Jain Temple of Ranakpur

After spending a night in Chittour, we started our trip towards Udaipur where we planned to halt for few nights.

Some of the locals told us about these beautiful Jain Temples in Ranakpur.   We decided to take a detour to Ranakpur.  After the visit we were glad that we did that….

Ranakpur  a fairly small village between Udaipur  and Jodhpur in Pali district of Rajashthan.

The Temple is build around the 1400 AD.

The temple halls are beautifully carved and  all the pillars have different design.  The designs signifying history of India.  There are 1,444 different pillars.

Every Pillar has a different story to tell

Around the world History if not written can be read trough beautiful architecture
Various Dance postures are part of the inner sanctum

The Jain Temples are not only a tourist attractions, but its a important religious pilgrimage for the Jains.   The main temple is the Chamukha temple, dedicated to the Tirthankara Rishabdeoji.

I leave you with some beautiful pictures of Ranakpur, hope you enjoy them as much as i enjoyed clicking them.

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