Kanch Mandir is actually a Jain Temple located at Indore. Indore abounds in numerous temples and heritage sires. One of them is the Kanch Mandir. This temple is one of the prime attractions at Indore at present. The Jains are supposed to be the followers of Mahavira. It is a stringent religion and harder than Buddhism. Mahavira was the last Tirthankara. A Tirthankara is the one who creates the four fold order namely the Monk, Nun, Layman and the laywoman. There are two different sects of Jains. They are Digamvara and the Svetambara. While the latter wears white clothes the latter does not wear any. Jainism has been elaborately inscribed in the glass paintings of the Kanch Mandir, Indore.
The Kanch Mandir in Indore is basically constructed from glass cuttings. The glasses are colored and display rare originality and splendor. The Jain king also known as the Cotton King, Sir Hukamchand erected the Kanch Mandir. It was built in the 20th Century and the materials for the temple have been collected from the various sources like Italy and Europe.
They include the Chinese Lantern Type Colored Glass, Cut Glass Chandeliers. There are also the presence of numerous glass paintings that are excellent and nicely painted with precision and care. The glad beads and also the raised figure have a vast impact on the eye, it gives a three dimensional image to the eye and produces the impact of expansiveness. In the Glass you may find the Jain scriptures and they are beautifully decorated in the wall over the glass.