Jain Temples in Pali
Famous Jain Temples in PaliNavalakha Temple
Navalakha Temple, which is also known as the Naulakha Jain Temple, is one of the most revered shrines of Pali city. This temple is dedicated to the 23rd Tirthankara of the Jain religion, named Parshwanath. Navalakha Temple was constructed in 10th century. The architectural style of this temple with elaborate carvings attracts many tourists here.
Hatundi Rata Mahaveer Swami Temple
Hatundi Rata Mahaveer Swami Temple, which is dedicated to the 24th and last Jain Thirthankara Mahavira, is one of the most magnificent temples in Rajasthan. This temple has exquisite pink and white colour and the shape of the Pyramids of Egypt. The older part of Hatundi Rata Mahaveer Swami Temple is built in pink colour. The multi-colored marvel of construction of Hatundi Rata Mahaveer Swami Temple attracts many tourists.
The temple has a stairway on both ends and it goes up to the central dome. You can see three balconies or porches, while going upstairs. There is an imposing statue of Lord Mahavira is inside the inner sanctum of the temple. Hatundi Rata Mahabir Temple has been renovated several times. Six cupolas, which are built in the form of sharp turrets, are the recently added structures and they are completely different from the older parts of the temple. The temple points towards the sky.
Adishwar Temple or Chaumukha Temple
The Adishwar Temple, which is also called as Chaumukha Temple, is the largest Jain temple in this area and one of the five most important holy Jain shrines of India. As the temple has a very complex structure, it took sixty five years to complete the construction. Adishwar Temple was constructed as a heavenly aircraft, A Nalinigulm Vimana, which was supposedly seen in a dream by the temple’s builder, Shah. The temple belongs to 15th century.
Ranakpur Jain Temple
Ranakpur Jain Temple, which is dedicated to Adinathji, is an astounding creation. It has 29 halls and 1,444 pillars all distinctly carved that enhance the charm of the place. The most attractive fact is that each pillar is different from the other. It is an amazing evidence of the genius sense of architecture. The central temple is dedicated to Adinath Ji, the Jain Thirthankara, which is also called Chaumukha (four faced). The location and the almost divine architecture of the temple is the main highlights of the ambiance of Ranakpur.
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