a major tourist attraction in West Bengal. The temple is dedicated to Parshwanath and is one of the most important Jain temples in Kolkata.

Mirpur Jain Temple, Sirohi

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Mirpur Jain Temple is one of the oldest Jain temple in India, lies in the Sirohi District of Rajasthan. The town has four Jain temples and Mirpur temple said to be the oldest marble monument in Rajasthan.

Shri Mahavirji Jain Temple, Rajasthan

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Shri Mahavir Ji is a famous Jain pilgrimage site, situated in Hindaun in Karauli district of Rajasthan. Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Shri Mahavirji is splendoured with natural beauty and home to iconic idol of Lord Mahavira.

Kumbhoj Jain Temple, Maharashtra

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Bahubali Mandir at Kumbhoj is a sacred place for Jains, located in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra state. Kumbhoj Bahubali is identical to the Bahubali of Shravanabelagola and known as Gomateshwar of Maharashtra.

Nareli Jain Temple, Ajmer

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Nareli Jain Temple is a beautiful marble temple, located on the outskirts of Ajmer. This new Jain temple is also famous for its carvings and intricate designs.

Dharmanath Jains Temple, Kochi

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Dharmanath Jain Temple is the famous Jain pilgrim centre at Mattancherry, dedicated to Shri Dharmanath. Mattancherry is a part of Ernakulam and the architecture of the temple is inspired by the Jain temples of Gujarat.

Bawangaja Temple, Madhya Pradesh

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Bawangaja is a famous Jain pilgrim center in the Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh, situated on the Hilltop. The main attraction of Bawangaja is the megalithic statue of Lord Adinatha carved out of a single rock, measuring 84 ft tall.

Hanumantal Bada Jain Mandir, Jabalpur

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Hanumantal Bada Jain Mandir is a historic Jain temple in the city of Jabalpur and the largest independent Jain temple in India. The temple houses several images from the Mughal period, Maratha period,Kalachuri period and one of the must see places of Jabalpur.

Navagraha Jain Temple, Karnataka

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Navagraha Jain Temple is one of the major pilgrimage spots for the Jain community in South India and home to monolithic statues of Bhagavan Parshvanatha and other 8 teerthankaras. The monolithic statue of Shri Parshwanthji is also larger than the statue of Gommateshwara Bahubali.