21 May 2013

Lodha Dham

The first thing which comes to our mind when we hear of Lodha are those luxurious properties in Mumbai..  It has been the second largest real estate developer by revenue.. Lodha Foundation has been indulged in many social activities in the fields of education, healthcare, women empowerment. 
Lodha Vihar Dham in Vasai, is dedicated to the travelling Jain Munis. Realizing the need to provide a comfortable stop over for Jain Munis, Lodha Foundation has built a Jain Derasar with attached dharamshala that houses over 200 pilgrims. Lodha Dham is being quipped with state of art water harvesting and recharge technology. This ensures we give back more than we take from Mother Nature.
The campus has a temple, library, catering area and a gathering place for devotees. The temple carved of marble is dedicated to Simandhara Swami. 
Lodha Dham

Lodha Dham
  
Lodha Dham

Lodha Dham
  
  The library has a collection of more than 5lakh Jainism books , with Samavasaran at the centre.
Lodha Dham

Lodha Dham

Lodha Dham
 And the catering area, though this is only for Jain community.
Lodha Dham
The whole Dham is so serene and worth to spend an evening at. You can also attend the evening Arti at 7PM.
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26 comments:

  1. channagidhey :)I wish I cud go there....Meghana. nice photographs .
    http://chitranavada.blogspot.in

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    1. Happy to find a comment in Kannada.... Thank you Chitra....

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  2. Beautiful captures of a lovely property

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  3. Nice place to visit. Like the pictures.

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  4. What a nice idea to build a dham for the travelling munis. Through your pictures, it looks like a very peaceful place to be at. Wonderful post, Meghana! Many thanks for the virtual tour. :)

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  5. its a beautiful temple,, is it in Vasai?

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    1. Yes SJ, its in Vasai, on NH8...Thanks for visiting....

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  6. Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. What an amazing place! great images :)

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  8. What an amazing place. So gorgeous in all its details.

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  9. What a beautiful temple and stopping point for pilgrims. A beautiful post.

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    1. Mridula, my daughter's last week of vacation, bit busy with her homeworks... Have so much to post.. Thanks for dropping in...

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  11. Absolute a Great heritage site!
    it is really a must visited destination in Mumbai.
    In Mumbai, Lodha Dham is a perfect place to the visit.


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    1. True Ercotravels, its a must visit destination in Mumbai...

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  12. Nice article, such a very useful information about Jain Teerth and Jain Religion. Thanks for it.

    Regards,
    Jain Tirth

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