Dilwara Jain Temple

Dilwara Jain Temple

Dilwara Jain Temple

This Jain Temple is situated at Mount Abu in Rajasthan. These beautifully carved temples built between 11th and 13th century A.D. is sheer elegance in marble, dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras. The Vimal Vasahi temple is the oldest temple dedicated to the 1st Tirthankara. Built in 1031 A.D., it is a superb example of temple architecture. The central shrine has an image of Rishabhdev and large courtyard with 52 small shrines, each housing a beautiful statue of Tirthankaras with 48 elegantly carved pillars form the entrance to the courtyard. The Lun Vashi Temple, dedicated to the 22nd Tirthankara – Neminath, was built in 1231 A.D. With door casings, pillars, architraves, and sculptures on porticos, the temple is a fine specimen of craftsmanship. The temple is located at Mount Abu.

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