Tijara Jain Temple is a Jain temple dedicated to Chandraprabha. The temple is located in the hill town Tijara, in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, India. It is an Atishaya Kshetra (English: Place where Miracles happen). It is 55 kilometres (34 mi) from Alwar and 110 kilometres (68 mi) from Delhi. The location is a tirtha (pilgrimage site) for the Jains and a tourist attraction.[1][2]

Tijara Jain temple
श्री 1008 चंद्रप्रभु दिगंबर जैन अतिशय क्षेत्र
Tijara Jain Temple
Tijara Jain Temple
Religion
AffiliationJainism
DeityChandraprabha
Location
LocationDehra, Tijara, Rajasthan
Tijara Jain temple is located in Rajasthan
Tijara Jain temple
Location in Rajasthan
Geographic coordinates27°56′N 76°51′E / 27.93°N 76.85°E / 27.93; 76.85Coordinates: 27°56′N 76°51′E / 27.93°N 76.85°E / 27.93; 76.85
Architecture
Date established1986
Temple(s)4

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HistoryEdit

The temple was established in 1956 following the recovery of an idol of Chandraprabha on 16 August 1956. The white stone idol was retrieved from underground, reinforcing the belief that this place was once a Dehra, a place where Jain idols are worshipped. After the setting up of the Jain temple, the place has regained its former importance as a pilgrimage centre.[3]

Main temple and idolEdit

The main deity of the temple is Chandraprabhu, the eighth tirthankara of present cosmic age. The idol of Chandraprabhu is 15 inch in height made of white stone. According to the inscription on the idol, it was installed on the third day of Vishakha Shukla 1554. There is another idol which is made up of black stone, 8 inch in height, in the lotus position.

Both the idols, with others, are installed in a rectangular temple decorated with pinnacles. The temple hall has a total of capacity of 2,000 persons.[4]

There is a Township in the name of Lord Chandraprabha as "Chandralok City" spread in more than 100 acre, on main road.

There is a 250 years old, Parshavanatha temple situated near the main temple. Navagraha Jain Temple and Padmavati temple are also near temple complex.

GalleryEdit

Main templeEdit

Chandragiri VatikaEdit

Other TemplesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alwar: The City of Rajputs, Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation
  2. ^ "Tijara Jain temples", Jaindharmonline.com
  3. ^ Alwar - Jain Temple, Tijara, Mapsofindia.com
  4. ^ Jain Teerth, Jainteerth.com

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