Pareshnath Jain Temple

Pareshnath Jain Temple is located in the north-east of Kolkata. The temple is decorated with mirrors, colored stones and mosaics made of glass. It has a beautiful garden around it. It has blocks of glass mosaics and European statues, painted with silver paint.

Construction of the Pareshnath Jain Temple of Kolkata was done by Ray Badridas Bahadur in 1867. The aesthetic beauty and serenity attracts tourists from all across the globe. Thousands of tourists as well as the people of Kolkata and from various parts of West Bengal visit this holy place in search of peace.

Pareshnath Jain Temple of Kolkata is actually a complex of 4 temples. The main shrine is dedicated to the 10th Jain Avtaar (incarnation of God) Sri Sital Nath Ji. The temple gateway is really worth seeing.

There you can see a small stream having on its sides a wide variety of flowers which gives you a heavenly feel. In the north, Pareshnath Jain Temple of Kolkata has got the greeting room and a museum. If you want to reach the veranda of the temple you will have to climb 13 marble stairs.

Another notable feature of Pareshnath Jain Temple in Kolkata is a lamp which burns with ghee and never extinguishes. To the south of the temple of Sri Sitala Nath Ji, is the temple of Sri Chanda Prabhujidev. It was constructed by Ganeshlal Kapoorchand Jahar in 1895. You can find still another temple towards your right in which Dadaji Garu and Kushalji Maharaj are worshiped. The fourth temple to the north, is dedicated to Mahavira.

The temple celebrates Paryushan in Bhadrav month that is in between 16 August and 15 September. Jains believe in ahimsa or peace and are committed to charitable deeds.

You can visit Pareshnath Jain Temple of Kolkata from 6.00 am to11.00 am and from 3.00 pm to7.00 pm on all the days.

Last Updated on : 23 October 2012