India is full of natural wonders and is rich in abundance of natural biodiversity. There are many amazing hill-stations in India which holds a prominent place in India tourism. One of the most beautiful hill stations in India is Mount Abu. It is the only hilly area of the state of Rajasthan. People on their Rajasthan tourism loves to visit this hill station which serves as an oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan.
Mount Abu is a beautiful hill station and is filled with rich culture, traditions and heritage sites along with natural beauty. Here in this post today we are going to discuss about Dilwara Jain Temple in Mount Abu which is a prominent tourist attraction in the hill station. Without delaying any further let us start with our Temple tours.
Dilwara Jain Temples
The beautiful piece of architecture from 3th century AD, Dilwara Jain Temple is a gem of Mount Abu. People who travel to Mount Abu always visit this amazing temple. The temple was built during the reign of the Solanki rulers when they were on the pinnacle of their reign. The temple so beautifully carved that it is often compared with the Taj Mahal of Agra. The interior of the temple shows the spectacular work of human craftsmanship. The temple is located at a distance of half kilometer from Hill station.
The most amazing part of this temple is that the premise of this temple is consisting of 5 temples which were built in the different time of the Jainism faith. These five temples are dedicated to five Jain Tirthamkars and are present to visitors as an epitome of marble architecture in the area.
- The Five Temples of Dilwara
- Best Time To visit Dilwara Jain Temple
- How To Reach Dilwara Jain Temple
- Hotels Near Dilwara Jain Temples
1. The Five Temples of Dilwara
Considered as the best Jain temple in the world, the Dilwara Jain Temple is famous for minutely carved ceilings, doorways, pillars and panels that are simply marvelous. The five temples in the premises are named after the five villages namely Vimal Vasahi Temple, Luna Vasahi, Pittalhar Temple, Parsvanatha Temple and Mahavi Swami temple.
Vimal Vasahi Temple – Among all the five temples, this is the oldest one. The temple is built by Vimal Shah who used to serve as the minister of Solanki in 1031 AD. The temple is dedicated to the first Jain Tirthamkar Shri Adinath Ji. The outer part of temple is blocked into small cells and each block is containing the idol of Adinath Ji. 12 intrigues carved pillars in the temple is supported by 12 decorative pillars called Rang Mandap.
Luna Vasahi – Built in 1230 A.D this temple is dedicated to 22nd Jain Tirthmkar, Shri Nemi Nathji. Two most amazing architecture of that time built this temple namely Vastupal and Tejpal and is built in the memory of their late brother “Luna”. The main hall of this place is having carved hanging pendants of 72 figures of Tirthankar in the sitting position. “Navchowki” in this temple is the major attraction which is named after the ceiling of nine marbles that fascinates travellers the most.
Pittalhar Temple – Because of the presence of many brass statues in the premises, the temple is named Pittalhari or Peethalhaar temple. The temple is also dedicated to the first Jain Tirthmkar the Rishabh Dev (Adinath Ji). The sanctum of the temple is compact with the huge brass statue of the Adinath Ji which is 8ft long and 5.5 ft broad.
Parsvanatha Temple – Built during the 1458-59 AD, the temple was built by Mandika clan and this temple has the tallest shrine. There are four huge Mandapa’s amongst all Diwara temples. Dedicated to Lord Parsvanatha the Mandapa in temple has the sculptures made of grey sandstone. You will love the artwork of temple which will remind you of Konark and Khajuraho.
Mahavir Swami Temple – The only temple with the paintings the Mahavir Swami Temple was built in 1582 and the is famous for its height which 12000 m. The huge marble blocks were being transported on the Aravalli Range on the elephant’s back. This is a place famous comes under Rajasthan Tour Package. To maintain the decorum in temple, photography is not allowed.
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2. Best Time To visit Dilwara Jain Temple
The temperature of Rajasthan remains hot throughout the year but what makes an exception is the town of Mount Abu. Being a hill-station the Mount Abu’s climate remains calm and pleasing throughout the year. If you are also thinking of best time to visit Dilwara temple then summer is the most perfect time in a year. Temperature falls in between from 17 to 24 degrees this time.
3. How To Reach Dilwara Jain Temple
Mount Abu is well connected with the roadways and the railways with all other parts of the state. Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and many more places are easily connected with Mount Abu through buses and trains. Easy conveyance facility will make your Rajasthan tours a memorable one.
Suggested Tour: 4 Nights 5 Days Rajasthan Tour with Mount Abu
4. Hotels Near Dilwara Jain Temple
Nestled amidst the bounty of natural wonders accommodation options in Mount Abu are filled with all modern amenities that make the stay of guests memorable and pleasing. Hotels such as Mount Regency, Hotel Chacha Inn, Krishna Niwas and Hotel Silver Oak are some of the best hotels near Dilwara Jain Temples in Mount Abu.
Suggested Tour: 4 Nights 5 Days Udaipur with Mount Abu Tour