Popular Jain Temples of Rajasthan

Mount Abu’s Dilwara Temples

The temples are located on the picturesque hill station of Rajasthan-Mount Abu, which is breathtakingly surrounded by wooded hills, and were erected between the 11th and 13th centuries AD by Vastapul Tejpal. Dilwara Temples is one of India’s most prominent tourist destinations due to its magnificent marble craftsmanship that is internationally acknowledged. The Dilwara Temples are a collection of five renowned temples constructed of marble that are also a popular pilgrimage destination for Jains. The temples are regarded as the most magnificent Jain temples in the world. The outstanding craftsmanship on the door depicts the beautiful yet basic architecture that draws viewers in. Explore the magnificient places while staying at our Luxury desert camp in Jodhpur. 

 

Sirohi Jain Temple, Mirpur

This is also one of Rajasthan’s most prominent Jain temples, with substantial construction dating back to the 9th century. The temple was erected by Rajputs and is the oldest marble structure in Rajasthan. The temple houses the Parsvanatha idol, the 23rd Tirthankar. The architecture of this temple is internationally famous, and the carvings on the pillars are a genuine reflection of every lovely note of Hindu mythology.

 

Sanghiji Temple in Sanganer

This is not just one of the oldest Jain temples in Rajasthan, but also in the country. This Digambar Jain temple, built of red sand stone and believed to house the devout deity of Lord Rishabhanatha (Adinatha), the first Tirthankara, is said to be 4000 years old. The temple has several contemporary conveniences and a dining area where travellers may eat only vegetarian food.

 

Ranakpur Jain Temple, Ranakpur

This massive and gorgeous Jain temple is dedicated to Tirthankara Rishabhanatha, and building began in the 15th century by a Jain industrialist named Dharna Shah. The rest of the building was financed by RanaKumbha, after whom the city of Ranakpur and the temple are named. The temple is built with four facing directions in a quadrupled shape, representing the Tirthankara’s conquest of the four primary directions or exhibiting the cosmos. The temple’s architecture and embellishments are similar to those seen in the Mirpur Jain Temple in Rajasthan.

 

Barmer Nakoda Jain Temple

This temple is one of the most prominent Jain temples in India. It is set amidst the forest hills and houses the idol of Mulnayaka Shri Parshvanath, who is black in colour. The statue was carried to the temple from the Nakoda hamlet, which is why the area is known as the Nakoda Parsavnath temple. The idol of the Parsavnath God is made of black-colored idol and sits in the lotus posture, and the temple is famed for miracles and is known as a sacred spot for the Jain worldwide.

 

Jaisalmer Lodurva Jain Temple

This Jain temple dates from the 9th century and is now in architectural ruins, yet it is nevertheless one of Rajasthan’s most prominent Jain temples. The temple is located in Jaisalmer, and it is not large, but it has ancient importance. The temple stands high on the sand dunes of the Thar, and it is one of the key attractions for Jains who visit Jaisalmer. The temple houses the precious statue of BhagwanShantinath, and the ceiling architecture is stunning, depicting the lotus form.

 

Soniji Ki Nasiyan, Ajmer

This is also known as the Ajmer Jain temple since it is located in the centre of Ajmer and is an architectural marvel. The temple was erected in the late 1800s and took about 25 years to complete. Swarna Nagarior, the “City of Gold,” is a gold-encrusted inner chamber in the temple. The room has several gold-plated wooden sculptures representing Jainism, as well as many other religious icons. This is a Digambar Jain temple, and the primary deity is Lord Rishavadeva.

 

Karauli’s Shri Mahaveer Ji temple

This is one of Rajasthan’s biggest Jain temples, consisting of five separate temples. The temple is magnificently built and one of the most important pilgrimage places for Jains in India. The five temples are Atishaya Kshetra Shri Mahaveerji, ShantinathJinalaya, BhagwanParshvanathJinalaya, Kirti Ashram Chaityalaya, and Bhavya Kamal Mandir. The main part of the temple has the idol of BhagwanMahaveer, which is built of sandstone in a coral shade and may be seen seated. In addition, there are additional idols in the temple.

 

Alwar’s Tijara Jain Temple

This lovely Jain temple is dedicated to Chandraprabhu and is located in the hill town Tijara in the Alwar district. The temple is both a work of art and an important pilgrimage site for Jains. The major idol of the temple is Lord Chandraprabhu, who is said to be the 8th tirthankar of the cosmic era, and millions of pilgrims visit this temple to see the idol, which is entirely formed of black stone. The temple is thought to be 250 years old, making it an ideal location for Jains.

 

Jodhpur Osian Jain Temple

This is one of the most opulent Jain temples in the country, and it is located in the picturesque city of Jodhpur. The temple’s architecture is magnificent, and visitors can’t keep their gaze away from the sculptures. The temple is located in the city of Osian, which is a place on the sandy dunes of the Thar, and it was established in A.D. 783 by Gurjara Pratihara King Vatsaraja, and it is regarded as an important pilgrimage for the Jains.

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Bishnoi Village, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Gardens, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

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The distance between Jodhpur and Thar Desert is 215 km. The road distance is 275.8 km

The distance between the Osian Sand Dunes and Jodhpur City is 67–70 kilometres. They have the advantages of being less congested and having a few stay camps. Here, visitors can take a camel and jeep safari experience.

Jodhpur is a well-known tourist attraction with numerous palaces, forts, and temples situated in the desolate Thar Desert. People from Rajasthan and all around India refer to it as the “Blue City”.

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