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Jainism in Mumbai

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Jainism in Mumbai

Inner dome of the Jain temple at Walkeshwar, Mumbai

Mumbai has one of the largest populations of Jains amongst all the cities in India. Mumbai also has numerous Jain temples. One of the best known is the Babu Amichand Panalal Adishwarji Jain Temple, Walkeshwar (Malabar Hill).

Jains are among of the most prosperous communities in Mumbai, with a number of big businesses owned and industries dominated by them


  • Godiji Parshwanath Temple 1
  • Religious organizations 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Godiji Parshwanath Temple

The Godiji Parshwanath Temple in Pydhonie is one of the oldest Jain temple in Mumbai, constructed in 1812. The white idol of the chief god Godi Parshwanatha was brought from an ancient temple at Hamirpur in Rajasthan.

Religious organizations

The Marathi Jains), Karnataka (Kannada Jains) and Goa.

See also


  1. ^ People of India: Maharashtra - Kumar Suresh Singh - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  2. ^ The Assembly of Listeners: Jains in Society - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  3. ^ A World Religions Reader - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 

External links

  • Newly evolving Online Portal/Directory for Jain Community.
  • A portal to connect jains and discuss about Jainism and other things
  • Jain Temple Mumbai
  • Jain Trust of Mumbai
  • Jain Religion
  • eDerasar

Jainism in Maharashtra

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