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The Kanch Mandir Indore

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The Kanch Mandir, as the name suggests, is a temple which is completely made up of glass and mirrors. It is also known as the Seth Hukamchand Temple, as The Kanch Mandir was built by the "Cotton King" Sir Hukamchand Seth in the early 20th century. The Kanch Mandir is primarily a Jain temple and is a wonder in glass. The walls, ceiling, floor, pillars, doors, everything here is entirely adorned with glass. The Kanch Mandir always been an object of interest for almost all the Hindu rulers in India.

The dazzling Sheesh Mahal inside Amer Fort of Rajasthan is an exemplary piece of art and provides a breathtaking sight. The Kanch Mandir of Indore is somewhat the same. The major distinction being that it is a temple rather than a palace. Owing to its beauty, the palace attracts a number of tourists. Kanch Mandir is situated quite close to the Rajwada. The Kanch Mandir is decorated with thousands of mirrors with patterned ceramic tiles.

The charisma of the The Kanch Mandir is further intensified with the delicately crafted Chinese lantern-type glass lamps and cut glass chandeliers. The interiors of the Kanch Mandir are just fascinating. The Kanch Mandir boasts of more than 50 murals depicting Jain stories. They also depict scenes of conversion to Jainism, persecution of sinners in the afterlife and 19th century court life. The Kanch Mandir is quite different from all the other such monuments in the country.