Universität Bonn

Abteilung für Asiatische und Islamische Kunstgeschichte


Vāsupūjyasvāmī Temple

The modern Vāsupūjyasvāmī Temple, constructed at Mylapore in Chennai in 1994, is one of at least eleven Śvetāmbara Jaina places of worship in Chennai. In the temple, images of Vāsupūjyasvāmī have been installed as main religious icons on the ground and first floor levels. These are surrounded by representations of other Jinas and gaṇadharas. Particularly beautiful are the pierced stone screens (jālīs) which adorn the temple. The tall basement storey of the temple houses temple offices.

View towards the temple from the northwest © Julia A.B. Hegewald
View towards the shrine (ground floor) © Julia A.B. Hegewald
Interior view (1st floor) © Julia A.B. Hegewald
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