Shree Parshwanath Jinalay

Parshwanath Jinalay

In 1981 Jain Center of New Jersey (JCNJ) bought a property at 233 Runnymede Road in Essex Fells and renovated it to establish a Derasar. It is popularly known as Caldwell Derasar due to its proximity to the larger town of Caldwell. In 1982, three Pratimajis – Mulnayak Shree Parshwanath, Shree Mahavirswami, and Shree Adinath were installed and Pratistha was performed in the presence of Gurudev Chitrabhanuji and Acharya Shushilmuniji who provided inspiration and valuable guidance during its formative years.

During 2007-2009, Activities at Caldwell Derasar as well as Pathshala at multiple locations continued to expand. Attendance at Caldwell Derasar was steadily increasing. Enrollment in Pathshala classes and Samuh Samayik was rising. During 25th anniversary of the Caldwell Derasar, The Jirnoddhar project included the addition of Bhamati, internal Sikhars, Gokhalas for Dev-Devis, and space for two additional Pratimajis. The Jirnoddhar of Caldwell Derasar was completed in 2009. Pratistha of the three original Bhagwan, new Pratimaji of Shree Shantinath and Shree Nageshwar Parshwanath, Dev-Devi Pratimajis, was celebrated with great enthusiasm in July 2009.

  • Shree Parshwanath Bhagwan
  • Shree Rushabhdev Bhagwan
  • Shree Mahavirswami Bhagwan
  • Shree Shantinath Bhagwan
  • Shree Nageshwar Parshwanath Bhagwan


  • Weekdays: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Weekends: 8:00 am to 10:00 am


  • Summer Months: April to October

    • Sunday

      • Derasar Open: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
      • Aarti: 7:00 pm
    • Monday to Saturday

      • Aarti: 7:00 pm
  • Winter Months: Novemebr to March

    • Sunday

      • Derasar Open: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
      • Aarti: 6:00 pm
    • Monday to Saturday

      • Aarti: 7:00 pm

For More Information, please contact:

  • Jinalay: 973.226.2539
  • Usha Gandhi: 201.303.9973
  • Jeegnesh Kothari: 973.216.6166
  • Kumarpal Shah: 862.571.5555
  • Dhiren Shah: 201.456.5731

233 Runnymede Road, Essex Fells, NJ 07021