“It is 2021 & I visited post lockdown in November 2020. Teenmurti (Also called ‘Trimurti’, 3 individual idols/statues) Digambar Jain Temple (Mandir) Atishay Kshetra is a religious place of Digambar Jain community, Located inside Borivali National Park forest area of Mumbai.
3 giant statues of Jain gods which are 21 to 31 feet are the main tourist attraction inside. There is more to this religious place, Details of which are below along with a guide on How to reach, Less explored route, Timings, Pictures, Address and more..”
Religious & Tourist Attractions
Primarily a Religious place mostly visited by ‘Digambar Jains’ of Mumbai which is one of the sub-community in Jains. If you love greenery, peaceful, calm & being near to nature, This is a place to be. During special occasions & festivals like ‘Samvatsari’, ‘Full moon Day’ and others and also regularly visited for ‘Darshan’ & ‘Rituals’, Teenmurti Jain mandir has visitors in families, picnic groups and few tourists too.
Apart from the community picnics and regular visits, This temple is open to the public and is one of the beautiful scenic tourist attractions inside the wild forest area of Mumbai’s only national park. Visit at least once during monsoons to sight the surrounded lush greenery and pollution free climate & serene environment.
What attracts tourists most is the 3 Mega/Large/Giant/Huge statues of Jain lords. To name these 3 idols, Lord Aadinath (parent) & Lord Bahubali and Bharata (2 Sons). The height of the Lord Aadinath statue is 31 feet & that of his son Lord Bahubali and Lord Bharata is 28 feet each, But at a glance, one cannot make out the height difference of all of these Trimurti’s.
As you approach the location near the statue by climbing few stairs, A huge open space welcomes giving DARSHAN of Jain lords statues (Without clothes, Which is a Religious factor).
From the beautiful large entry gate, The 51 feet of Kirti Stambh is the first attraction to be seen. A huge ground level area with ample parking space for cars, bikes, and tourists buses is available inside the premise. On the right are many small temples and canteen/food area.
Do you love Monkeys? Or your kids might be sure, So if someone asks ‘Where to find/see groups of monkeys inside Mumbai’, that too in their natural habitat, Then This teen murti temple is the place to be. Adjacent to it is small quarters shaded with long trees with monkeys jumping all around. Few photos on this page show glimpse of those monkeys and temple visitors sighting them.
24 Tirthankaras (24 Different Jain Lords) inside the temple is what one can see next, upon crossing the giant idols. To name them all are Adinatha, Ajita, Sambhava, Abhinandana, Sumati, Padmaprabha, Suparshva, Chandraprabha, Suvidhi, Shital, Shreyansa, Vasupujya, Vimala, Ananta, Dharma, Shanti, Kunthu, Ara, Malli, Muni Suvrata, Nami, Nemi, Parshva and Mahavira (Also called ‘Mahavir Swami Maharaj’).
Accommodation is also available for the general public (Please call the official contact given below for more details). Many Jain saints who travel miles from one place to another and temple to temple, do stay here at night.
Reaching This Jain Temple
Shri Teenmurti Digambar Jain Mandir Atishay Kshetra is on the edge & border area of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park and a slum village that has chawls and a small farm. So when you Google map the route to reach Teenmurti Jain temple, you will be shown/routed via the Borivali National Park area which is the only road route access to this Mandir.
Another, Less Explored Route
Yes, there is an alternative way/route to reach this tourist attraction which is cost-effective as you can save on all National Park entry charges (Approximate Per head Rs.64, Car/Bike Charges Rs.215/Rs.22, etc) if you are not planning to explore national park area and just want to visit this Jain temple which is inside it.
Remember, outside Jain temple gate and exactly opposite the entry area from village/shanties there is a check post with a guard to keep watch on illegal movements (NOT ALLOWED) to explore park premise, except the allowed Teenmurti temple entry.
So this route starts at ‘Magathane Depot’ which is adjacent to Western Express Highway (Mumbai Suburban), A little ahead of the Main gates of Borivali National Park (About 5 minutes towards Mumbai). I have marked specific locations & guiding points like Bus Depot, The Slum Area, Car Parking Area, Entry Location, and the Temple itself in the MAP photos which I guess will be easier to understand.
I am sure many still do not know of this route (See More Pictures & Map) and thgis could help (HEY, You can thank me with a Google Review at the end of this post).
Address : Podhanpur Teenmurti, Jai Maharashtra Road, Near Tata Power House, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400066.
Timings : 6:00 Am to 9:00 Pm.
Contact : 022-28862138.