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Jain Temples Rajasthan

The Jain Temples in Rajasthan
Rajasthan exhibits numerous Jain temples, situated in the various location, few of which are very famous. One can trace several sights in Rajasthan, associated with the Jain religion. Many of the Jain Temples in Rajasthans dates back to the ancient period.

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Some of the Jain Temples in Rajasthan are :
Rikhabdev : Rikhabdev was the first Jain Thirthankar. The temple built here is dedicated to him. The Vaishnavas believe that, he was the 8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This temple is situated 40 km away from Udaipur. The Jain Temple, Ajmer Rajasthantemple belongs to the Svetambara sect of Jains but at present it is under the control of the of State Government of Rajasthan. The idol is better called Kesariyaji drived from the name kesar or saffron which is put on the forehead of the Lord . The town of Rikhabdev is also called Dhulev by the name of the Bhil tribal Dhula who once protected the idol. The Bhils are very loyal to the Rikhabdevji and call it Kalaji. The idol is believed to very old and is suppose to fulfill the wishes of its devotees.

The Temples at Mount Abu : The inscriptions say that, Mount Abu was originally the seat of Saivism. Jainism was introduced here in 11th century only. The Dilwara temples present here are the most important Jain center of India. The first jain temple Vimala Vasahi was built in 1032 A.D. by Vimala Shah, minister of Bhimadeva-I. The Vimala Vasahi temple is the earliest and the most important of the temples here. It is dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara, Adi Nath. The temple is entirely carved out of white marble.

Chaumukha Temple : This 15th century temple also called Adishwar Temple, built by Sheth Dhanna, is the largest and most complex Jain temple in India. This four-faced temple is designed in form of a Nalinigulm Vimana (heavenly aircraft), with three storeys along with several pavilions accomodated on the temple base itself. The temple has 29 halls, 80 domes & pavilions include 1,444 pillars - each of them intricately carved. The carved porticoes around the shrine have a spire adorned with little bells on the top. The inner sanctum is enshrined with a four faced white marble image of Lord Adinath or Rishabhdev, surrounded by several other smaller shrines and domes.Ranakpur Jain Temple, Rajasthan

Sri Mahavirji Temple : The town of Sri Mahavirji is one the most popular Jain pilgrimages in India for here is one of the holiest Jain temples in Rajasthan. This temple is situated 110 km from Sawai Madhopur. The Shri Mahavirji temple on the banks of the river Gambhir was built in white marble in honour of Mahavira, the 24th Jain saint. A huge statue of Shantinath, one of the Jain fordmakers, stands here at the height of 32 feet, casting a noble eye on disciples below.

Juna Temple : The chief claim to fame of Juna is a Jain temple which was built around the 12th or the 13th century. This is known from an inscription carved on a stone pillar situated right adjacent to the temple.This temple is located 42 km from Barmer.

Osiyan Temple : Osiyan has at least 15 Jain Temples, the most splendid being the Mahavira temple dedicated to the 24th and last Jain Prophets. The temple were built around 775 A.D and the smaller shrines were added to it till about the 15th century. The temple complex sits atop a terrace & is built in sandstone, having an ornamented roof.

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