A house temple (Ghar Derasar or Griha Chaityalaya) is a Jain shrine that is placed within a personal residence. Sometimes it is separate room or structure in a compound.
Jain scholars prescribe that the height of a pratima in a house shrine should not exceed 11 aṅgulas, i.e. about 21 cm.
The formal communal temple is often referred to as a shikharbandi Jinalaya, i.e. with a shikhara.
- ↑ Jaina iconography: The Tīrthaṅkara in Jaina scriptures, art and rituals, Part 1, Jyotindra Jain, Eberhard Fischer, BRILL, 1978, p17.
- ↑ Jain Pratima Vigyan, Balchandra Jain Sahityashastri, Jabalpur, 1974, p.14