Dharmanath Swetamber Jain Glass Temple
At a distance of 3.5 km from Kanpur Central, Dharmanath Swetamber Jain Glass Temple is a Jain temple located in the General Ganj locality of Kanpur city. Popularly called Jain Glass Temple, it is one of the top Kanpur places to visit.
Jain Glass Temple was built by the Jain community as a mark of reverence to the 24 Tirthankaras of their religion. The temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavira and his disciples. Constructed in the traditional architectural style, the entire temple is adorned with intricate glass-cut designs with an elaborately designed structure. The floors are done up in marble and the interior consists of ornamental arches. The beautiful Jain Glass Temple cannot be missed during your Kanpur Trip.
Inside the Glass Temple, one can find the statues embodying Bhagwan Mahavir and the Tirthankaras under a massive canopy on a marble platform. There are various hand-crafted statues, attractive embellishments, and delicate glass murals that highlight important details of Jain history and traditions. The temple also has a beautiful garden that accommodates prominent sculptures of Jain deities.
With its grand 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. The morning hours are the best time to visit the temple when the glass structure catches the falling sunlight, dazzling beautifully.
Timings: 8 AM - 12 PM & 4 PM - 5 PM