It is said that there are over 4000 pillars in the Jain Temple at Ranakpur, all intricately carved of white marble and no two the same.
The temple with its ornate carvings can be found on the route between Udaipur and Jodhpur in the Indian province of Rajasthan.
More of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate.
Beautiful. Can you imagine how long that much have taken them to build?
the entire temple complex was carved with the same ornate detail – I have no idea how long it took to do this – I will have to look it up!
I admire the patience of the builders.
omg gorgeous! the details are so beautiful that i want to go there just to touch them.
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nOt only the pillars are beautiful, there are some other unique things & interesting facts about these pillars in relation to the ceiling and dome of the temple.
the entire building was carved in incredible detail including the ceilings and domes – I focused on the pillars only because I had so many shots of them, and I thought that I would save the rest of the temple for another post!
will look forward to rest of things that you have saved up!! 🙂
Beautiful and the neutral colors are so soothing.
It’s true that the colour of the marble combined with that incredible detail almost brought about a meditative state…
Incredible! Great choice for the challenge!
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