May 082013

Dilwara Temples

Dilwara temples, exquisite marvelous temples dating back to 11th century to 13th centuries AD, are a group of five legendary Jain temples. These temples are carved out of superb white marbles and have monumental attractions. Vimal Vasahi temple built in 1031 AD by Vimal Shah is the first in order and is devoted to the first Jain Tirthankaras. One another famous temple in this complex is Lun Vasahi temple built by Jain brothers Tejpal and Vastupal in 1231 AD. The attractively ornamented doorways, ceilings and panels make these temples simply majestic.

The temples impress the visitors with its simple beauty, glossy appearance, delicate style and master craft of Jain architecture mixed with mewar style of constructions. The temples are adorned with many sculptures and inscriptions as well. The temples are now the major Jain religious attraction in the state of Rajasthan.

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