Jain Temples, Jaisalmer

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Admire the artistry and architecture of Jain Temples, a collection of holy sites located within the walls of the city's fort. Built between the 12th and 15th centuries CE, the temples feature elegantly carved edifices, whose intricate sandstone exteriors establish patterns that lead inside to the main prayer rooms. The whole temple complex offers the chance to learn more about the Jain community that has created so many of the notable buildings and institutions within the World Heritage-listed city. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Jaisalmer trip simple and quick.
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  • So staggering in detail and craftsmanship I almost cried. Closes at 1pm so keep this in mind when buying tickets. 200 rupees gains entry to all 3 sections.  more »
  • It one look at.. .the temple leaves you breathless...! (good in addition to the heat that..), everything is beautiful,
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  • The Jains. Very interesting to inquire about his cult. The architecture of the temples is wonderful and a cult of the amazing cleanliness.
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  • Stunning old temples, lovely to see the basic but intriguing intricate architecture and carvings. A heads up, don't wear leather, including belts and wallets when entering these places, and don't be offended if you're a female and anyone enquires if it's "that time of the month". Plenty of rituals to see, expect to give donations to see most which is standard practice. Ask the priests what is happening and if it's something you want, you will be "persuaded" but just respectfully say no or ignore. I give donations to the rituals I participated or observed as a rule
  • - Kunthunath 12" white, outside in Astapad. - Ground floor: Choumukhi Chandraprabh 40", white, + In Bhamati 4" , white, Parshvnathji + 1st floor: 2' 108 Parshvnath Bhamati (10-16" high pratimas), + Adinath 5", Also On Top of Devi's pratima Choumukhi Padmaprabh, lots of going up and down in all temples, - Adinath + Simandharswami + several hundred other pratimas. In all these FIVE Jinalayas they are INTERNALLY Connected BUT EACH is MANAGED UNDER SEPARATE Pujaris, - Saptaphana Chintamani Parshvnath- height, 3'. All phanas are of DIFFERENT SIZES, Middle one is the longest one. -Panch Dhatu 18" Shitalnath + 12 pratimas of Panch Dhatu. Also, Shyam Parshvnath 10" Sankatharan Parshvnath, - Sambhavnath, white, 30", Several other of brown stone as if sculpted right there on the SPOT, + 4' two pratimas. - Panch Dhatu Shantinath. These JInalayas OPEN for ONLY ONE HOUR IN THE Morning & then for 15 Minutes in the evening for Aarti & Immediate Mangalik @ around 6.30 - 7 PM. Narrow lanes , suitable only for two wheeler driving, / walking. Hence after Fort parking, one needs to walk for another 10 minutes to reach these Jinalayas.
  • Amazing temple.... Awesome creativity
  • This Jain temple was built 860 years ago, out of yellow sandstone and has intricate engravings.
  • Nice place nice architecture I love this place

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A popular tourist destination with a wealth of attractions, Jaisalmer boasts a number of accommodations to meet the needs of its domestic and international visitors. The district around Sadar Bazar features a large number of options, with simple sandstone hotels and guesthouses complemented by the odd high-end alternative. Look closer to the fort to find the more storied and luxurious options in town, with many rooms offering extensive views of the desert city's most famous architectural highlights.
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