ranakpur- temple-rajasthan

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Ranakpur Temple - Rajasthan - North India

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

Specialty

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.

history

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.

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Timings

The temple is open from 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

Dress code

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.

Festivals

There are a lot of dance and cultural program that happens in Ranakpur annually.

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