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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Leicester Jain Temple

The Jain Temple in Leicester in the English Midlands region was the first Jain temple built in the west and was completed in 1988. The site was a former church on Oxford Street in the city.

Leicester Jain Temple.

Jainism originated in India and is one of the world's oldest religions. "Jina" means victory over the self. Jains believe that nonviolence and self-control are the means by which they can obtain liberation from the karmic cycle. Vegetarianism and non-violence are cornerstones of Jainism.

There are estimated to be over 1,000 practicing Jains in the city of Leicester.

Leicester Jain Temple.

Jain Samaj Europe
Jain Centre
32, Oxford Street
Leicester
LE1 5XU
England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)116 254 1150

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