Tijara Jain temple

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Tijara Jain temple
श्री 1008 चंद्रप्रभु दिगंबर जैन अतिशय क्षेत्र
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Tijara Jain Temple
Affiliation Jainism
Deity Chandraprabhu
LocationDehra, Tijara, Rajasthan
India Rajasthan location map.svg
Location in Rajasthan
Geographic coordinates 27°56′N76°51′E / 27.93°N 76.85°E / 27.93; 76.85
Date established1986

Tijara Jain Temple is a digambar Jain temple dedicated to Chandraprabhu. 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]



The temple was established in 1956 following the recovery of an idol of Chandraprabha on 16 August 1956. [2] In 1972, another 8 inches (20 cm) idol chandraprabhu in the lotus position was discovered. 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. [1] [3]

Main temple and idol

The mulnayak of the temple is a 15 inches (38 cm) white marble idol of Chandraprabhu , the eighth tirthankara , in lotus position. According to the inscription, the idol was installed on the 3rd day of Vaishakha Shukla in 1497(V.S. 1554). Both the idols, with others, are installed in a rectangular temple decorated with pinnacles. The temple walls have elaborate carvings, paintings and intricate glasswork depicting various scenes of tirthankar's life and event in Jain legends. [1] The temple is considered an important Jain center. [3] [4]

There is a township in the name of Lord Chandraprabha as "Chandralok City" spread in more than 100 acre, on main road. [5]

There is a 250 years old, Parshavanatha temple situated near the main temple. Navagraha Jain Temple and Padmavati temple are also near temple complex. [3]

Main temple

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  2. Dixit 2018.
  3. 1 2 3 Mansingka 2017.
  4. Raina & Agarwal 2004, p. 53.
  5. "Chandralok City". Real Estate Regulatory Authority .