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Ranakpur Temple, Rajasthan

There is a Chaturmukhi Jain temple of Rishabhdev in Ranakpur, located in the middle of the valleys of the Aravalli Mountains in the Pali district of Rajasthan state. Surrounded by forests all around, the grandeur of this temple is made upon seeing.


There are many famous grand monuments and buildings in Rajasthan. These include the famous Jain temples of Mount Abu and Dilwara. Ranakpur Temple is at a distance of 96 kms from Udaipur. Its building is probably the grandest and largest among the Jain temples of India.


Temple building:-

The complex is spread over an area of ​​about 40,000 square feet. The construction work of this temple started in 1446 Vikram Samvat about 600 years ago which lasted for more than 50 years. About 99 lakh rupees were spent in its construction. The temple has four artistic entrances. The main house of the temple houses four huge marble idols of Tirthankara Adinath.The complex is spread over an area of ​​about 40,000 square feet. The construction work of this temple started in 1446 Vikram Samvat about 600 years ago which lasted for more than 50 years. About 99 lakh rupees were spent in its construction. The temple has four artistic entrances. The main house of the temple houses four huge marble idols of Tirthankara Adinath.


Its main feature is the hundreds of pillars of the temple. Their number is about 1444. Wherever the vision goes, pillars of small and big sizes are visible, but these pillars have been made in such a way that when viewed from anywhere, the 'darshan' of the main holy place is not obstructed. Beautiful carvings have been done on these pillars.


While the builders of the temple have constructed an artistic two-storey building, anticipating any future crisis, many basements have also been built. Sacred idols can be kept safe in these cellars. These cellars show the construction vision of the builders of the temple. To the north of the temple is situated the Ryan tree. Apart from this, there are also footprints of Lord Rishabhdev on the piece of marble. These are reminiscent of the teachings of Lord Rishabhdev and Shatrunjaya.

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