The first Jain temple that was built in South India is located in Chennai and is named as Shree Gujarati Swetamber Jain Mandir. The presiding deity of this shrine was Lord Parshwanatha, who is considered as the 23rd Teerathankara. Based on the architectural style of Dilwara temples, five doors and three gopurams of this temple have marble carvings.
The workers, architects and carvers who made this temple were brought from Rajasthan and the construction was done using marble. Idol of the deity was made of Quartz that was selected from Karnataka. Quartz was used because of its green color which is regarded as the color of god according to the Jain Scriptures.
For all those who are planning to visit Chennai, this temple is a must visit place as it is believed that all the wishes of a devotee are fulfilled here. A person can also feel refreshed in the holy environment of this temple.