India is a country of myriad religions. Each religion has its fair share of followers. The Jain religion is no exception. Presently the number of Jain devotees cross more than three millions. If anyone is interested in knowing about the essence of this religion there is no better place than India, the country where it originated. In fact Jain architectural magnificence is manifested in different Religious Monuments located in India. The Jain Temple in Chennai, Tamil Nadu reveals yet another aspect of this religion.
The Jain Temple is located at T. Nagar in Chennai. This 70 feet high structure is two tiered and is built of lime and soapstone and marble. On account of the use of marble, the Jain Temple has a very dazzling appearance. The glittering Jain Temple is sure to impress you.
It is one of the finest examples of modern temple art. Popularly known as the Shantinath Jain Mandir , one of its chief characteristic is the elevated sanctum. A visitor can reach the sanctum only after climbing a flight of stairs. It is important for the visitors to keep in mind the fact that even though the temple is open to people of all religions, the sanctum of the Jain Temple can be entered by only those who have taken a bath in the temple.
The biggest festival of the Jains is Mahavir Jayanti. On this occasion, a large number of Jain followers assemble here to participate in the joy and revelry. If you are on a tour to the capital city of Chennai make sure that you do not miss out on this sparkling edifice in marble.