Jain Temple Dubai

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The Jain Temple, Dubai (referred to locally as Derasar) is a house temple (ghar derasar) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The temple caters for the large Jain community in the United Arab Emirates and is the only Shewtambar Jain temple in Bur Dubai, where most of the Jains reside. The temple complex comprises a Shri Vimalnath thirteenth tirthankar as moolnayak, Shri Shankeshwar Parshwanath twenty third thirthankar and Shri Sumtinath fifth thirthankar.

To get to Vimalnath Bhagwan ghar Derasar one can use public transit system and opt for Al Fahidi metro station or Al Musalla road. The ghar derasar is located on 6th floor of Musalla residential tower.

There are more than 10,000 Jains in Dubai as of 2012.

Jumeirah Lake Towers(JLT)

The other main Jain temple located in Dubai is at Jumeirah Lake Towers(locally referred as JLT derasar) is another ghar derasar with jain canteen (jain bhojnalay/bhojanshaala)/ chovihaar house facility. The mulnayak bhagwan of JLT derasar is Dharmnath bhagwan and the other pratimaji is of Mahavir swami bhagwan. Getting to JLT derasar is no hard business, one can get down at Jumeirah lake towers metro station and walking distance of 10 mins. To avail the facility of chovihaar / aayambil at bhojanshaala, one has to inform at least 3 hours in advance.

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