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Ladnun - Jain Vishva Bharati - Trip To Spirituality [27.1] Town Walk 5

Published: 23.01.2005
Updated: 15.02.2008

On our way to the 'old' and the 'new' Jain temple, we reached a street situated on the highest elevation of Ladnun.

While walking we were not aware of this fact, and then we went around the corner...

and noticed an ascending slant. The combination of white-grey mottled marble with golden colour, together with the cornices crowning the entry, indicated that we had arrived at the 'old' Jain temple of Ladnun.

Having entered the main hall, the beauty of the location charmed us.

Then we were told that we have to descend to visit the 'real old' temple. It seems people were much smaller then.

The 'real old' temple is still used for prayers and teachings, as everybody can easily recognise by concentrating on the lower right corner of the photo.

In the main hall of the 'old' Jain temple, some interesting religious expositions are shown. In little showcases various situations of Lord Mahavira's life can be seen, some of them demonstrating how and to whom he gave lectures, together with ancient Jain devotional objects. We would have liked to show more details, but there was not enough light and the objects were covered with thick layers of dust. In the middle left, Karuna is trying hard to catch a glimpse.

This meticulously handcrafted plate with all 24 Tirthankars is one of the treasures of the temple.

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