RANAKPUR

GENERAL INFORMATION

Area   5 Sq km.
Altitude   486 Meters
Climate Max Min
Summer 40°c 30°c
winter 29°c 10°c
Rainfall   55 cm
Clothing Summer Winter
Light tropical Woollen
Best season   September – March
Languages   English, Hindi, Rajasthani

In a peaceful and pleasant glen which keeps running into the western inclines of the Aravalli slopes is an exceptional complex of Jain Temples at Ranakpur, one of the five principle heavenly places of the Jain order.

In spite of the fact that more than 500 years of age, the temples here are greatly protected in a close immaculate condition. On the inside is the principle sanctuary devoted to Tirthankara Rishabdeo with a Ckaumukha or four-faced holy shrine committed to Adinath. The most unmistakable components are the 29 lobbies of the sanctuary which contain 1444 mainstays of which no two are precisely indistinguishable.

Each possible surface is cut, and each corner and edge is engraved with Jain pictures. The fourfold picture of Adinath stands in the primary asylum, which is open on every one of the four sides. Ascending in three stories, it has four backup hallowed places with a sum of 80 vaults upheld by 420 sections. There are likewise 24 mandapams or colonnades and towers. The whole sanctuary is an arrangement of columns, colonnades, vaults and towers. Before the Chaumukha sanctuary are two more Jain Temples. One of these is devoted to Parsvanath and was implicit the fourteenth century. The outside bears sexual carvings. There is additionally a sanctuary committed to the Sun God, an early Vedic Deity.

TOURIST PLACES

Ranakpur Jain Temples

The principle vacation spot in Ranakpur is the Ranakpur Jain Temples. The Ranakpur Jain sanctuaries were built under the rule of Rana Kumbha in the fifteenth century AD. Every sanctuary gives an understanding into the rich sanctuary design of the medieval times. The most vital sanctuary is committed to Rishabhji. A huge storm cellar of this sanctuary covers 48,000 square feet. The Ranakpur Jain sanctuary covers a region of 4500 square yards. Chaumukha, the focal four-faced sanctuary houses a symbol of Jain Tirthankara Adinath. Ascending to three stories, the sanctuary has four little holy places with 80 towers bolstered by 420 sections. There are four backup holy places, 24 pillared corridors and in each of the 1444 sections. Each of the sections are unpredictably cut and adorned with most expound models and figures, no two being similar. Confronting the primary sanctuary are two sanctuaries devoted to Parasvanath and Neminath. The cutting on these sanctuaries looks somewhat like those of Khajuraho.

HOW TO GET THERE

By Air – Udaipur 94 km is the convenient airport.

By Rail – Falna 35 km is the nearest railhead on the Delhi-Ahmedabad sector.

By Road – Ranakpur is connected by road with the major cities of India. Some important distances are

DISTANCE
Delhi
Mount Abu
Jodhpur
Udaipur
RANAKPUR
546 km
257 km
178 km
94 Km