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Ranakpur Jain Temple

Information about Ranakpur

One of the five holy places of the Jain community is Ranakpur which is situated in a peaceful valley deep in the Aravalis. It is also an important pilgrimage sites of Jainism. Ranakpur is situated in the mountain ranges of Pali district, about 23 km away from the Phalna railway station. Ranakpur is well-known for its famous Jain Temples. Ranakpur has moderate climate. It is around 10.6° Celsius in winters and  around 42.0° Celsius in summers.

History of Ranakpur

The Jain community had always enjoyed the support of the ruling family of Mewar. In the 15th century, Rana Kumbha of Mewar gave a large portion of land to the Jains which is situated deep in the Aravalis in a calm and scenic valley. This area is regarded as Ranakpur. Ranakpur is famous for beautiful Ranakpur Jain Temples. Ranakpur Jain Temples were constructed in the 15th century AD under the rule of Rana Kumbha. Then it was renovated time to time. A huge basement of this temple covers 48,000 square feet. Inside the temple there are twenty four pillared halls and four subsidiary shrines. These temples are very old but even today these temples are well preserved in a perfect condition.

Tourist Attraction in Ranakpur

Ranakpur, commonly known as the 'temple town of Rajasthan ' is gifted with abundant foliage and charming scenes. Famous tourist attraction in Ranakpur are the Ranakpur Jain Temples. Ranakpur Jain Temples clearly depicts the rich temple architecture of the ancient times. Most famous temple in Ranakpur is devoted to Rishabhji. Huge basement of this temple covers 48,000 square feet. Rankpur Jain temples covers an area of about 4500 square yards. Chaumukha Temple - Chaumukha Temple is a central four-faced temple, it houses a statue of Jain Tirthankara Adinath. The temple has four small shrines with 80 spires which are supported by 420 columns. There are four subsidiary shrines, 24 pillared halls and in all 1444 columns. Each of the column are carved intricately and ornamented with most elaborate figures and sculptures, no two being alike. There are two temples dedicated to Neminath and Parasvanath which faces the main temple. The carving on these temples bear similarity to those of Khajuraho.
 

Ranakpur Jain Temple Ceiling Detail

Ranakpur Jain Temple Inside

Ranakpur Jain Temple Main Shrine

Ranakpur Jain Temple Pillars Frescoes

How to Reach Ranakpur

By Rail:
Ranakpur is well connected by rail. The nearest railway station from Ranakpur is Phalna which is located on the Delhi-Ahmedabad sector.

By Road:
Ranakpur is also connected by road. A wide network of bus services links Ranakpur with many adjacent places.

By Air:
Udaipur is the nearest airport from Ranakpur which is about 80 km away from Ranakpur.

 

You will visit “Ranakpur” during the below Tours of Rajasthan

31 Days Rajasthan Tour (Including Ranakpur)
31 Days / 30 Nights

Delhi - Alwar - Deeg - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Dholpur - Ranthambore - Tonk - Bundi - Jhalawar - Kota - Bijolia - Chittorgarh - Dungarpur - Banswara - Udaipur - Rajsamand - Nathdwara - Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Rohetgarh - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner -  Nagaur - Mandawa - Sikar - Jhunjhunu -Jaipur - Delhi


28 Days Rajasthan Heritage Tour (Including Ranakpur)
28 Days / 27 Nights
Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Bhandarej - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Gajner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Rohetgarh - Deogarh - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Chittorgarh - Kota - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Delhi

24 Days Forts and Palaces Tour (Including Ranakpur)
24 Days / 23 Nights
Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Bhandarej - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Gajner - Jaisalmer - Osian - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Udaipur - Kota - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Delhi

19 Days Rajasthan and North India Tour (Including Ranakpur)
19 Days / 18 Nights
Delhi - Shekhawati - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Osian - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi

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