Ahinsa Sthal

Ahinsa Sthal
Ahinsa Sthal is located on the main Mehrauli Road at the peak of a small hill, 14km southwest of Connaught Place. It is situated at the intersection of Mehrauli Badarpur Road and Aurobindo Marg. This place of non-violence or peace as the name suggests is so named because a 14 feet large statue of Lord Mahavira stands here and it is now considered a sacred place by followers of Jainism. The statue was set up here in the mid-1980s and the area around the sculpture has been developed into a lush green park, over time.

 

Ahinsa Sthal

p class=”heading-gry-normal”>Apart from the Jain statue, the place also has a historical significance, as it was here that the British official Thomas Metcalfe erected a small lighthouse known as Metcalfe Battery in the 19th century. However, at present it is a good park to relax in especially after a tiring walk around Archaeological Survey India Park across the road.