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Kanch Mandir

History

Kanch Mandir or the Temple of Glass is a well-known Jain temple situated in Indore. Built by the “Cotton King” Seth Hukumchand Jain around 1903, the temple is made of white stone.

The interior of the temple is decorated by glass panels and mosaics. The embellishments on the temple are of old and medieval Jain style, with the main novelty being the use of colourful glass and mirrors. In the main area i.e. Garbhagriha, the (Jain Gods) are kept with mirrors on both sides, thus their images can be seen infinite times.

The temple has a glistening black onyx statue of Lord Mahavira, the charm of the shrine is intensified with the skilfully crafted Chinese lantern-type glass lamps and cut glass chandeliers. The inside of the temple is very enticing and it has more than 50 frescoes revealing Jain stories.

The temple is a place of curiosity for both the Jain pilgrims as well as the travelers.

Best time to visit

November to March is a good time to visit the place. However, if one wishes to witness the grandeur of the temple during some Jain festival, then the time to visit is during that time.

Trivia

More than 50 panels are created using vibrant mirror pieces illustrating narratives from Jain customs and perceptions.

Timing

The temple opens at 10:00 am and closes around 10:00 pm every day.


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