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Ranakpur Jain Temple

Information about Ranakpur Jain Temples

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 well-known for its famous Jain Temples. Ranakpur Jain Temple were founded in the 15th century under the rule of Rana Kumbha. It is one of the most famous and largest and Jain temples in India.

Rankpur Jain temples is one of the most wonderful Jain temple. Each temple provides an insight into the rich temple architecture of the ancient times. Most prominent temple of Ranakpur is devoted to Rishabhji. These temples spreads over an area of 4500 square yards, the basement of the temple is very large and covers about 48,000 square feet. It is four faced and has an idol of Adinath inside. There are several temples inside the complex such as Parsavanath temple, Amba Mata Temple, Surya Temple and Chaumukha temple. Parsavanath temple is another prominent attraction which is worth to visit. Parsavanath temple is famous for its windows which are decorated with Jain figures. Surya Narayan temple is located nearby Parsavanath temple. Surya Narayan Temple has numerous wall projections with circular structure.

Inside the temple there are 4 small shrines with 80 spires which are supported by about 420 columns. There are 4 subsidiary shrines, 24 pillared halls and in all 1444 columns. Each of the columns are elaborately carved and ornamented with most extensive figures and sculptures which are different from each other. A special effect is the amazing play of shadow, light and colours. In the day time with the effect of sun rays, the color of the pillars changes from gold to pale blue. When the Mughal Emperor Akbar visited this temple he was full of wonder and he had made an message on one of the columns, which says, that no one ever will be allowed to destroy this jewel of the temples.

Ranakpur Jain Temple Ceiling Detail

Ranakpur Jain Temple Inside

Ranakpur Jain Temple Main Shrine

Ranakpur Jain Temple Pillars Frescoes

Ranakpur Jain Temple Pillars Frescoes

Ranakpur Jain Temple Pillars Frescoes

Ranakpur Jain Temple Pillars Frescoes

Ranakpur Jain Temple Wall Frescoes

Ranakpur Jain Temple Wall Frescoes

Ranakpur Jain Temple Wall Frescoes

Ranakpur Jain Temple Wall Frescoes

Ranakpur Jain Temple Wall Frescoes

 

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