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A Jain
Jain
temple is the place of worship for Jains, the followers of Jainism,[1] Derasar is a word used for a Jain
Jain
temple in Gujarat
Gujarat
and southern Rajasthan. Basadi is a Jain
Jain
shrine or temple in Karnataka[2] The word is generally used in South India, as well as in Maharashtra. Its historical use in North India
North India
is preserved in the names of the Vimala Vasahi and Luna Vasahi temples of Mount Abu. The Sanskrit word is vasati, it implies an institution including residences of scholars attached to the shrine.[3]

Contents

1 Architecture 2 Etiquette 3 Gallery

3.1 India 3.2 Outside India

4 See also 5 Notes 6 External links

Architecture[edit]

Jain
Jain
Tirtha, Shravanabelagola

Jain
Jain
temples are built with various architectural designs.[4] Jain temples in North India
North India
are completely different from the Jain
Jain
temples in South India, which in turn are quite different from Jain
Jain
temples in West India. There are two type of Jain
Jain
temples:

Shikar-bandhi Jain
Jain
temple(one with the dome) and Ghar Jain
Jain
temple ( Jain
Jain
house temple without dome).

All shikar-bandhi Jain
Jain
temples have many marble pillars which are carved beautifully with Demi god posture. There is always a main deity also known as mulnayak in each derasar. The main part of Jain
Jain
temple is called "Gambhara" (Garbha Graha) in which there is the stone carved God idol. One is not supposed to enter the Gambhara without taking a bath and without wearing puja (worship) clothes. A Jain
Jain
temple which is older than 100 years and is known as a pilgrimage center is often termed a Tirtha. The main deity of a Jain
Jain
temple is known as a mula nayak.[5] A Manastambha
Manastambha
(column of honor) is a pillar that is often constructed in front of Jain
Jain
temples. It has four 'Moortis' i.e. stone figures of the main god of that temple. One facing each direction: North, East, South and West.[6] Etiquette[edit] There are some guidelines to follow when one is visiting a Jain temple:[7]

Before entering the temple, one should bathe and wear fresh washed clothes or some special puja (worship) clothes - while wearing these one must neither have eaten anything nor visited the washroom. However, drinking of water is permitted. One should not take any footwear(including socks) inside the temple. Leather items like a belt, purse etc. are not allowed inside the temple premises. One should not be chewing any edibles (food, gum, mints, etc.), and no edibles should be stuck in the mouth. One should try to keep as silent as possible inside temple. Mobile phones should not be used in the temple. One should keep them switched off.

Prevailing traditional customs should be followed regarding worshipping at the temple and touching an idol. They can vary depending on the region and the specific sect. Gallery[edit] India[edit]

Jal Mandir, Shikharji

Ellora
Ellora
Jain
Jain
cave basadi

Ranakpur
Ranakpur
Jain
Jain
temple, Ranakpur, Rajasthan

Dilwara Temples

Lodhruva
Lodhruva
Jain
Jain
temple

Soniji Ki Nasiyan

Nakoda

Shri Mahavirji
Shri Mahavirji
Jain
Jain
Temple, Rajasthan

Samovsaran Mandir in Palitana, Gujarat

Vasai Jain
Jain
Temple, Kutch, Gujarat

Hutheesing Jain
Jain
Temple

Girnar Jain
Jain
temples

Taranga

Saavira Kambada Basadi, Moodbidri, Karnataka

Akkana Basadi

Brahma Jinalaya, Lakkundi

Jain
Jain
Narayana temple

Jal Mandir, Pawapuri

Shantinath Jain
Jain
Teerth, Maharashtra

Shree Dharmachakra Prabhav Tirth, Gajpanth

Parshvanath Temple in Khajuraho

Jaina caves at Gopachal Hill, Gwalior Fort

Lal Mandir, Delhi

Mannargudi Mallinatha Swamy Jain
Jain
Temple

Calcutta
Calcutta
Jain
Jain
Temple in Calcutta

Ancient Jain
Jain
temples at Pakbirra, Purulia, West Bengal

Kulpakji
Kulpakji
Temple at Nalgonda, Telangana

Jain
Jain
Temple complex, Deogarh

Outside India[edit]

Jain
Jain
Temple, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

The original Gori Temple with 52 domes forms part of the collection of Nagarparkar Temples
Nagarparkar Temples
in the Sindh
Sindh
province of Pakistan

Jain
Jain
temple, Antwerp, Belgium

Jain
Jain
Center of Greater Phoenix (JCGP), Phoenix, Arizona

See also[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jain
Jain
temples.

Jainism
Jainism
portal

Jainism List of Jain
Jain
temples Ranakpur Jain
Jain
flag Jain
Jain
art Tirtha Jain
Jain
sculpture Manastambha Karnataka Tamil Nadu

Notes[edit]

^ Babb, Lawrence, A (1996). Absent lord: ascetics and kings in a Jain ritual culture. Published University of California Press. p. 66.  ^ "Basadi".  ^ "Architecture of the Indian Subcontinent - Glossary".  ^ Jain
Jain
temples in India and around the world,Laxmi Mall Singhvi, Tarun Chopra, Himalayan Books, 2002 ^ Jaina Iconography, Volume 1 of Jaina-rūpa-maṇḍana, Umakant Premanand Shah, Abhinav Publications, 1987,p. 149 ^ http://www.pluralism.org/religion/jainism/introduction/tirthankaras ^ CultureShock! India: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette, Gitanjali Kolanad, Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd, 2008 p. 45

External links[edit]

2 idols stolen from Basadi Jain
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basadi to be renovated Basadi at Moodabidri Mysore basadi History Jaim basadi An ancient site connected with Jainism Touch of wonder to pilgrimage The Jain
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Legacy In Karnataka Karnataka’s hotbed of Jain
Jain
religion Derasar and Dargah coexist in Gandhi's Gujarat Jaina Architecture in India, Comprehensive study of Jain
Jain
architecture with high quality photos. Photos of Mulnayak in Jain
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Temples List of jain temples and tirths in India

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Jain
temples in North America

Bihar

Pawapuri Statue of Vasupujya

Delhi

Sri Digambar Jain
Jain
Lal Mandir Naya Mandir Ahinsa Sthal

Gujarat

Bhadreshwar Girnar Hutheesing Mahudi Palitana Shankheshwar Taranga

Jharkhand

Shikharji

Karnataka

Badami cave temples Dharmasthala Temple Jain
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Temple, Lakkundi Panchakuta Basadi, Kambadahalli Saavira Kambada Basadi Sankighatta Shravanabelagola

Kerala

Anantnath Swami Temple Jain
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Temple, Kidanganad Jainimedu Jain
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temple Kattil Madam Temple

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Gajpanth Kumbhoj Statue of Ahimsa

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Temple-I Parsvanath Jain
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Beds Mannargudi Mallinatha Swamy Jain
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Math Thirakoil

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Uttar Pradesh

Jambudweep Digamber Jain
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Mandir Hastinapur

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