|Location||Itwaria Bazaar, Indore, Indore (Map)|
|Entry Fee & Timings||Kanch Mandir timings 05:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 04:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m, No entry fee|
|Place Type||Jain Temple, Religious Place|
|Place visit with||Family, Friends|
About Kanch Mandir
The Kanch Mandir located in Indore is completely made of glass. It was built in 1903 by famous businessman Seth Hukumchand Jain. The temple is built like a palace from the outside but the inner walls, ceiling, floor, pillars and doors of the temple are all made of glass and cut glass chandeliers. The main idols of Lord Mahavir situated in the temple are decorated with black onyx and multicolored.
Artisans were specially called from Jaipur and Iran for the construction of the temple. The stained glass and mirror panels depict various aspects of Jainism with lavishly intricate details. The temple celebrates Jain festivals with great enthusiasm and enthusiasm.
Architecture of Kanch Mandir
The Kanch Mandir has more than 50 murals depicting Jain stories. These paintings in the temple depict scenes of conversion to Jainism and images of sinners being tortured in the afterlife. There are also Chinese style glass chandeliers and glass lamps inside the temple which look amazingly beautiful.
Everything in this temple from the ceiling to the walls and doors is decorated with mirrors and mirrors and it looks like the Sheesh Mahal in Amer Fort of Rajasthan.
Interesting facts about Kanch Mandir
- Many historical events and traditions of Jainism have been built on the Kanch Mandir.
- During the celebration of Sugandha Dashami, a thing called Mandal is prepared which is made using multicolored rice powder.
- Kanch Mandir is popular for its splendid architecture and grand celebrations organized during Jain festivals.
- Photography is not allowed inside the temple, so do not carry a camera.
- The sanctum sanctorum of the temple has idols of Tirthankaras adorned with mirrors on both sides
How to reach Kanch Mandir
By Bus:- There is Gangwal Bus Stop near Kanch Mandir which is situated at a distance of 1.3 km, you can reach the temple on foot or by booking a rickshaw.
By Rail:- Nearest junction to Kanch Mandir is Indore Junction which is 2.7 km away from here you can take auto to the temple.
By Metro:- Metro station (Bada Ganpati) is 1.7 km away from Kanch Mandir, from here you will easily get auto or rickshaw to the temple.
By Air:- The distance from Kanch Mandir to Indore airport is 5.8 km. From here you can book a cab and go to the temple comfortably.
Nearby famous places
- Sitlamata Falls
- Sarafa Bazaar
- Bada Ganpati
- Rang Panchmi
- Chhatri Bagh
- Lal Bagh Palace