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Top 10 Jain Temples

Posted on October 30, 2012 | Top 10No Comment

Jainism is a religion that thrives mainly on the path of non violence and compassion towards all living beings. The main purpose of life is to negate the negative effects of karma with the help of physical and mental purification.

There are many Jain temples across India so let us get to know them. A Jain temple is normally known by the name of Derasar and they are followed by the devotees with a lot of dedication.

Visit the Shri Digambar Jain lal Mandir and get to see the best known and the oldest Jain temple in the capital of India, Delhi. It was built in the year 1526, and has seen a lot of additions and alterations in the past so many years. It is also known by the name of Lal Mandir.

Jain temples

Sonagiri is another place that is located on top of a hill and is in Central India. With may white coloured Jain temples this is one place where you would get to see the best Jain constructions. Tourists climb 300 steps to reach the top of the temple. From the top the beauty of the white chhattris, temples is simply mesmerizing.

Khajuraho is another place that is very popular as a great Jain temple destination. Famous for its erotic sculptures these temples have been built over a time of 200 years . It is believed that the Jains lived here on the eastern part of the town and these have been a part of the region of Khajuraho. Today we have two of the largest temples here and they are in a good condition.

Shri digambar jain lal mandir

Then you have the Gomateswara statue in the Shravanbelagola city which is greatly famous for the 17.38 meter monolithic statue and is one of the greatest statues in the entire world. Created sometime in 983AD this is a famous Jain temple famous for the Mahamastabhishekha festival where the Lord is bathed in curds, milk, ghee ,  gold coins and saffron.

Then you have the Dilwara temples which are very popular for the marble constructions. The minute details and the exquisite carvings here alongwith the pillars, doorways and the panels are amazing and magnificent. There are around 5 Jain temples here and every temple has its own unique and special feature which is really eye catching.

Then there is Palitana which is a major Jain pilgrim spot. These are sacred pilgrimage sites and are found on the Mount Shatrunjaya and exist since the 11th century. Pilgrims like to climb the 3572 steps to reach the top and they have a great glimpse of the structural beauty of the temple.

the Jain temple of Adinatha in Ranakpur is another temple that really should not be missed. With around 1444 pillars made of marble these are temples that show the best constructional structures and have the ideal sights for a perfect Jain construction. This is a temple that dates back to around 14th or the 15th century.

Bhandasar Jain temple

Bikaner is very popular for the Bhandasar Jain temple. Visit this temple and go back with the best memories of this ornate two storied structure. With the best religious experiences this temple also called the Bhandreswar temple is a great structure dedicated to Sumathinathji who was the fifth Jain Tirthankara.

In Mumbai, the Jain temples at Malabar Hill and Walkeshwar are very famous.

Jain temples across India are very beautiful, enchanting and awe inspiring. Learn more about them and enjoy your Indian tours.

Malabar hil

Some of the best Jain temples provide great travel memories so get to know them better.

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