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Ranakpur Temple

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On our recent trip to India in March we were travelling to Udaipur by road. En route is the small town of Ranakpur which is famous for its marble Jain Temple. This is said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples. It is said that the construction of the temple started in the 15th century and it was renovated time to time.

We reached there early in the morning and the place felt tranquil. The temple offers an exquisite work of art and architecture.

1 This renowned Jain temple is dedicated to their Guru ‘Tirthankara Adinatha’. 

4 The temple has 29 halls, 80 domes and the pavilions include about 1444 pillars; each of them carved intricately and artistically. 

5 Inside the temple figures of dancing goddesses are beautifully engraved at the pillars. It is believed that each pillar is different from the others in design. 

2 We could not take pictures inside the…

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