Constructed on the lines similar to those of the famous Dilwara Temple, Shri Digamber Jain temple Sanghiji, serves as a jewel in the crown of Sanganer. This temple is the most ancient and beautiful temple in the region and attracts pilgrims from far and near. Here, the presiding deity of the temple, Lord Adinath, can be seen seated in a Padmasana posture. The exteriors of the temple are built in red stone and boast of many attractive sculpted images. Commonly referred to as the “Lal Mandir”, Shri Digamber Jain Temple is also known for its intricate carvings--which remind visitors of those present on the walls of the majestic Dilwara Temple, located in the laecuity of Mount Abu.
Digamber Jain Temple belongs to the Old School of Architecture and is built in different phases –with sky-high shikharas, towers and spires making it look all the more beautiful. The last phase of construction in this temple had taken place in the 10th century. The inner sanctum or the beautiful Nij-Mandir is typically a stone shrine boasting of three pinnacles. It houses the idol of Parshwanath, which is quite distinctive in character and has a hood made of seven serpants. The carvings of creepers , lotuses and elephants draining water from the pitchers held in their trunk add to the beauty of this idol and make it all the more appealing. However, the main deity of Shri Digamber Jain Temple is obviously Sant Adinath, whose idol is installed in a location behind the idol of Parshwanath.
|Visit Duration||30-45 minutes|