The Dilwara Temple or the Delwara Temple is a group of five temples. Dilwara Temple is located in Mount Abu Nagar of the Sirohi district of Rajasthan.
History of Dilwara Temple Mount Abu Sirohi
These temples were built between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. This magnificent temple is dedicated to the tirthankars of Jainism. In the temples of Dilwara, the ‘Vimal Vaasahi 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 tirthankar Neminath, is also quite popular. This temple was built in 1231 AD by two brothers named Vastuppal and Tejpal.
Dilwara temple architecture
Historically, this Dilwara temple is very old. One of the things that are most beautiful is that in the 48 pillars of the temples, shapes made of dancers, which attract everyone and attract them. The temples and sculptures of Dilwara are a fine example of temple building art.
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 D.I. The central terrace of the temple has been made of majestic masonry and it appears as a decorative central pendant. 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. The statues of 16 ladies of Vidya (women of knowledge) have been pictured on the terrace.
Delwara Jain Temple Mount Abu Sirohi Rajasthan
Another Dilwara temple is Luna Vaasahi, Vastupapaala, and Tejpal, which is named after the ministers of the then Vaghela rulers of Gujarat who have passed the 1230 A.D. They were built in D. Despite being plain and decent outside, the interior decorations of all these temples are covered with soft mosaic. 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 of tourists and is the center of spirituality for the devotees.
How to reach Dilwara Temple Sirohi Rajasthan
Near Railway Station Dilwara Jain Temple – Abu Road 30 KM
Near Airport Dilwara Jain Temple – Udaipur Airport 178 KM