Jain Glass Temple

Kanpur is a bustling industrial city, which has a significant role in India's struggle for independence. The city of Uttar Pradesh has a deep-rooted religious culture which can be found in its tourist attractions. Among the revered shrines of Kanpur is the Jain Glass Temple which deserves a special mention.

The secular temple is dedicated to worshippers of Jainism, the legendary Lord Mahavira and the remaining 23 Jain Tirthankaras. The Jain Glass Temple is located in Maheshwari Mohal behind the famous Kamla Tower. The temple is exquisitely and elaborately adorned in glass and enamel works.

The entire temple is made of glass. One can view spectacular ornate mirror work in and around the temple on the ceiling, walls and floors. With an eye to precision and detail, the temple also houses vibrant stained glass murals that vividly narrate the teachings of the venerable Jain scriptures.

The floors are done up in marble and the interiors have ornamental arches that captivate visitors and devotees the moment they enter the temple. The temple also houses figurines of Lord Mahavira and the 23 Jain Tirthankaras which are placed on a huge pedestal and shrouded by an ornate canopy.

A visit to Kanpur's Jain Glass Temple overwhelms the tourists with an aura of celestial peace and portrays a fine representation of the secularism which prevails in India.

Last Updated on 27 September 2012