Names and synonyms of the temple: If you want to visit a temple
with superb architectural style then you must visit to Ranakpur Jain temple. People
from different parts of the word have mentioned the effectiveness of its style and
design with a good and sophisticated style of pilgrimage. These temples are one
of five major temples of Jain community.
The temple has been built by a popular Jain Businessmen Seth Dharna Sah.
This was only possible as he had taken aid of the rule of Mewar, Rana Kumbha.
Place: The location of Ranakpur Jain Temple was at Pali district
of Rajasthan. The name of the temple has been due to its actual place of establishment
namely Ranakpur village. People staying at the north portion of Udaipur city will
be able to visit the famous temple just after visiting the place in a distance of
95 km exactly.
There are a good variety of conveyance placed at Udaipur which can definitely initiate
and take you to Ranakpur Jain temples. Since the temples and the location is really
very famous, you don’t have to take trouble in reaching the place.
Description: The complex of temple was situated in a lonely valley
which is far away from human population. This is done to preserve the temple from
dust and fumes coming out from vehicles which is used by people living in the city.
The light color marble is used in the entire temple. This makes the ambience really
very cool even in the hot and scotching days in Rajasthan. The other temples within
the complex are Amba Mata temple, Parsavananth temple, Surya temple, Chaumukhs temple
The most important and scared temple within the complex is known as chaumukha temple.
The term is for four faced temple which is exclusively dedicated to Lord Adinath.
Individuals will be getting four different ways in order to get inside the chambers
of the temple.
More than 1440 marble pillars, fixed in wonderful way, support this temple. The
most astonishing feature of this temple is that no 2 pillars are same in design
and sculptures. It is said that it is not possible to count the pillars. Not only
these pillars but also the every surface of the temple is engraved with great complexity.
The dancing goddesses’ figures are engraved on these pillars beautifully. One wonderful
engraving is made in a single marble where 108 heads of snakes and several tails
are present. You cannot find the last part of the tails. These images are facing
in all the 4 directions. The largest image is placed on the west side which is the
axis of the main gate.
Interesting facts about the place: Tirthankara’s quest is an important
part of each people with Jainism. The images of the temples have got various religious
implications. There are five spiral elevations around copulas rise from the roof.
The pillared hall is really attractive with different spire house. There are geometrical
patterns in the ceiling of temples. The master piece of architecture is none other
than Ranakpur Jain Temples. Playing of flute would be another attraction of the