Five Dilwara Temples
translucent shell treatment on marble, Dilwara Jain temple is an artists
dream in marbles. A sacred pilgrimage for Jains, located in the
is illustrious for its sheer
elegance and beauty of marble carved architecture. There are five Jain
temples in Rajasthan all known for beautiful architecture. The surrounding
ambiance of mango trees and wooded hills add more jewels to the magnificence
of temples. The temples are dedicated to Jains saints (Tirthankars)
stores rare illustrated manuscripts and treatises.
Jain faith inspire simplicity and so their temple reflects. Though the
temples are heavily carved and decorated but surprisingly the simplicity
rules the temples. The temples create a magical divine ambiance. The temples
constructed accordance with north Indian architectural style. The temples
are believed to built in accordance of Vastu shastra , each room in the
temple is sanctum sanctorum where idols are kept. One of the prominent part
of the temple architecture is the roof called shikhara, which is on the top
of Grabha Griha. The temples are also built on a height and steps to follow
to the main entrance. The architectural style is known as Nagra. There are
total of five temples in a small village called Dilwara.
Five Dilwara Temples
The Vimal Vashi Temple
It glorifies the first Jain Tirthankar,
Adinath. The temple is categorized into different corridors and subsequently
many cells. Each cell consist of smaller idol of Tirthankar. The hallmark of
the temple is carver corridor, pillars, arches as well as ceilings. The
carvings were taken from different Hindu and Jain mythology. Rang Mandap is
also knowen as grand hall have 12 richly decorated pillars, arches and a
central dome. The beautiful female figurines playing musical instruments
carved on the pillars.
The Luna Vashi Temple
Luna Vashi temple is dedicated to 22nd
Jain Tirthankar, Shri Nemi Nathji. The architecture is more or less like
Vimal Vashi where the Rang Mandap has a central dome with ornamented
pendent. There are 72 figures of Jain Tirthankars and 360 Jain monks figures
depicted on the circular band. The Kirti Stambh in Luna Vashi temple is also
famous for its beauty.
The impressive statue of Tirthankar Adinath
made up of five metal is worth to see. Most of the statue is made up of
Brass. The temple is also consists fo Rang Mandap, Garbha Griha and other
This one is remarkable structure boasting of
tallest shrines among all shrines. Also known as Khartar Vashi temple, was
constructed in the 15th century. The beautiful exterior carving is often
compared with Khajuraho temples
Mahaveer Swami Temple
The temple has an important religious
significance as the temple is dedicated to 24th Jain Tirthankar Mahavir.
Prime attraction is the painting on the upper walls of the temple. The
temple was constructed in 16th century.
The temple is name dafter the spring that comes
out from the sculpted cows head. A fabulous hill temple against a
It is one of the favorite place of tourists where
you can witness the spectacular view of sunset against a backdrop of lush
Nobody knows why it is called the honeymoon
point. Perhaps it is the most romantic place in Mount Abu especially in the
early evening hours. From the top of the point you will see the enchanting
lush green valleys and plains.
Garden And Parks -
There are plenty of beautiful gardens and parks
spread through out the hills. To spend some leisure hours in gardens and
parks can be included in your itinerary.
The temples are open to non Jain visitor from noon to 6 pm.
Photography is strictly restricted in temple premises.
Leather bags are also not allowed inside the temple.
You can find taxis from the town to Dilwara or you can also stroll out to
there, which will take around 1 hours.
Do not take any guides from the Dilwara. It is better to take a travel
agents help , they will provide you registered guide.
Always carry photocopies of passport, travel documents with you. Carry
travelers check with you.
By Air :
The nearest airport is at a distance of 185
kilometers at Udaipur
, which connects all
major cities in India.
By Train :
Railway connectivity is excellent. The
railway is at a distance of 28 kilometers.
By Road :
Mt. Abu is 185 km from Udaipur. It takes seven
hours to reach Udaipur by buses.