Rajasthan Travel Guide

Popular Jain Temples of Rajasthan

India is known for its diversity and colorfulness and the world gets astonished by seeing the beautiful amalgamation of several religions in one nation which not only brings vividness to its culture but also make a potential establishment of many religious unities. Amongst the many religions in India Jainism is one of the most followed religions in this country, and there are many Jain temples are found in many parts of the country established in all of the states. Alike many other states of India there are many Jain temples are found in Rajasthan also and most of them are grand and thus make this state a great place for the Jain pilgrimage.

Top Jain Temples in Rajasthan

Dilwara temples, Mount Abu

The temples are located on the beautiful hill station of Rajasthan-Mount Abu stunningly surrounded by forested hills and the temples were built by Vastapul Tejpal, between the 11th and 13th centuries AD. Dilwara Temples is one of the popular attractions of India because of its fabulous marble work all through which is acclaimed globally. The of Dilwaratemples is a group of five legendary temples made beautifully with marble and also make a noted pilgrimage for the Jains.  The temples are considered as the most beautiful Jain temples of the world. The magnificent work on the door represents the gorgeous but simple architecture that attracts the spectators.

Mirpur Jain Temple, Sirohi

This is also one of the most important Jain temples of Rajasthan which is known for its extensive architecture as it is dated back to the 9th century. The temple was built by the Rajputs and signified as the oldest marble monument in Rajasthan. The temple is having the idol of the 23rd Tirthankar who is the Parsvanatha. The architecture of this temple globally acclaimed and the carvings of the pillars are the true representation of every beautiful note of Hindu mythology.

Sanghiji Temple, Sanganer

This is not only one of the oldest Jain temples of Rajasthan but of the country too. This Digambar Jain temple is a beautiful architecture of red sand stone and believed to be holding the pious deity of Lord Rishabhanatha (Adinatha), the first Tirthankara, is supposed to be 4000 years old. The temple is equipped with many modern amenities and also is having an eating area where the tourists can have pure vegetarian meal.

Ranakpur JainTemple, Ranakpur

This huge and stunning Jain temple is dedicated toTirthankaraRishabhanatha and the construction of the temple started at 15th century by a Jain businessman named Dharna Shah. The rest construction was supported by RanaKumbha after whom the name of the city of Ranakpur and temple is kept.The temple is constructed with four facing directions in a quadrupled shape that represents the Tirthankara’s takeover of the four prime directions or presenting the cosmos. The architecture of the temple and the carvings are done like Mirpur Jain Temple in Rajasthan.

Nakoda Jain Temple, Barmer

This temple is considered as one of the most popular Jain temples of India and the temple is located amidst the forest hills and the temple is having the idol of Mulnayaka Shri Parshvanath and the idol is black in color,statue was brought to the temple from the Nakoda village and this is the reason the place is called Nakoda Parsavnath temple. The idol of the Parsavnath God is made of black-colored idol and sits in the lotus position and the temple is famous for miracles and known as a sacred place for the Jain globally.

Lodurva Jain Temple, Jaisalmer

This Jain temple belongs to the 9th century and it is left in architectural ruins but still one of the important Jain temples of Rajasthan. The temple is located in Jaisalmer and the temple is not so huge but is having ancient significances and the temple is standing high on the sand dunes of the Thar and that is why it is one of the major attractions of the Jains who visit Jaisalmer. The temple is having the sacred idol of BhagwanShantinath and the ceiling architecture is brilliant presenting the lotus shape.

Soniji Ki Nasiyan, Ajmer

This is also known as Ajmer Jain temple as it is located in the heart of Ajmer and the temple is an architectural wonder. The temple was built in the late 19th century and the construction of the temple took almost 25 years. There is an inner chamber in the temple which is made up of gold and it is called as Swarna Nagarior the "City of Gold". The chamber is having many gold-plated wooden statues that represent Jainism and also there are many other idols belonging to the religion. This is a Digambar Jain temple and the main idol of this temple is Lord Rishavadeva.

Shri Mahaveer Ji temple, Karauli

This is one of the largest Jain temples of Rajasthan and the temple is all together an amalgamation of five temples. The temple is stunningly constructed and one of the famous pilgrimage sites of the Jains in India. The five temples are the temples of AtishayaKshetraShriMahavirji, ShantinathJinalaya, BhagwanParshvanathJinalaya, Kirti Ashram Chaityalaya, and Bhavya Kamal Mandir. The main area of the temple is having the idol of BhagwanMahaveer which is made of sand stone in coral shade and this statue can be seen in a sitting position. And there are other idols present in the temple.

Tijara Jain Temple, Alwar

This beautiful Jain temple is temple is located in the hill town Tijara, in the Alwar district and dedicated to Chandraprabhu. The temple is a beautiful architecture as well as a great pilgrimage center for the Jains. The main idol of the temple is lord Chandraprabhu who is believed to be the 8thtirthankar of the cosmic age and there are thousands of pilgrims visit this temple to see the idol and it is completely made of black stone. The temple is believed to be 250 years old and thus make it a great place for the Jains

Osian Jain Temple, Jodhpur

This is one of the most lavish Jain temples of the country and the temple is located in the beautiful city of Jodhpur. The architecture if the temple is a grandeur and people cannot take off their eyes from the carvings. The temple is located in the city of Osian which is a region on the sandy dunes of the Thar and the temple was built here in A. D. 783, by GurjaraPratihara King Vatsaraja which is considered as an important pilgrimage for the Jains.

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Lalit jain Says

Need to visit digambar jain tirth
Bijoliya, chandkheri , jahajpur , and some other places ,
Can you arrange it for 20 person