Chaturmukha Dharana Vihara also known as Ranakpur Jain temple is located in Ranakpur village near Sadri town Rajasthan, is dedicated to tirthankara Rishabhanatha.The construction of temple was started by local Jain business person named Darna Shah. The construction of the temple was started in the 15th century by following divine vision. Ranakpur Jain temple includes many temples such as Chaumukha Temple, Surya temple, Amba temple and Suparshvanatha temple.
History of the temple
The temple consists of inscriptions in the language Sanskrit, it is inspired by Darna shah's dream of a celestial vehicle. The construction of the temple lasted for about 50 years and also there were 2785 workers involved in the construction. Rana Kumbha supported the construction of the temple and also the temple is named after him.
The temple has three storeys. It is constructed right across the extensive base of 48,000 sq. ft. rising 102 ft. There are 29 halls and 84 idols present; the arches of the temple are made of soft Gray marble. There are 4 doors that lead to 4 chambers that altogether lead to the main hall. Each pillar of the temple has something unique. The architecture has been done in a way that allows clear sight of the Idol Adinath. There are also floral designs on each of the pillars; these designs depict animals and heroes. The most interesting feature here is that the pillars change their colour from Golden to pale blue every changing hour.
Desuri, Ranakpur Road, Sadri, Pali, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Road: One can even take a drive down from Jodhpur or Jaipur 156 kilometres and 357 kilometres respectively from the Ranakpur Jain Temple.
Bus: From airport and railway station tourists can choose between getting there by car or travelling by bus.
Railway: The closest railway station from the Ranakpur Jain Temple is in Falna, which is 36 kilometres away.
Airport: If you prefer flights, the closest airport is Udaipur Domestic Airport, and the distance from Udaipur to Ranakpur Temple is 93 kilometres which is approximately a 2.5-hour drive.
Morning: 06:30am - 08:00pm
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