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Mathura Chaurasi, Mathura


Before Hinduism took centre stage in Mathura, the town was a thriving centre for Buddhism and Jainism. Although most monasteries and temples were later destroyed by the Mughal rulers, some still stand and attract pilgrims the year round. The Mathura Chaurasi is a Jain temple and is one of the few places of worship in Mathura which is dedicated to Jain culture and faith. This sacred site is located near a forest and the Yamuna River.

The temple has colourful paintings and inscriptions on the walls, a feature typical of Jain culture and art. The temple is built across a wide rectangular expanse of land and has two dharamsalas with sixty rooms each. These rooms are well equipped to cater to the accommodation needs of visitors.

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