The Dilwara Temple or Delwara temple is a group of five temples, located in Mount Abu of the Sirohi district of Rajasthan. Dilwara Jain temple is also known as a marble temple.
Dilwara Jain Temple is one of the most beautiful pilgrimage sites for Jains located amidst the Aravalli hills of Rajasthan. This temple was built between the 11th and 13th centuries by Vastupala Tejpal.
The Dilwara Jain Temple at Mount Abu is located at a distance of about 3 km from Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan.
Five Temple’s Of Dilwara Jain Temple
Vimal Vasahi Temple
The Vimal Vasahi Temple at Mount Abu is dedicated to Lord Adinath, the first Jain Tirthankara. This temple was built by Vimal Shah, the Solanki Maharaja of Gujarat in 1021. This temple is the most famous and oldest of all the temples.
Luna Vasahi Temple
The Luna Vasahi Temple at Mount Abu was built in 1230. This temple is dedicated to Lord Neminath, the 22nd Jain Tirthankara. This is the second major temple in the temple complex. This temple was built in 1230 by two Porwad brothers Vastupal and Tejpal.
Pittalhar Temple is the third major temple dedicated to the Jain Tirthankara Lord Rishabhdev. This temple was built by Bhima Seth. A huge idol of Lord Adinath made of five metals and brass is installed in this temple.
Parshvanath Temple is a three-story building temple that is the tallest building of all the temples. It was built by the congregation in 1459 as a dedication to Lord Parshvanath, the 23rd Jain Tirthankara.
Mahavir Swami Temple
The Mahavir Swami Temple built in 1582 is dedicated to Lord Mahavir Swami, the 24th Jain Tirthankara. This temple is much smaller than the rest of the temples.
History of Dilwara Temple Rajasthan
This magnificent temple is dedicated to the Tirthankaras of Jainism. In the temples of Dilwara, the ‘Vimal Vasahi Temple is the oldest dedicated to the first idol, which was built in 1031 AD.
The ‘Lun Vaasahi Temple’, which is dedicated to the twentieth Tirthankara Neminath, is also quite popular. This temple was built in 1231 AD by two brothers named Vastuppal and Tejpal.
Vimal Vaasahi is the oldest temple here, which has been dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara Adinath. The main feature of this temple is its terrace, which is made in concentrated rings of 11 rich mosaics.
Vimal Shah was the minister of the Solanki rulers of Gujarat, who, in the year 1031 AD. It was manufactured in The central terrace of the temple has been made of majestic masonry and it appears as a decorative central pendant.
Dilwara Temples Architecture
Historically, all these temples are very old. One of the things that are most beautiful is that in the 48 pillars of the temples, shapes are made of dancers, which attract everyone and attract them. The temples and sculptures of Dilwara are fine examples of temple building art.
The main attraction of the temple is the ‘Ranga Mandap’ which is a dome-shaped roof. It has a chandelier-like structure in the center of the ceiling, and sixteen stone idols of Vidyadevi, the goddess of knowledge. Other designs of carvings include lotus, deity, and abstract patterns.
The pendant of the dome creates a point or drop occurring downwards that looks like a lotus flower. This is a wonderful sample of work. It is a symbol of divine supremacy coming down and fulfilling human aspirations.
Its most notable properties are its shiny fine and marble craftsmanship, and it is so excellent that marble becomes almost transparent in it.
The temple of Dilwara is one of the best examples of handcraft. The mosaic here is so lively and shaped so closely by a section of the stone shows that it rises almost. This temple is a paradise for tourists and is the center of spirituality for the devotees.
Mount Abu Dilwara Jain Temple Timings
Dilwara Temple is open for Jain devotees from 6 am to 6 pm and for other religions, it is open from 12 noon to 6 pm.
How can reach Dilwara Temple Sirohi Rajasthan?
Near Railway Station Dilwara Jain Temple – Abu Road 30 KM
Near Airport Dilwara Jain Temple – Udaipur Airport 178 KM
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