If we talk more about Jain temples, it is one of the five major Jain pilgrimage sites which are situated in Ranakpur near Sadri town of the district in Rajasthan.
In the Jain culture, the Ranakpur Jain temples are one of the biggest and most significant temples. One of the famous attractions of this temple is 1444 pillars and architecture levels.
So, it is the must place to visit in Ranakpur which attracts a large number of tourists every year. Here’s why?
History of Ranakpur Jain temples
In the 15th century, the famous Jain temple was constructed by Jain businessmen Dharna Sah. Dharna Sah got permission to build the temple from the ruler of Udaipur Rana Kumbha and dedicated the temple to the first Tirthankara Lord Adinath. The name got its name from the ruler Rana Kumbha.
Rana Kumbha donated 48,000 sq. feet for the temple and Dharna Sah started constructing the temple with different architectural skills. It takes 50 years for the completion of the temple. The most fascinating things about this temple are that it was in the form of a celestial vehicle.
The interesting fact about this temple is that it was enrolled as the nominee of the new Seven Wonders of the World and further it was re-discovered for tourist attractions and harmony.
Main Attractions of Jain Temples
You need to experience the beauty of Jain temples as it is a sheer example of architectural brilliance. The exquisite details, marble cravings with perfection, and the spectacular craftsmanship will blow your mind away. The three-story white marble architecture is justified when you step inside this huge structure. Even in the midday heat outside, the cool interiors and peaceful environment inside the temple are captivating.
The most fascinating and enchanting part of this temple is that the temple miraculously takes on different shades during different day parts. Throughout the day, the 29 halls and 80 domes inside the temple are filled with bright and natural light.
Uncountable Pillars and Enticing Ceilings
As mentioned earlier, the 1444 pillars are the main attraction of the temple and it is impossible for anyone to count them as each one is different from the other with extraordinary pieces of art, perfect cravings that you cannot take your eyes off them.
You are bound to freeze when you experience the intricately carved ceilings with mesmerizing details that keep you on hold for a long time. If you are not familiar with Jainism, this temple is the epitome which talks about inner peace, non-violence, tolerance, and renunciation.
More than anything else, you certainly lost yourself in a different world with an immense sea of creativity and skillfulness of those sculptures. It is a must place to visit in Ranakpur as the amalgamation of devotion, art and architecture will touch your mind, body, and soul deeply.
Most importantly, the timings are from 12 Noon to 5:00 PM every day and tourist is allowed after 12 noon for the prayers. It is better to save your time and book your stay in advance at Ranakpur hotels and Resorts. If you need luxury with comfort and style, Mana Hotels are the perfect gateway from the exhaustive city life.