Dilwara Temples | Mount Abu | Rajasthan | India

Dilwara Temples | Mount Abu | Rajasthan | India

The Dilwara Jain Temples were built by Vastupal-Tejpal, Jain laymen. Dilwara Temples considers as one of the most beautiful Jain pilgrimage sites in the world. It’s architecture reflecting Jain values like honesty and prudence. Dilwara temples consists of Five Temples, Each with its own unique identity. The Dilwara temples are 2.5 kilometers from Mount Abu, Rajasthan.“Mount Abu” is Rajasthan’s only hill station. Located at an elevation of 1220 meters above sea level.

Dilwara Temple at Mount Abu
Dilwara Temples at Mount Abu

Five Dilwara Jain Temples Are

Vimal Vasahi Temple (Shri Adi Nath Temple)

The Vimal Vasahi Temple made with white marble. This temple built in 1031 A.D. by Vimalsha, who was a minister of Bhimdev I, The Chalukya King, Solanki Maharaja of Gujarat.”This Temple is dedicated to first Jain Tirthankara Rishabh Dev

Mandap of Vimal Vasahi Temple
Mandap of Vimal Vasahi Temple

 

Luna Vasahi(Shri Nemi Nath Ji Temple)

The Luna Vasahi Temple was built in 1230 by two brothers – Vastupal and Tejpal – both ministers of a Virdhaval, the Vaghela ruler of Gujarat.This Temple dedicated to the 22nd Jain Tirthankara, Shri Nemi Nath ji. The idol of Shri Neminath Ji is made up of black marble temple has the main Hall called Rang mandap which has 360 tiny idols of Jain Tirthankara which is made up of marble.

 

Luna Vasahi at Dilwara Temples

Pittalhar Temple (Shri Rishabha Ji Temple)

The Pittalhar Temple was built by Bhamashah of Rajasthan. “Who was a minister of Maharana Pratap”This temple dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankar, Rishabha. It has a big casted metal statue of Rishabha Dev; Who was the first Jain Tirthankara. The main metal used in this statue is “Pital” hence the name of this temple is ‘Pittalhar’

Pittalhar Temple at Dilwara Temples
Pittalhar Temple at Dilwara Temples

Khartar Vasahi Temple (Shri ParshwanathTemple)

The Khartar Temple was built by Mandlik and his family in 1458-59.This temple consists of a three storied building.The tallest of all the shrines at Dilwara Temple. it is dedicated to the Parshwanatha 23rd Jain Tirthankara.

Khartar Vasahi Temple at Dilwara Temples
Khartar Vasahi Temple at Dilwara Temples

Mahavir Swami Temple:

The Mahavir Swami Temple dedicated to the last Jain Tirthankara, Mahavira. This is a small Temple built in 1582 and dedicated to Lord Mahavira, 24th and last Tirthankara of Jain’s.

Statue of Swami Mahavir at Mahavir Temple
Statue of Swami Mahavir at Mahavir Temple

 

Important Information About Dilwara Temple

Open

Daily (Even on public holidays)

Entrance Fee

Free

Temples Time For Jain’s

6 AM to 6 PM

Temples Time For Non-Jain Tourist

12 PM 6 PM

Photography

Not allowed inside the temple complex

Best Time to Visit

October to  March

Nearest Railway Station

Abu Road railway station

Famous Place to Visit near “Dilwara Temple

Mount Abu, Nakki Lake, Achalgarh Fort, Trevors Tank, Gaumukh Temple, Adhar Devi Temple, Doodh Baori,

How to Reach Dilwara Temples

  • By Train

    The train is probably the easiest way to reach Mount Abu. Abu Road is the nearest station to the main city which is located only 28 km from the city.

  • By Air

    The nearest airport is Udaipur, if you are traveling by air. However, you will have to book a taxi to reach Mount Abu from the airport.

  • By Road

    Well connected to major cities, Mount Abu is easily accessible by road. A short 163km from Udaipur, Mount Abu is the perfect option for a road trip. An overnight drive, Delhi is located 739km from Mount Abu. Jaipur is located less than 500kms from Mount Abu and is a 7-hour drive.

 

Map of Dilwara Jain Temples

 

 

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