Jain Temples


1.        SHRI MAHAVIR JI TEMPLE, KARAULI
Shri Mahavir Ji Temple, as the name suggests is a spectacular architectural structure dedicated to the Jain tirthankars. It is one of the most visited and famous pilgrimage destinations for the Jains. The sculpture, design and structure of this building is highly inspired by Jain art. Built in the nineteenth century, this Jain temple hosts an annual fair from the thirteenth day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra to the first day of the dark half of the month of Vaishakh (Mahaveer Jayanti)


Shri Mahaveerji Temple Karauli

2.        CHANDKHERI ADINATH JAIN TEMPLE, KHANPUR, JHALAWAR
Take a leap into the 17th-century’s architectural splendour and religious sanctity by visiting the temple devoted to the first Jain tirthankar (fordmaker), Adinath. It is situated at Chandkheri near Khanpur and has a six feet tall Lord Adinath statue in sitting position. One can easily find traditional meals here along with decent & reasonable accommodation options available within the temple area.

3.        UNHEL JAIN TEMPLE JHALAWAR

One must visit this Jain piligrim centre, having a thousand year old statue of Lord Parshwanath. This pilgrim centre holds a very high religious value for Jains. Moolnayak of this temple is a 13½ feet tall green colored idol of Parshwanath in Kayotsarga with hood of 7 cobra carved from a single emerald stone. The idol is believed to be around 2850 years old. Enjoy the delicacies of Jains here along with decent accommodation options at reasonable price within the temple area.


Parshwanath Jain Temple Unhel

4.        TIJARA JAIN TEMPLE

About 60 kilometres from the Alwar-Delhi route, this important centre of Jain pilgrimage is located. The exquisitely decorated ancient temple was built to commemorate the eighth Tirthankar, Shri Chandra Prabha Bhagwan. The son of King Mahasen and Queen Sulakshana, he ruled his kingdom for several years before receiving Diksha and being initiated. The idol is completely made of black stone and the temple is believed to be 250 years old.


Tijara Jain Temple

5.        DIGAMBER JAIN MANDIR JAIPUR

The ancient Digamber Jain temple at Jaipur is in Sanganer, 14 km from the city. The principal idol in the Sanghiji Temple is of Lord Adinath in the Padmasan (lotus position) posture. The temple is made of red stone and has attractive carvings. The seven-storied temple has sky-high 'shikharas' (spires) and its inner sanctum is a stone shrine with eight sky-high shikharas.


Digambar Jain Temple Jaipur

6.        JAIN TEMPLES OF JAISALMER
The Jain Temples located inside the Jaisalmer Fort date back to the 12th and 15th centuries. The temples are dedicated to Rikhabdevji and Shambhavdevji, famous Jain hermits known as 'Tirthankars' (wise teachers who taught people how to attain nirvana). Like all other structures in Jaisalmer, the temples are carved out of yellow sandstone. They have been built in the famed Dilwara style which is known for its beautiful architecture.


Jain Temple Jaisalmer

7.        JAIN TEMPLE BHANDASAR BIKANER
Jain Temple Bhandasar is a 15th century temple dedicated to the 5th Tirthankar (a person that has conquered the cycle of life, death and rebirth and paved the path for others to attain nirvana), Sumatinathji, and is one of the oldest monuments of Bikaner. The temple design includes intricate mirror work, murals and gold leaf paintings. Devotees throng to the temple from all corners of the country


Bhandasar Jain Temple

8.        SHRI MAHAVIRJI TEMPLE SAWAIMADHOPUR

Located on the banks of Gambhiri River, stands the pilgrimage site dedicated to Sri Mahavirji, the 24th Jain Tirthankara.This temple has a long story of existence and is known to be one of the miraculous pilgrimages of Jains.



9.        Ranakpur Jain Temple, Ranakpur

Around 150 kilometers away from Jodhpur and 90 kilometers from Udaipur, in the Pali district of western Rajasthan is located the Ranakpur Temple. This huge and stunning Jain temple is dedicated to Tirthankara Adinath. One of the 5 major pilgrimages of the Jains, this Chaturmukha Jain temple is known throughout the world for its intricate, architectural brilliance and is an eloquent testimony to India's cultural heritage. The construction of the temple started in 15th century by a Jain businessman named Dharna Shah. The rest of the construction was undertaken by Rana Kumbha after whom the city of Ranakpur and temple get their name.
Ranakpur Temple
Ranakpur Temple

10.     Dilwara Temple, Mount Abu

The temples are located on the only hill station of Mount Abu, surrounded by forested hills. The temples were built by Vastapul Tejpal, between the 11th and 13th centuries AD. Dilwara Temples are one of the popular attractions of India because of their fabulous marble work , which is acclaimed globally. The Dilwara temples is a group of five legendary temples made beautifully with marble and also make a noted pilgrimage for the Jains.  The temples are considered as the most remarkable Jain temples of the world. The magnificent work on the door represents the gorgeous but simple architecture that attracts the spectators.
Dilwara Temple
Dilwara Temple Complex

11.     Soniji Ki Nasiya, Ajmer

This is also known as Ajmer Jain temple as it is located in the heart of Ajmer and the temple is an architectural wonder. The temple was built in the late 19th century and the construction of the temple took almost 25 years. There is an inner chamber in the temple which is made up of gold and it is called as Swarna-Nagari or the "City of Gold". The chamber consists of many gold-plated wooden statues that represent Jainism and  there are many other idols belonging to the religion. This is a Digambar Jain temple and the main idol of this temple is Lord Rishavadeva.


Soniji Ki Nasiyan Ajmer


12.     Nakoda Jain Temple

Nakoda ji is one of the most visited Jain temples of India. This holy tirtha is located at a distance of 13 km from Balotara railway station and 1 km from the city of Mewar. It is located in the backwoods of the slopes. In this tirtha, along with a beguiling environment, we have an icon of Mulnayaka Shri Parshvanath Bhagavan. The black colored posture is 58 cm tall and is in the Lotus position.
Nakoda Jain Temple

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