Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Atma Vallabh Smarak Jain Mandir


In the recent past i visited Punjab twice.  Just as you leave Delhi and travel along G T Karnal road, there is a Jain temple that catches your attention.


On my first visit i just managed to spot it.  In my second visit i decided to explore the temple.  It proved to be an arduous task as the Mandir is not on he left of th highway but along a road hat runs parallel to the G T Karnal road.

Not to be deterred i got out of the car and inspected the scenario.

The G T Karnal road is elevated  compared to the parallel road that runs along it, with thr temple on its left.  So i had to slide along a little slope,jump over a little nala and finally enter the temple premises.

it was early morning and the whole complex was quiet as only early mornings can be.

Shri Atma Vallabh Smarak Jain Mandir is a temple complex north of Delhi.

I managed to click a few pictures.






The Mandir campus is in acres with manicured garden.




On another day i would have liked to visit the temple when it was full of devotees.  

But it is wortha d visit.

next time you head out of Delhi, do visit this  Jain temple.


 The temple is dedicated to Vasupujya, the 12th Tirthankara, in memory of the late Acharya Vijay Vallabh Suri.

 The most active propagator behind the idea of a memorial building to Acharya Vijay Vallabh Suri was the late Sadhvi Mrigavati who passed away when the temple was still in the process of being built.


Since 1984 the Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology is situated at the temple complex.

Location:
Delhi
Name:
Shri Atma Vallabh Smarak Jain Mandir
Dedicated to:
Vasupujya (12th Tirthankar); in memory of Acharya Vijay Vallabh Suri
Constructed by:
Sadhvi Mrigavati
Adress:
Vijay Vallabh Smarak Jain Mandir Complex
20th Km, G.T.Karnal Road
Delhi – 110036, India.
Ph. 91-11-27201021

2 comments:

  1. What a peaceful place. Thanks for showing.

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    1. Yes Indrani, it is indeed PEACEFUL. Do visit :)

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