Kanch ka Mandir (Jain Glass Temple)

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Timings : 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Time Required : 1 - 2 hours

Entry Fee : Free

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Kanch ka Mandir (Jain Glass Temple), Kanpur Overview

Translating to the Jain Glass Temple, the Kanch ka Mandir is located in the Maheshwari Mohal. This dainty temple made out of glass honours the powerful Lord Mahavira and the remaining 23 Jain Tirthankaras.

There are various hand-crafted statues, attractive embellishments and delicate glass murals that highlight important details of Jain history and traditions. The temple also cites a beautiful garden attached to it. This garden accommodates prominent sculptures of Jain deities.

With its royal architecture featuring canopies and grand archways, the temple creates an atmosphere fit for the divine, which is enhanced through access to ancient scripts preserved for learning and prayer. This temple is a well-known sacred spot among the devotees and visitors to the region.

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Architecture of Kanch ka Mandir

Kanch ka Mandir is an architectural spectacle that displays the use of customary techniques of design and is fashioned entirely out of glassware. This includes its walls, floors, pillars, panels, doors and ceilings, which showcase intricate carvings and decorative mirror-work.

The temple features life-size idols and brilliant paintings of Lord Mahavira and his disciples along with a strategically designated seating area for the purpose of prayer and reading ancient scriptures available within the temple. The marble floors complement the elegant ceilings that symbolize the life of Jain deities.

Tips

  1. Wear appropriate clothing, avoiding shorts, short skirts, etc.
  2. Remove shoes before entering the temple.
  3. The parking area is limited.
  4. Donations are only accepted from Jain followers.

How To Reach Kanch ka Mandir (Jain Glass Temple)

Kanch ka Mandir is accessible via roadways, trains and flights. The Jain Glass Temple at General Ganj Kanpur is about 4 km from Kanpur city and can be reached via a 15-minute drive. Kanch ka Mandir is about 11 km from the Kanpur Airport, it can be accessed via a 20 to 30-minute drive.

The Kanpur Railway Station is just about 1.5 to 3.5 km from the temple and can be covered through a 12-minute drive or a 20 to 25-minute walk. The Kanpur Interstate Bus Station is also at a convenient location of just about 2.9 to 3.8 km from the temple, which can be reached with a 12 to 15-minute drive. 

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