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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. Using our custom trip planner, Jaisalmer attractions like Jain Temples can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Located within the jaisalmer fort. These temples are the symbols of rich architectural excellence. The scriptures are intricate and also tend to convey a message.Photography within the premises is pai...  more »
  • Beautiful temple superb fortress and ballads in the desert absolutely fabulous especially in the sunset
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  • There is not one temple but many. Beautiful stone carvings, statues and gods. Interior and exterior well preserved.  more »
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  • Splendid. This Jain temple is perfect example of mixing of cultures. Believed to have been made by Jain traders this is a masterpiece of art and architecture. Camera is allowed after payment and it's worth it. Audio tour is also available. The interiors of temple would delight you . The beautiful toranas(gateways) , highly decorated halls. There are group of interconnected temples. The carving of Jain tirthankaras is also magnificent. The place is located within walls of Jaisalmer fort and must visit if you want to treat your eyes with masterpiece.
  • After visiting Ranakpur it's just an average place. Quick to be visited dont know if entrance is mandatory because dont know if its really worth it or not. Still its beautiful
  • The entry people were very rude 😤. They said the temples are now privately owned and not a government facility so they could do what they wanted. Because of this I didn't go in. It's a shame to have people like this working in such spots.
  • Nice temple.best architecture.ticket is 30rs.for mobile 60rs.otherwise submit mobiles to counter.u can shoot/photo here.come by walk from fort and then go to Patwaro ki haweli by walk.u will see desert galliyan
  • Location: Jaisalmer , India Prices: Indian/foreigner ₹30/200, camera ₹50 Opening hours" Chandraprabhu 7am-1pm, other temples 11am-1pm Within the fort walls is a maze-like, interconnecting treasure trove of seven beautiful yellow sandstone Jain temples, dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. Opening times have a habit of changing, so check with the caretakers. The intricate carving rivals that of the marble Jain temples in Ranakpur and Mt Abu, and has an extraordinary quality because of the soft, warm stone. Shoes and all leather items must be removed before entering the temples. Chandraprabhu is the first temple you come to, and you’ll find the ticket stand here. Dedicated to the eighth tirthankar, whose symbol is the moon, it was built in 1509 and features fine sculpture in the mandapa, whose intensely sculpted pillars form a series of toranas . To the right of Chandraprabhu is the tranquil Rikhabdev temple , with fine sculptures around the walls, protected by glass cabinets, and pillars beautifully sculpted with apsaras and gods. Behind Chandraprabhu is Parasnath, which you enter through a beautifully carved torana culminating in an image of the Jain tirthankar at its apex. A door to the south leads to small Shitalnath , dedicated to the 10th tirthankar, whose image is composed of eight precious metals. A door in the northern wall leads to the enchanting, dim chamber of Sambhavanth – in the front courtyard, Jain priests grind sandalwood in mortars for devotional use. Steps lead down to the Gyan Bhandar , a fascinating, tiny, underground library founded in 1500, which houses priceless ancient illustrated manuscripts. The remaining two temples, Shantinath and Kunthunath , were built in 1536 and feature plenty of sensual carving. Note, the restrictive visiting times are for non-Jains. The temples are open all day for worshippers.