Pareshnath Jain Temple in Kolkata West Bengal

Here is some information about Pareshnath Jain Temple in Kolkata West Bengal India.


Location: Northeast of Kolkata
Built in: 1867
Built by: Ray Badridas Bahadur
Dedicated to: 10th Jain Avtaar Sri Sital Nath Ji
Entry: Free
Temple Timing: 6.00 am to11.00 am and
 from 3.00 pm to7.00 pm
Visiting timing: 1 Hour
Photography: Allow
Best time to Visit:  All time
Nearest Railway Station:Kolkata
Nearest Airport:Netaji Subhas Chandra Bhose International airport

Pareshnath Jain Temple is located in the north-east of Kolkata. The temple is decorated with mirrors, colored stones and mosaics made of glass. It has a beautiful garden around it. It has blocks of glass mosaics and European statues, painted with silver paint. Pareshnath Jain temple is a very famous temple of Calcutta that was built by an art connoisseur named Ray Badridas Bahadur in 1867. 
There are four temples here. The main temple is dedicated to the 10th Jain Avtaar (incarnation of God) Sri Sital Nath Ji. The gateway of the temple is a pleasant spectacle to behold.

An arboretum embellishes the place along with many effigys. There is a small stream which has an array of flowers on all sides. In the north, is the greeting room and a museum. One can reach the veranda of the temple by climbing thirteen marble stairs.

Here is a lamp which burns with ghee and is never extinguished. On the south of the temple of Sri SitalaNath Ji stands the temple of Sri Chanda Prabhujidev. Ganeshlal Kapoorchand Jahar constructed it in 1895. There is another temple towards the right where Dadaji Garu and Kushalji Maharaj are worshipped. The 4th temple towards the north, belongs to Mahavira the last guru of the Jains.

Main Jain temple is the Paryushan celebrated in Bhadrav month. Jains observe ahimsa, listen to recitations of scriptures of worship and perform charitable deeds. Last day of festival is called samvatsari.

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How to Rich Pareshnath Jain Temple in Kolkata
By Air : Kolkata is well connected by air to all major countries in the world, as well as to Indian cities. The air carriers that have flights to and from the city include Aeroflot, Air France, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Gulf Air, Indian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Royal Nepal Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways International.

By Rail : Trains are available from all parts of the country to Calcutta. Most inward bound trains stop at Howrah, which is also the station from which major trains to other cities depart. Most trains heading to areas such as New Jalpaiguri and other provinces in the north-east stop at the other station, Sealdah. Local trains to nearby towns are available from both stations, depending on which part of West Bengal you want to go to. Since Howrah and Sealdah are not exactly a hop, skip and jump away from each other, do remember to check which station you need you board your train from, when you buy your ticket!

By Road - A few buses ply from Orissa and Bihar to Calcutta. However, these are highly uncomfortable and best avoided. Buses are also available to nearby towns, especially if you wish to visit Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri on your trip to Calcutta. Depending on which direction you're heading in, buses could depart from the end of the Maidan near Chowringhee Road, or the bus stand at Babu Ghat near Fort William. A few tour operators have their own private bus stands, so do make inquiries.

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