North Indian - Temples
The Ranakpur temple is a Jain temple situated at Ranakpur and is dedicated to the Tirthankara Rishabhanatha. The ttemple was constructed by Dharna Shah, a business person in the 15th century
Ranakpur Temple - Rajasthan - North India
The temple is constructed with a light colored marble and has over 1444 marble pillars that are carved exquisitely. There is a beautifully carved pillar which depicts a snake with 108 heads and tails but the ends of the tails cannot be found. Also during the hours of the day, these pillars change their color from golden to pale blue.
The temple was built when Dharna Shah was inspired by his dream in which appeared a celestial vehicle. He started the construction of the temple under the patronage of Rana Kumbha, ruler of Mewar.
The temple is open from 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
No specific dress code is recommended for a visit to this temple. Still, costumes covering upper arms and legs are suggested as a mark of respect to the temple customs.
There are a lot of dance and cultural program that happens in Ranakpur annually.
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