Dilwara Jain Temples Quick Facts
|Mount Abu, Rajasthan (India)
|Between 11th to 13th century AD
|Vimal Shah, Vastupal and Tejpal
Dilwara Jain Temples Overview
Every country has its own specialty, similarly many features are found in India too. People of different religions reside in the country and all the people follow their respective religions.
Jainism in India has a long history, the imprint of which can be seen everywhere in India. The followers of Jainism have built many historical temples, one of which is the Dilwara Jain Temple, which is located in Mount Abu, Rajasthan.।
Dilwara Jain Temples History
The history of Dilwara Temple is associated with Jainism. It was built between 11th to 13th century by Vastupal and Tejpal, two famous kings of ancient India, which was completed in 1231 AD. This temple was dedicated to Rishabhdev, the first and famous Tirthankara of Jainism.
Information about Jainism:It is one of the oldest religions of India, which means "Religion promoted by the Jinas". This religion was started by Rishabhdev Adinath, the First Tirthankara of Jainism. The main reason for the origin of this religion was to eliminate the unrest and inferiority complex from the society. The work of making this religion even more famous was done by Vardhaman Mahavir Jain, the 24th Tirthankar of Jainism, who was the last Tirthankar of Jainism.
Dilwara Jain Temples Interesting Facts
- This Temple is about 2.5 km from Mount Abu city center of Rajasthan. Is located at a distance.
- It took about 14 years to build the oldest temple of this temple “Vimal Vasahi” and the construction of the entire temple cost about Rs 18 crores.
- About 1200 workers and 1500 craftsmen were required in the construction of this temple.
- In the Brasshar temple of this temple, there is an idol of Rishabhdev made of Panchadhatu and brass, which weighs about 4,000 kg.
- This Temple is the best example of Jain architecture and Indian architecture, in which white marble stones have been used, which were brought from the Arasuri hills.
- This Temple is divided into five parts, in which the oldest temple is "Vimal Vasahi" which is to Rishabhdev, the second "Temple Lun Vasahi" to Neminath, the third temple "Pitalhar" to Rishabhdev, the fourth temple "Parshvanath" to Parshvanath and the last temple "Mahavir Swami". The last Jain Tirthankara is dedicated to Mahavira.
- The Hastishala located in the Vimal Vasahi temple was built in 1147-49 by Prithvi Vipal, a descendant of Vimalasha, which includes many elephant statues.
- Navchowki is also located in the Vimal Vasahi temple, which includes nine rectangular roofs, on which various types of structures and beautiful carvings have been done, which rest on ornate pillars.
- The main hall of the Lun Vasahi Temple houses a mandapa with a huge dome in the center with various carvings and a huge ornamental pendant hanging in the center.
- The Largest temple in the Dilwara temple is the Parshwanath, which consists of a Three floors building and also includes four large pavilions with exquisite carvings.