Dilwara Jain Temples, Rajasthan

The Dilwara Temples are a very important set of 5 temples in a temple conclave dedicated to the Jain school of religious philosophy and principles. Jainism is a popular and very ancient religion originating in Rajasthan and is considered to be an off shoot of Hinduism itself. The Jains are said to be very rooted to their culture and religion and believe in embodying the founding principles in their day to day life such as honesty and frugality.

The Dilwara Temples are located roughly three kilometres from Mount Abu, the only surviving mountain range in the otherwise arid and desert state of Rajasthan in India. Constructed under the supervision and tutelage of Vimal Shah, these temples were designed by Vastupal-Tejpal, Jain ministers during 11th to 13th century AD in Dholka.

Globally renowned as marvels of architecture and design, these temples are famous for employing the use of strikingly resplendent marble and are rich with intricate engagements and carvings on marble. These magnificent marvels of marble have a singularly beautiful design crested with richly ordained arched gateway at the entrance with sounding marble relief structures showcased within. The five marble temples of Dilwara Temple Complex are considered to be an important destination for pilgrimage of Jains and is extremely sacred and revered place of worship for the followers and believers of Jainism. The temples even apart from religious significance are globally accepted as magnificent manifestation of imagination and creativity in the area of marble relief structures and architecture.

Some consider them to be one of the most beautiful marble designs in the world. The temples typically are in the middle of thick forest with heavy vegetation of deodar trees and surrounded by the Arravalli Range Mountains. The temple complex is protected by a high perimeter wall that shrouds the temple complex.

Timings

Dilwara Temples open at 12:00 Noon to 05:00 PM

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