the Chamukha temple ,The Beauty of Ranakpur Jain Temples

Ranakpur Jain temple is a very famous pilgrimage site for Jains. This quaint destination is quite popular among tourists visiting Rajasthan and are looking to explore and experience the rich and colorful background of the state. Ranakpur is situated 60km north of Udaipur, which is a world famous travel destination. Jain temples Ranakpur are not just visited by Jains but tourist and art lovers from across the globe throng the beautifully sculpted temple complex. Apart from the architectural legacy of the Ranakpur Jain temple the place is also renowned for its scenic beauty. Surrounded by Aravali mountain range, Ranakpur provides a breathtaking view to visitors and give the place a surreal beauty.

The famous Ranakpur Jain temples are counted among the largest and the most important Jain cult temples which were built in the 15th century. Chamukha temple is the most famous Jain temple Ranakpur and contains the idols of Lord Mahavir Swami, Parshvanath, Adinath and Ajitnath. The temple has an amazing architectural design with 24 pillared halls 1,444 beautifully carved columns and 8 domes. The assembly hall of this Ranakpur Jain temple is the main attraction for tourist containing two big bells weighing 108 kg each. The temple is magnetic enough to allow a visitor to sit and keep looking for hours. Apart from the temples Ranakpur is a shopper's delight. Its colorful and bustling bazaars provide beautiful handicrafts like pottery, jewelry, precious gems, paintings and leather and wooden articles. Ranakpur also has some really good hotels like Mana hotels, which will make your stay even more special.

Apart from the Chamukha temple, the sun temple which was built in the 13th century is another famous Ranakpur Jain temple. Parshvanath temple and Suryanarayan temple are other very famous and visited Jain temple Ranakpur. The main attraction of the Suryanarayan temple is the towering idol of the Sun God in his chariot of seven horses. On the other hand the Parshvanath temple is known for its pierced windows.

For someone who loves to dwell into the ethnic and cultural beauty of India, Ranakpur Jain temples will prove to be a paradise. The glorious beauty of these classic structures transports you to a mythological world of Gods, kings and queens.

Rajasthan is a beautiful place and is flocked by some of the most famous names in the world. Udaipur is amongst the favorite holiday destination for stars like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Cheryl Cole and Julia Roberts. Apart from Ranakpur, you can find some world famous temples near Udaipur, like Eklingji Temple situated at around 22 km away from Udaipur and Nathdwara temple situated 48 km away from Udaipur. The Eklingji temple is dedicated to Lord Eklingji who is also famous as one form of Lord Shiva. On the other hand the Nathdwara temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna.

photophotoJain Temple is known for its carved Marble pillarsphoto



the Chamukha temple


the Suryanarayan temple