Temples

The beautiful temples in India

Mount Abu tourist places cannot be covered without visiting the location mount Abu Jain temple. Temples in India have found their own importance and the Dilwara temple is no exceptional. In fact the Dilwara temple is one of the most primitive and acknowledged temples in India.

It is no less than a heritage site. The country India is world famous for its temples and related religious beliefs. Various casts creeds and communities have resulted in equally diversified temples.

Each one differs in the below mentioned manner

  • The religious beliefs attached
  • The community it belongs to
  • The architecture
  • The history related
  • The location of the temple
  • The construction history
  • The maintenance

The Dilwara temple (mount Abu tourist places) in Rajasthan India tops the chart in all categories mentioned above.

The unmatched architecture of Dilwara temple

The dilwara temples are constructed in middle of the hill range. They are surrounded by high walls.

  • Ceilings are minutely carved; doorways and pillars are ornamental in nature.
  • Believe none but your eyes. These are some of the features of the beautiful temple that will take your heart away.
  • You cannot just capture the entire details in photographs. Open your heart when you are here and take back memories for life time.

There are 5 major temples in the Dilwara temples. Let us have a look at those.

1. Parshavanath Dilwara temple

1458-59 is the period between which this Parshavanath Dilwara temple was built. It is said that the temple was built by mandalik and his family. As the name suggests it is dedicated to lord Parshavanath. He was the 23rd Jain tirthhankara.

This beautiful temple is a 3 storied building and hence stands the tallest at the Dilwara campus. 4 big mandapas at the ground floor are situated at all the faces of sanctum. The mount Abu Jain temple catches eye by its grey sandstone.

2. Vimla Vasahi temple

The temple is dedicated to lord rishabha (the first Tirthankara of Jains). Made up of white marble this was built in 1031 AD. Major attraction is the rang mandapa that has 12 picturesque pillars.

Here the ceilings, floor, walls, pillars all catch attention with the minute sculpture of various Jain idols. The idol of Rishabhadev is situated in Gudh mandapa. Arti for the idol is done here. The Hastishala (elephant cell) was constructed here, with sculpted elephants.

3. Luna vasahi

Porwad brothers dedicated this temple to lord Neminath. He was the 22nd Jain tirthankar. The entrance hall has an amazing ceiling architecture. The dome has a hanging elaborated pendent that depicts 72 figures of tirthankars sitting in dhyan posture. Below this are 360 small figures of Jain monks in a circular band. This is important as mount Abu tourist places.

There are 9 ceilings in this temple and each competes with other in finished sculpturing. There is a black idol of Lord neminath. On the left side of the temple stands the Kirthi stambh, this is big black stone pillar. Maharana kumbha of mewar constructed this.

4. Pittalhar temple

‘Pital’ means brass (metal). This temple has a metal idol of lord Rishabha. It is made up of 5 metals, the main metal used is Pital (brass) that’s how it gets the name Pittalhar. Bhamasha kavadia of Rajasthan constructed this temple.  He was minister of Maharana Pratap. The idol is quite remarkable in terms of height, width and weight.

5. Mahavir swami temple

Lord mahavir is worshipped in this temple. Comparatively this is the smallest temple but with the most beautiful carvings on the walls. Mount Abu Jain temple worships lord mahavir and the ambience of the temple is serene. An artist named Sirohi painted the porch of this temple.

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