About the walk

Gwalior has a rich history of Jainism in its culture and this can be traced in the ruins of the city today. With lanes in Old Gwalior like Dana Oli having more than 10 Jain temples, we can justify this statement. Sonagir, situated 73 km away from Gwalior, is an important pilgrimage site for the Jain community. Similarly, at the slopes of the Gwalior Fort at Urvahi Road, one can witness rock-cut Jain sculptures as huge as 57 feet, built between the 7th and 15th centuries. These rock-cut sculptures were defaced in 1526 after the attacks of Babur on the Gwalior Fort but were restored later. This heritage walk will cover the rock-cut Jain sculptures of Gopachal Parvat situated at the foothills of the fort. 

The walk will be a guided experience for the students to experience live sketching sessions while listening to tales and discussions on Jainism and its history, and observe the sculptures in great detail. 

 

This is a custom walk for the students of MITS (Architecture Department) and Urbansketchers, Gwalior. The walk is not open to others.

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Walk Date
Meeting Time
09:45 am
The Essence of Jainism in Gwalior
In Association with
MITS (Architecture Department) and The Urbansketchers, Gwalior

Walk Leader

Saloni Sharma
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Duration

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Meeting Time09:45 am

Meeting Point

Gopachal Parvat, near DD Mall, Phoolbagh Road

MediumEnglish, Hindi

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About the Walk

Gwalior has a rich history of Jainism in its culture and this can be traced in the ruins of the city today. With lanes in Old Gwalior like Dana Oli having more than 10 Jain temples, we can justify this statement. Sonagir, situated 73 km away from Gwalior, is an important pilgrimage site for the Jain community. Similarly, at the slopes of the Gwalior Fort at Urvahi Road, one can witness rock-cut Jain sculptures as huge as 57 feet, built between the 7th and 15th centuries. These rock-cut sculptures were defaced in 1526 after the attacks of Babur on the Gwalior Fort but were restored later. This heritage walk will cover the rock-cut Jain sculptures of Gopachal Parvat situated at the foothills of the fort. 

The walk will be a guided experience for the students to experience live sketching sessions while listening to tales and discussions on Jainism and its history, and observe the sculptures in great detail. 

 

This is a custom walk for the students of MITS (Architecture Department) and Urbansketchers, Gwalior. The walk is not open to others.

Please Note

  • Parking facilities are available at the meeting point.
  • Photography is allowed and encouraged.
  • No entry fees.
  • Expenses for food, drinks and other items will be borne by the participant.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and carry water. The walk is for a couple of kilometres, so do come prepared.
  • The walk includes a temple visit so please dress accordingly.
  • Please carry your own stationery for sketching.
  • Please carry original student ID cards.

 

 

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