Best time to visit2:00 AM 4:00 PM
Open hours12:00 PM 5:00 PM
Things to doWorship, photography
Best MonthsAll year
Rank1 out of 33 attractions in Mt Abu
One of the architectural wonders of the world, the Dilwara Jain Temples is sometimes considered architecturally superior than the Taj Mahal also. These temples are surrounded by lush green hills and look like nothing extra ordinary from the outside. As you enter the temples, you find human skills displayed at its best. The temples were built during the 11th to 13th century during which time there was no road transport to transport the marble blocks till this height. It is known that the task was done by elephants. The ornamental carvings in the walls, ceilings and pillars of the temple are marvelous. The creativity of artisans even so long ago can leave any one in awe. There are 5 main temples inside that are dedicated to a tirthankara each. These are the Sri Mahavir Swami Temple. Sri Adinath or Vimal Vashi Temple, Shri Parshvanath Temple, Shri Rishabhdaoji or Peethalhar Temple, Shri neminath Ji or Lunaashahi Temple.
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Reviews of Dilwara Jain Temples • 9
The next halt - Dilwara (Jain)Temple has amazing architecture and is a definite no miss for people visiting Mount Abu. In total it has five temples in it namely Vimal Vasahi, Luna Vasahi, Pithalhar, Parshvanath and Mahavir Swami. The temple provides a free guide to all the people visiting the temple.Time spent: 45 mins
On the way back we stopped at the Dilwara Jain Temples. Dilwara temples are remarkable examples of Jain architecture and are known for country’s finely decorated temples. Made of marble, these two temples are center of attraction for tourists and those who believes in the Jainism. Vimal Vashai is the older temple, dates back to as early as year 1031. It is dedicated to the first tirthankar of Jains, Adinath. It is said that 1500 masions and 1200 laborers built it in 14 years. The other one, the Luna Vashi temple is dedicated to the Neminath, the 22nd tirthankar and was built about two centuries later in about 15 years. The temple complex is in the city boundary only and you can easily walk your way to it since it is very near to parking place.
Dilwara Jain temples located about 2½ kilometers from Mount Abu These temples were built between 11th to 13th centuries AD, It's a heaven for architecture lovers! The temples are an emblem of perfection. The beautiful stone carvings, the design and structure. If you want to see the Perfection in creation you must visit Dilwara Jain Temple. But make sure that you have a guide to get the information. Visitors are allowed entry from 12.00 noon to 5.00 pm. We headed to main city for lunch there is famous restaurant Sher-E Punjab here u can get Non-veg food taste also good. Now we back to hotel to same rest. After getting 2 hour of rest we went to see Sun set point u have to walk for 1km car are not allowed and it’s crowded to but its perfect destination for photographers. You can enjoy the view here which gives a good glimpse of the mountains and the plains beneath as well. There is also place to sit and relax or you can get yourself seated on one of the rocks there. Come early here to occupy the best spot to view the sunset.
Morning, we again took our rented two wheeler and headed towards Dilware Jain Mandir, The marble carvings inside the temple were beautiful that one cannot describe, We had pure Jain food in our lunch from Dilware Jain mandir Bhojanalaya.This was the best part of our visit, One thing to note down that photography is not allowed inside the temple. From there, we move towards Trevors tank which is surrounded by dense forest and famous for Fish and Crocodiles, we spent some time there and came back. This place was located at quite outer part of Mount Abu, while returning we went to Adhar Devi Temple, It was also very close to our hotel.In evening we move towards honeymoon point located at another end of Mount Abu, The place is full of tourist and lots of monkeys. After spending their 1 hour we left and now this was my turn to drive vehicle, Again we came back to Main market had some snacks, did some small shopping of local stuff, small gifts for friends and returned back to hotel, Day 2 was quite hectic so we just had our dinner and slept off as next day morning we have to catch train to return back to home. We woke up next day, Hotel staff makes our breakfast ready early morning, we had breakfast, took the taxi and reached Abu Road to catch our train. The whole journey was beautiful and we had awesome memories of this place and two - three days are enough to explore complete Mount Abu.This post was originally published on Expressions Of My Thoughts.
Dilwara temples are the examples of remarkable Jain architecture and are known for country’s finest decorated temples. Made of marble, these two temples are center of attraction for tourists and those who believes in the Jainism. Vimal Vashai is the elder temple, dates back to as early as year 1031. It is dedicated to the first tirthankar of Jains, Adinath. It is said that 1500 masions and 1200 laborers built it in 14 years. The other one, the Luna Vashi temple is dedicated to the Neminath, the 22nd tirthankar and was built about two centuries later in about 15 years. The temple complex is in the city boundary only and you can easily walk your way to it since it is very near to parking place.
Art & Architecture exemplified.
Dilwara temples are the most revered ancient temples of Jains. Although the Jains built some beautiful temples at other places of India, including Rajasthan, it is believed that none come close to these in terms of architectural perfection and style. The ornamental detail spreading over the minutely carved ceilings, doorways, pillars and panels is simply amazing.
Known for its extraordinary intricate architecture Dilwara temple is the finest Jain Temple. It’s been also compared to Taj Mahal because of the marvellous design and structure. Dilwara Temple consists of five major temples devoted to five jain trithankaras (saints). The entry is free but the timings need to be kept in mind which is 12 pm – 3 pm also no matter how much you would want, photography is prohibited here so it will be better if you leave that outside rather than getting your camera and then fixing up a place to deposit that.
Mount Abu is a must visit for many to go to the Dilwara Jain Temples for religious as well as touristy reasons. After coming back from Nakki lake we checked into hotel, rested for a while which comprised a heavy brunch and a shower. after this break, we hired a bike and were on our way to Dilwara temples. The temples are a mere 2.5 kms from here and even in the middle of June, we were blessed with cool, breezy (even misty) weather. After crossing an unassuming gate and some security procedures (no mobiles and sadly no camera) we were inside the temple complex. The temples are intricately carved and reflect the opulence of the era - 11th to 13th century. The extremely ornamental carvings depict the Jain gurus, gods and goddesses, animals and humans, flowers and stars and various pleasant patterns. Each panel on the wall or inside the ceiling dome is different from each other and our jaws dropped at the meticulous detailing. The movement of the dancers on the walls / ceilings seem to be frozen in stone. The compassion of a mother is aptly depicted on the face of a female deity looking at a child. There is so much more that we want to say - hanging necklaces, lifted toes with clear toe nails, swaying elephant trunks. It is difficult to imagine just how the sculptors succeeded in rendering such a soft appeal to the hard marble stone . The art works are like soft music with a calming rhythm that can’t but touch one's senses. However, after a while our eyes stopped registering. If one prefers minimalism, the detailing may seem a little tiresome and you start questioning the excesses and the connection with the concepts of austerity and frugality of Jain philosophy. Nonetheless there they are, in all their brilliance, and are most definitely among the much cherished treasures of India. Tip: Forget your fancy camera at the hotel. If you want to click photos here, you are in for disappointment. Cameras are allowed only in one of the temples which is also under renovation.