❌❌ JAIN MANDIR DADABARI ❌❌
Just off the main Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, about half a kilometer away is one of the beautiful Jain temples, standing there for more than 800 years. It is popularly known as Dada Bari or Dadabari Jain Temple.
The story behind the Dada Bari temple goes like this. Manidhari Dada Shri Jinchandra Suri was a famous Jain saint who lived in the early 13thcentury.
He was said to have a Mani on his forehead, which is a rare thing. I am not sure if this is a truth or a myth but the followers believe that it was so. He took Deeksha at a tender age of six years. By the time he was nine years old, he was already an Acharya. He was a great scholar and was said to excel in philosophical discussions or arguments which were a common practice amongst intellectuals in those days. As the Jain culture demands, he was supposed to be on his foot and roam around the world.
His guru could foresee his death in Delhi, so he told him that you go wherever you want to go but do not enter Delhi. He went around doing his duty as a monk for years. Finally, when he was on the outskirts of Delhi, he was invited by the then reigning king Madanpal. Given the circumstances, he could not say No to him and entered Delhi. He built a Parsvanath temple in the area where Qutab Minar now stands. Thereafter he lived in Delhi and gave up his body at the young age of 26 only.
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