श्री दिगंबर जैन लाल मंदिर (Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir) dedicated to 23rd Tirthankara Parashvanath, the oldest Jain temple in Delhi popularly also known as Lal Mandir (Red Temple). A manastambha column stands in front of the temple. The main devotional area of the temple is on the first floor.
The Sri Digambar Jain Lal Temple was visited by Jain Monk Acharya Shantisagar in 1931 who was known as the first ever Digambar Jain Priest to visit Delhi after a period of 8 centuries and hence a memorial was also established within the temple premise to mark this auspicious event. Read More About History
The temple compound has a famous Bird Hospital. The Birds Hospital, calls itself the only institution of its kind in the world, treats about 15,000 birds a year Read More about Bird`s Charity Hospital
Summer: 5.30 AM - 11.30 AM, 6.00 PM - 9.00 PM
Winter: 6.00 AM - 12.00 AM, 5:30.00 PM - 9.00 PM
Drinking Water, Prasad, Puja Samagri, CCTV Security, Shoe Store
Bird`s Charity Hospital, Book Store
Chandni Chowk, Delhi 110006
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Photo Gallery Photo in Full View
A full view of Lal Mandir
All three Shikhar with Shri Gauri Shankar Mandir
Mahavir Ji with Manasthamb
Manasthamb closeup in Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir
Base of Manasthamb closeup
Architecture of main entrance
Manasthamb along with three Shikhar
Second entry gate in Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir
Main entrance with Manasthamb
Main entrance, Manasthamb closeup with three shikhar
Indian Flag in Lal kila (Red Fort) From Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir
Lal kila (Red Fort) From Lal Mandir
Bird`s Charity Hospital
The building built in 1956 under the instructions of Acharya Deshbhushan Maharaj, hospital itself was started in 1930.
The temple premises house a unique medical center for birds, the Bird`s Charity Hospital. Free treatment is given here, which draws inspiration from the message of `Live and let Live` given by Lord Mahavir. It serves as a rescue sanctuary for partridges, caught and wounded by fowlers and bought. Squirrels, who will not hurt the birds, are also treated here, but birds of prey are seen on a strictly outpatient basis, as they are not vegetarian.
The birds are then treated, bathed and are given nutritious diet so that it recover soon. It is eventually released, especially on Saturdays, after it is declared fit and healthy.
The birds are first held in the intensive care unit and are eventually transferred to the general wards, where it regain its wings and eventually fly off. Fed, a vegetarian diet of bread and cheese, treatments are free of cost and funded by Jain donations. The hospital separates its vegetarian patients from its non-vegetarian counterparts. Carnivorous predators such as eagles, hawks and falcons are housed exclusively on the first floor.
Every Saturday, a section of the roof is opened and the recovered birds fly away. The hospital follows a central tenet of Jainism - a commitment towards enabling the freedom of all living beings, no matter how small or insignificant it is. And once the birds are admitted, those are never returned to its owners for fear of likely confinement.
Old Delhi was founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658) who built what is commonly known as the old city or walled city, surrounded by a wall, with the main street Chandni Chowk in front of the Red Fort, the imperial residence.
During the Mughal period, the construction of a shikhara for a temple was not permitted. This temple did not have a formal shikhara until after India`s independence when the temple was extensively rebuilt.
Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir on Map