Ranakpur, Rajasthan – A photo story

Tripoto
23rd Jul 2015

Built in the 15th century, Ranakpur Temple is praised worldwide for its intricate architectural style. It is known to be the largest and most important temples of the Jain religion. Located in village of Ranakpur near Pali district of Rajasthan, it lies at a distance of 95 kms in the north of Udaipur city.

Below is a photo story on the ever so enchanting temple along with a few facts. All photos are clicked by my Moto G2 :D

Photo of Ranakpur, Rajasthan – A photo story 1/5 by Khyati Maloo

Photo of Ranakpur, Rajasthan – A photo story 2/5 by Khyati MalooOver 1400 exclusively carved pillars makes the temple an architectural marvel

Photo of Ranakpur, Rajasthan – A photo story 3/5 by Khyati Maloo

Each spire houses a shrine and the largest shrine is the important one that addresses the central altar. The temple ceilings are festooned with foliate scrollwork and geometric patterns.

Photo of Ranakpur, Rajasthan – A photo story 4/5 by Khyati Maloo

It is due to the intricacy of the structure that the temple took approximately 65 years to complete.

Photo of Ranakpur, Rajasthan – A photo story 5/5 by Khyati Maloo

Ranakpur Temple was also nominated among the top 77 wonders, while deciding for new Seven Wonders of the World.

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