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Visit These Interesting Jain Museums in India

Written By: Siji Ram

India is rich in its diverse traditions, culture and heritage. Many cultures and communities co-exist here observing and preserving their tradition. Several of their past can be revisited at the museums that showcase art pieces and other documents from the past.

Jainism is one of the communities in India that exist along with other religions. There are several Jain sculptures, temples and museums that tell you more about the history and existence of Jainism. Let us visit some of the famous Jain museums in India that help us know the religion better through their exhibits.

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Shri Vishal Jain Museum - Palitana

This museum is located in Palitana, Gujarat. The museum has an exquisite collection of artefacts, idols and other articles from the history of Jainism. There are also images and other documents on the life of Lord Mahavira. You can find ancient manuscripts here that are written on palm leaves.

Opening Hours: 11am-3pm and 4pm-6pm daily

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Digambar Jain Sangrahalay - Ujjain

Digambar Jain Sangrahalay is a Jain museum that is located in Ujjain. The museum boasts to be one of its kind for its 3D Theatre with 5.1 Surround Sound, Digital Displya and the Light & Sound Show. The museum also has a collection of around 560 statues and an extensive gallery of 24 Tirthankars (spiritual leaders of Jainism) from Lord Aadinath to Lord Mahavira.

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Jain Museum - Khajuraho

The Jain Museum at Khajuraho, also known as Sahu Shantiprasad Jain Kala Sangrahalaya, is located amidst the Eastern Group of temples here. The museum houses more than hundred Jain sculptures that throw light on the history of Jainism. You can find several 'yakshi' sculptures and statues of the 24 Tirthankaras at the entrance of the museum.

Opening Hours: 8am-5pm on all days except Sundays

Jain Museum - Giridih

Located at Madhuban in Giridih, the Jain Museum here is one of the best museums of Jharkhand. It portrays stories of Tirthankaras in the form of images and sculptures. It also has photographs from the famous Jain temples in India. The ivory idols of the museum are a sight not to be missed.

Visit these elaborate museums to know more about Jainism, their leaders, their culture, and their way of life that closely connects to India.

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