Ahinsa Sthala

Ahinsa Sthala

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  • Loaction: Badarpur road and Aurobindo marg in Mehrauli, Delhi,
  • Timings: 6.00 am to 6.00 pm,
  • Nereast Metro Station: Qutub Minar, Saket,
  • Photography: Nil,
  • Entrance Fee: Nil

Ahinsa sthala is a jain temple which is located on the intersection of Badarpur road and Aurobindo marg in Mehrauli, Delhi. The temple is a religious place for people of jain community. The main idol in this temple is of Lord Mahavira who was the 24th and last teerthankar of jain religion. The idol is made of granite stone. The height of the idol is 13feet and 6 inches and it weighs around 30 tonnes. The idol is placed on the base of lotus whose height is 2feet and 8 inches and weighs around 17 tonnes. There are also two idols of lions placed one each around the each side idol of the deity.

People of all the religions come here to worship and offer prayers. The environment here is very peaceful and filled with joy and happiness.

There is a beautiful park near to Ahinsasthala. Apart from religious importance there is  a light house which was created by british officer Sir Thomas Mettcalfe. Because of this reason, it is also known aas Metcalfe battery house.

Ahankaar ka bhaav na rakhu na hi kisi par krodh karu
Dekh doosron ki badhti ko kabhi na eershya bhaav dharu
Rahe bhaavna aisi meri saral-satya vyavhaar karu
Bane jahan tak is jeevan mein auron ka upkaar karu

I shall not be too proud nor shall I be angry towards anyone
I shall not be envious of anybody’s success
My behaviour shall be true and nice
As long as I shall live, I shall be helpful to others.

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