The Jain Temple at Ranakpur

This temple is located on the harrowing route between Udaipur and Jodhpur in northern India.

Jain temples have more restrictions than the majority of India’s temples. The Jain Temple at Ranakpur in India's province of RajasthanShoes must be removed. The Jain Temple at Ranakpur in India's province of Rajasthan It is said that there are some 4000 pillars and no two are the same. Because I took so many photos of the pillars they have their own post, WPC: Ornate Pillars in the Jain Temple at Ranakpur
The Jain Temple at Ranakpur in India's province of Rajasthan Jainism is a separate religion that follows Mahariva, a 6th century contemporary of Buddha. It is similar to both Hinduism and Buddhism in its belief of reincarnation and karma but rejects many of the other principles.The Jain Temple at Ranakpur in India's province of RajasthanThe Jain Temple at Ranakpur in India's province of RajasthanThe entire temple is constructed of intrically-carved white marble.Intricate carvings omn the marble pillars of the Jain Temple in Ranakpur, India A detail of some of the carving.
The Jain Temple at Ranakpur in India's province of RajasthanA giant tree grows up through the middle of the temple.
The Jain Temple at Ranakpur in India's province of Rajasthan A Jain ‘jina’ covered with silver leaf and flowers.The Jain Temple at Ranakpur in India's province of Rajasthan The temple is filled with peace and enchantment.The Jain Temple at Ranakpur in India's province of Rajasthan Many of the Jains wear masks over their faces so that they won’t accidentally inhale and cause the death of an insect.
The Jain Temple at Ranakpur in India's province of Rajasthan
More about our 2010 trip to India.

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