November 4, 2012

Shantinath Jain Temple, Chennai

Site Name: Shantinath Jain Temple
Site Type: Jain temple
Location:  T. Nagar, Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: The most important Jain temple of Chennai city
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai
Nearest Airport: Chennai
How to reach: Well connected by road, rail and air
Hotel: A lot of options across the city
Restaurants: All sorts of restaurants are present in the city

Shantinath Jain temple, popularly called as T Nagar Jain temple, is the most important Jain temple in Chennai city. The strikingly beautiful marble temple has Shantinath as the main deity.

The ceiling is full of small sculptures of musicians, dancers and various Jain deities. The main idol has the idols of Sunvrath and Shreyansanath on either sides. Mahavir and Goutham are also found near the entrance of the main shrine. 

The prakara (corridor) surrounding the main shrine has two more shrine. The first shrine is dedicated to Padmavathy. The second shrine has six idols - Adinath, Anthariksha Parswanath, Jirawala Parswanath, Padmaprabhu, Sheetalnath and Neminath.

The white colored temple is locally popular for its beautiful modern day Jain temple architecture.

Happy travelling.

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