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Kaanch Mandir, Indore
Kaanch Mandir is actually a Jain Temple, located in the bounds of proper Indore city.
 
 Kaanch Mandir, IndoreThe Jains are followers of Mahavira, which is a much stern religion compared to Buddhism. Mahavira was the last Ttirthankara, who is a man behind creating the four-fold order namely Monk, Nun, Layman and the Laywoman. There are two different sects of Jains- Digamvaras and the Swetamvaras. These aspects of Jainism have been elaborately carved on the walls of the Kaanch Mandir.

The Kaanch Mandir of Indore is primarily a temple built exclusively with glass shreds and cuttings. The exteriors are built plainly, while the entire interior-walls, ceilings, floor, pillars and doors are all embellished with glass. The glasses are coloured, displaying a rare innovation and brilliance. The Jain king known as Cotton King, Sir Hukumchand Seth erected the temple. It was built in the 20th century and the materials for the temples have been collected from various places like Italy and Europe. They include the Chinese Lantern Type coloured glass and Cut Glass Chandeliers. Intricately painted numerous glass paintings can be reviewed, which prove that they have been handled with care and meticulousness. The glass beads and the raised figure have a misleading impact on the eye, creating a three-dimensional effect and the effect of expansiveness. Elaborate inscriptions can also be seen decorated on the glass walls Kaanch Mandir of Indore.

(Last Updated on : 10/09/2010)
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