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15th century Famous Jain temple - a must visit

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Ranakpur Jain Temple

Akash Raghuwanshi
21st Apr 17

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Kamal Dahiya

Kamal Dahiya5.0/5

112 reviews

Hidden gem of Rajasthan

Ranakpur is near about 52 km from kumbhalgarh. This place is known for its world famous jain temples. This small town doesn't have many things to offer except jain temples. Roads are not in good shape, but as you enter Ranakpur jain temples you won't believe on your eyes, these temples are beyond mens thinking.

Rajan Shah

Rajan Shah5.0/5

30 reviews

Spectacular Architectural Wonder

I visited Ranakpur with express objective of visiting only the Jain Temple there. This Jain temple in Ranakpur is one of the best that I've seen from an architecture and art point of view. It is exquisite The temple is a three story complex built in white marble and is dedicated to the 1st Thirthankara - Shree Adinath dada. It is supported by 1444 exquisitely carved pillars. The pillars are arranged in such a manner that it does not obstruct the view of pilgrims seeking Darshan of God. It was build in 15th century !! It gives an insight into the mastery in architecture and art of the people of that era. The temple is also called as Chaturmukhi temple and is holds perfect symmetry. One can get glimpse of idols from any corner of the temple The artiste sculptures which lie scattered like precious jewels, the myriad ornate toranas - minutely and delicately carved, the innumerable exquisite and lofty pillars and all the Shikharas, - all of these works of spiritual art, as one approaches them, become alive and make the beholder oblivious of all else but a feeling of ecstasy, divine bliss There are many temples / monuments / palaces etc which are architectural masterpieces in India, especially in Rajasthan ,, however, this temple stands out from all of them and is unique. Something - never seen before. The temple is surrounded by beautiful hills of Aravali mountains. Temple comples has quite a few amenities like lockers, bhojan shala, canteen, wash rooms, dharam shala etc. Overall this was a unique experience for me and will remain etched forever in my memory .!! It is impossible to explain it in words or even express !!

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Recommended Duration in Ranakpur

Number of days to spend in Ranakpur as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

33.3%

2 days

66.7%

Ranakpur Overview

Ranakpur is a small village located in the Aravalli range, between Udaipur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan. It lies in the Pali district of Rajasthan, which lies 60 km from the city of Udaipur. The village is renowned for a large Jain Temple, which is also one of the most important Jain temples in the country.

Ranakpur derives its name from Rana Khumba. It is said that Rana Khumba gave the land for the construction of the Jain temples in the region, when a businessman named Dharna Shah approached him and told him about his vision of a great temple.

Another Jain temple in the village apart from the main Jain Temple is the Sun Temple, which is located right opposite the main one. The presence of these two Jain temples makes Ranakpur one of the most important pilgrimage centres for the Jain community in India.

The main Jain temple complex covers a total area of 48,000 square km and has 1444 different columns. The temple also has two large bells which weigh 108 kg each and whose sounds echo through the whole complex.

There are other temples too in the village which are dedicated to different Gods of the Hindu community. Being situated in Rajasthan, it experiences very hot summers with the temperature ranging from 38° to 42° Celsius. The winter months of December to February experience temperatures between 11° to 20° Celsius.

The best time to visit Ranakpur is in the months of September to March, when the temperature remains comfortable and there is not much rainfall. Ranakpur is well connected by means of roads, although it does not have a railway station.

The closest railway station to the place is at Falna, which is 30 km away. There are taxis as well as buses from Falna to Ranakpur. Buses are available from Udaipur as well to the Ranakpur temple and the journey takes about 3 hours.

Although the village lacks the grandeur of the palaces of Udaipur and Jaipur, the temples present in the region make up for it and make it an important pilgrimage centre.

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Ranakpur, Rajasthan

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Ranakpur Jain Temple, Ranakpur

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Adinath Jain Temple Ranakpu
Ranakpur Jain Temple, Ranakpur

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Adinath Jain Temple Ranakpu
Ranakpur Jain Temple, Ranakpur

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Beautiful Carving at Ranakpur Jain Temple

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