DILWARA TEMPLE PDF

Five Temples[ edit ] The temple complex is in the midst of a range of forested hills. There are five temples in all, each with its own unique identity. The group is named after the small village of Dilwara or Delvara in which they are located. Pittalhar, dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankar, Shri Adinatha. Parshvanath, dedicated to the 23rd Jain Tirthankara, Shri Parshvanatha. Among all the five legendary marble temples of Dilwara, the most famous of those are the Vimal Vasahi and the Luna Vasahi temples.

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Five Temples[ edit ] The temple complex is in the midst of a range of forested hills. There are five temples in all, each with its own unique identity. The group is named after the small village of Dilwara or Delvara in which they are located. Pittalhar, dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankar, Shri Adinatha. Parshvanath, dedicated to the 23rd Jain Tirthankara, Shri Parshvanatha. Among all the five legendary marble temples of Dilwara, the most famous of those are the Vimal Vasahi and the Luna Vasahi temples.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Rishabha. There are 7 additional cells are found, 1 cell houses image of Ambaji and 2 cells of Munisuvrata. The Gudh mandap is a simple hall after stepping inside its heavily decorated doorway. The Gudh mandap, houses two idols of Parshvanatha in Kayotsarga position.

The mandap is meant for Aarti to the deity. The ceiling has carvings of horses, elephants, musician, dancers and soldier. This magnificent temple was built in by two Porwad brothers - Vastupal and Tejpal - both ministers of a Virdhaval, the Vaghela ruler of Gujarat.

The temple has a similar structure as Vimala Vasahi but rich with extraordinary sculptural decoration. Arranged in a circular band are 72 figures of Tirthankars in sitting posture and just below this band are small figures of Jain monks in another circular band.

One of the special feature of temple is the two niches of Derani wife of younger brother and Jethani wife of older brother , the wife of Vastupal and Tejpal. Each of the nine ceilings here seems to exceed the others in beauty and grace. The ceilings of the temple depicts scenes of the life of Neminatha with image of Rajmathi who was to marry Neminatha [26] and Krishna. The Kirthi Stambha is a big black stone pillar that stands on the left side of the temple. The carvings of devkulikas and Chakreshvari in the ceiling of temple is also noteworthy.

The old mutilated idol was replaced and installed in AD weighing maunds four metric tons according to the inscription on it. Some shrines devakulika were constructed in and , before construction was abandoned. On all the four faces of the sanctum on the ground floor are four big mandaps housing a Choumukha idol of Parshvanatha.

The image of fourth image of Parshvanatha is illegible. There is depiction of 14 dreams of mother of tirthankar has before birth. The idol of Goddess Ambika is also present. On the third floor, the Chaumukha idol is of Parshvanatha.

On the upper walls of the porch there are pictures painted in by the artists of Sirohi. There are detailed carvings of flowers, pigeons, court-scene, dancing girls, horses, elephant, and other scenes. On each side of Mahavira, there are 3 idols of tirthankar. Allauddin Khilji had attacked and damaged the temples in In , Bijag and Lalag of Mandore had undertaken repairs. In , Lallubhai Jaichand of Patan had the temples repaired and reconsecrated on April 25, , under the supervision of Yati Hemasagar.

Amenities[ edit ] Facilities are available for bathing, which is mandatory before puja is performed for the idols. These facilities use passive solar power to heat up the water for bathing and other things. Guided tour hours for tourists are posted outside the temple.

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Read More on Dilwara Temples Dilwara Temples Architecture The Dilwara Temples is considered as the most beautiful Jain pilgrimage sites in the world for the spectacular use of marble in its making. Standing amidst the forested hills, a high wall surrounds the temple complex. It looks very simple from the outside. With intricately carved designs on pillars, ceilings, entryways and panels, the sumptuous temple radiates the Jain values like honesty and simplicity.

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