Jain Temple, Varanasi

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Varanasi is a city of temples that represent all the important religions and cultures in the country particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. The city and its neighboring areas boast of being the native place of five Jain Tirathankars — saint preachers — Suparshav, Chandapraphu, Parshvnath, Shreas and Parshva.

The Jain temple is situated three kilometers from the Banaras Hindu University and four kilometers from Banaras Cantonment in Shri Parshwanath Digambar Jain Tirtha Kshetra at Bhelupur in Varanasi.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Parshvnath, the twenty third Tirthankar of Jain faith, who was also born in Varanasi in 800 BC. A visit to this magnificent temple provides a veritable treat to the eyes. Its bright golden spire draws the attention from a distance.

The devotees visiting the temple are filled with blissful peace and tranquility as they enter its premises. Although the temple can be visited any time of the year, the best time to visit it, however, is the first week of January.

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