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Sunday, 2 February 2014

The Jain Temple in Ranakpur, Rajasthan, India

Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple. It commands huge respect from the Jain community worldwide. 

It is built on a high plinth, and has high boundary walls that’ll remind you of the fortified temple cities. Beautiful turrets rise from this wall and each of them relates to a cell on the inner face of the wall. Five spires (shikars) rise above the walls and about 20 cupolas each form the roof of a pillared hall. Each spire again has a shrine below, the largest and the most prominent is the one that surmounts the central altar. The temple has 29 halls, 80 domes and the pavilions include 1444 pillars, each of them so intricately and artistically carved that they’ll leave a lasting impression on you.

The detailed and intricate ceiling of Ranakpur temple near Udaipur, India.
Once you stand here you can feel from you inside - A Centre of Universe
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