|Mehrauli, Delhi (Map)
|Entry Fee & Timings
|Timings :- This place is open on all days of the week and the referred timings are from 10 AM to 5 PM. Entry Fee:- Entry to this place is free.
|Temple, Religious Place
|Place visit with
|Family, Kids, Friends, Married Couples, Solo, Parants, Siblings
|Best time to visit
|September, October, November, December
About Ahinsa Sthal
Ahinsa Sthal, also known as Mahavir Ahinsa Sthal, is a major Jain temple and center of Jainism located in the Mehrauli area of New Delhi, India. It serves as a place of worship and reflection for followers of Jainism. This temple was constructed in 1980. The centerpiece of the temple is a 4 meter high statue of Mahavira, who according to Jain theology is the last Tirthankara of the present age. The sculpture depicts Mahavira sitting in a yoga posture, meditating and looking serene. This idol made of granite rock at Karkala is 13 feet 6 inches high. Its weight is about 30 tons. The complex is adorned with impressive sculptures of various Tirthankaras including the main idol of Lord Mahavira. The name Ahinsa Sthal emphasizes the principle of nonviolence, which is a fundamental tenet of Jain philosophy. The temple complex is designed to inspire contemplation on the importance of nonviolence in thought, action and speech.
Architecture of Ahinsa Sthal
The architecture of the Ahinsa Sthal reflects the Jain followers' devotion to their faith and provides a space for individuals to engage in spiritual practices and meditation. The intricate carvings, sculptures and design elements represent a visual representation of Jain philosophy and principles of non-violence, truth and self-discipline.
Interesting facts about Ahinsa Sthal
- The temple complex is known for its calm and serene atmosphere. It provides a serene environment for meditation, prayer and quiet contemplation.
- Ahinsa Sthal plays an important role in Jain festivals and events. Jain festivals, such as Mahavir Jayanti, are celebrated with enthusiasm in this temple.
- The temple is open to people of all religions and backgrounds, inviting visitors to experience the spiritual and architectural beauty of Jain culture.
- Owing to its historical and religious significance as well as its impressive sculptures and architecture, the Ahinsa Sthal attracts both pilgrims and tourists who wish to explore Jain heritage and philosop.
How to reach Ahinsa Sthal
By Metro :- The nearest metro station to Ahinsa Sthal is Qutub Minar. It is a 24-minute walk away.
By Bus :- The nearest bus stops to Ahinsa Sthal are TB Hospital and Lado Sarai Crossing. It is a 3 minutes walk away.
By Road :- Delhi is well connected by road, you can easily reach Ahinsa Sthal by booking auto or taxi.
Nearby famous places
- Qutub Minar 1.5 kms away
- Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb 1.5 kms away
- Balban's Tomb 1.7 kms away
- Hauz Khas Village 5.5 kms away
- Chhatarpur Temple 5.5 kms away
- Lotus Temple 10 kms away
- Humayun's Tomb 12 kms away
- India Gate 14 kms away
- Rashtrapati Bhavan 16 kms away