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Jain Temple - Mumbai

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Address: Ridge Road | Walkeshwar (Malabar Hill), Mumbai (Bombay), India
Phone Number: 022/2369-2727
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: The city's most famous temple was built in 1904 and contains ornate...
The city's most famous temple was built in 1904 and contains ornate sculptures and paintings.
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Be prepared for the nude priests

Very cultural experience. We saw so many temples, but this was the only one where the priests take a "total" vow of poverty and have no possessions whatsoever, not even clothes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2012
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

This small temple serves as an introduction to the Jain religion. The temple must be experienced to appreciate it. There is the sound of the bell announcing the arrival of adherents to worship; the murmur of quiet praying; the smell of incense and fresh flowers, all of which combine to create a special atmosphere. The building has some beautiful marble... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Interesting if you are going towards Malabar Hill, but certainly not worth a detour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Very cultural experience. We saw so many temples, but this was the only one where the priests take a "total" vow of poverty and have no possessions whatsoever, not even clothes.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

This was one of the nicest places we've seen in Mumbai. It was really worth quite long taxi & rickshaw ride. So quiet, peaceful and really amazing. Beautiful carved marbles and maybe alabaster, colourful paintings, statues of deities covered with fresh flowers and just specific atmosphere... Temple in the heart of hectic town is like out of space. You can... More 

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Jain temple also known as `Manas Mandir'. It is located at Asangaon. Very ancient & sacred place. Mahuli waterfall is the major attraction at Jain temple. How to get there - To reach Asangaon best way is railway. Catch the local train from Kalyan. 45 min. is the journey time. After reaching Asangaon railway station walk towards west side. Catch... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

On the day, that we came, non-Jains were excluded from the temple, for reasons that I didn't understand. Traffic in Mumbai is tough, and you don't want to make unnecessary side trips. So make sure that you can actually go into the temple before you go out of your way to get there.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

I was in mumbai, and wanted to see something different, Jain temple came on top of the charts in trip advisor. I must say i was not disappointed, though the temple was closed when i reached at this tony address of malabar hill in mumbai (its closed from 1 PM to 5 PM.) i am still glad i made this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

The temple is beautiful and you can get a very upfront look at the monks and worshippers. Archecturally interesting. A great place to learn about the religious practices of the Jain's.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

This is a relatively small temple which gives some idea as to the Jain religion. It has some nice carvings and is quite a spiritual place once you get through the hawkers outside. However, it does not even compare to the great Ranakpur Jain temple near Udaipur. Of you have seen the latter then forget about visiting this temple. Better... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

If you're in Mumbai (Bombai), you should probably visit this temple. It's not a big temple, but nevertheless have some good energy to it.

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