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Places To See In Ranakpur

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Ranakpur Jain Temple- The Ranakpur Jain Temple is counted among the five important pilgrimage sites of the Jains. The Temple, made of light coloured marble is located on the western side of the Aravalli Range and is dedicated to Lord Adinathji. According to legends, a Jain businessman named Seth Dharna Sah and Mewar Ruler Rana Khumba constructed this temple.

DesuriDesuri is a small village of the Pali District, located at a distance of 16 km from the town of Ranakpur. Temples of Hindu deities like Lord Shiva, Navi Mata, and Lord Hanuman are the highlights of this place. The temple of Parsuram Mahadeo is also located in the hills nearby Desuri.

Muchhal Mahavir TempleMuchhal Mahavir Temple is located in the Pali District of the Rajasthan and is dedicated to Lord Mahavir. The temple is located in the Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary, about 5 km away from the Ghanerao. This temple is known for the statue of the Hindu Lord Shiva with moustache. At the entrance of the temple two statues of the elephants can be seen that stand in the guarding position. Garasia tribal villages are the nearby attractions to this place. Tourists can buy beautiful traditional costumes from this place.

NarlaiNarlai is a small village, which rests in the foothill, 6 km away from the renowned town of Ranakpur. Travellers can find several Jain Temples and Hindu Temples in the region. Among the tourists, the murals and the architecture of the temple of the Lord Adinath, the irst Jain Tirthankara is very popular.

SadriSadri is counted among the important pilgrimage centres of the Pali District of Rajasthan. Earlier, this city was also known as the ‘Gate of Mewar to Marwar’. The place holds immense religious significance for the Jain community. For the visitors going to visit the Ranakpur Temple and Shri Parshuram Mahadev Mandir, this place serves as the base. In addition to the Varahavtar Temple and the Chintamani Parsvanath Temple, the old Dargah of Khudabaksh Baba is also a popular attraction of the place.

Sun Temple– The Sun Temple, also known as the Surya Narayan Temple, is situated in proximity to the Ranakpur Jain Temple. The Lord Sun is shown riding his chariot in this temple. The warriors, horses, and celestial bodies carved on the polygonal wall of the temple represent the artistic excellence of the people of the bygone era. Devotees in large numbers from all around the country visit this temple to seek the blessings of Lord Sun. Devotees can also visit the temple of Amba Mata, situated close to the temple of the Sun God.

Inside Ranakpur Temple

Inside Ranakpur Temple

Ranakpur by Andrew Miller

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