Famous Jain Pilgrimage Sites: Rajasthan, Delhi
Famous Jain Pilgrimages: Ranakpur Jain Temples, Jain Temples in Jaisalmer
Most Sanctify of All: Sri Mahavirji Temple in Rajasthan
Special Features: Architecture, Paintings, Carvings, Sculptures

Jain Bronze SculptureJainism, which is considered one of the oldest religion was founded by Lord Mahavira. The twenty-four Tirathankars guided its evolution and elaboration by first achieving, and then teaching the path to salvation. Purification of soul is regarded a great value in Jainism and complete austerity is stressed upon. Austerity and not knowledge is regarded as a means to attain salvation. The temple sites and cave architectures made by the Jain's are known for their intricacy and the decor. Jainism as a religious creed had a great hold on Orissa, which can be seen around Purulia.

Ranakpur is an amazing example of Jain monumental splendor. This temple complex is the largest Jain temple in India covering an area nearly 4,500 square yards. It lies on the curve of a boulder-strewn river deep in the forested hills of Aravalli.

Dilwara Temple of Mount Abu is another celebrated and world famous Jain temples situated in Rajasthan. It is carved in marble and the design and accuracy of workmanship is unbelievable.

Ranakpur Jain Temples
The tranquil pilgrimage town of the Jains renowned for some marvellously carved Jain temples in amber stone, Ranakpur is one of the five holy places of the Jain community.     ...more
Ranakpur Temple
Jain Temples in Jaisalmer
This group of fine Jain temples were built in the 12th to 15th century within the Jaisalmer Fort. They are beautifully carved and dedicated to Rishabdevji and Sambhavnathji.     ...more

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