Ahinsa Sthal

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Ahinsa Sthal
Image of Tirthankara Mahāvīra
Statue of Tirthankara Mahāvīra at Ahinsa Sthal
Ahinsa Sthal is located in Delhi
Ahinsa Sthal
Shown within Delhi
Basic information
Location Mehrauli, Delhi, India
Geographic coordinates 28°31′13″N 77°11′24″E / 28.52028°N 77.19000°E / 28.52028; 77.19000Coordinates: 28°31′13″N 77°11′24″E / 28.52028°N 77.19000°E / 28.52028; 77.19000
Affiliation Jainism
Deity Mahavira
Festivals Mahavir Jayanti
Date established 1980
Temple(s) 2

Ahinsa Sthal is a Jain temple located in Mehrauli, Delhi. The main deity of the temple is Mahavira, the 24th and last Tirthankara (human spiritual guide) of Avasarpiṇī (present half cycle of time). A magnificent statue of Tirthankara Mahāvīra is installed here.[1]


The statue of Mahavira was carved out of a granite rock in Karkala, the height of the statue is 13 feet 6 inches. Its weight is around 30 tonnes, the height of the lotus pedestal is 2 feet 8 inches and it weighs around 17 tonnes.


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  1. ^ Kurt Titze; Klaus Bruhn (1998). Jainism: A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-violence. Motilal Banarsidass Publisher. p. 266. ISBN 8120815343. Retrieved 24 October 2015.