For those who do not know this, Jainism is a religion that prescribes a path of non-violence against all living beings. Jainism teaches people to undo the negative effects of karma through physical and mental purification. Nowadays, there are more than 4.1 million Jain followers only in India and about 11 million worldwide. A Jain temple is named Mandir or Derasar, depending on the area of India where it is situated. These incredible temples are usually built from marble stone. Here are three of this impressive Jain Temples.
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This beautiful temple is dedicated to Adinatha. Its construction is supported by almost 1443 marble pillars, which are carved in very delicate detail. Every one of these 1443 pillars is carved differently, so there is no pillar that looks the same. The structure of the temple symbolizes the Tirthankara’s conquest of the four cardinal directions. It is not well-known the age of this Jain temple, but it was probably built between the 14th and 15th century.
Kjajuraho Jain Temples
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Khajuraho Village is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. This village is famous as being the home of several erotic sculptures and Jain Temples. These incredible temples were built on a span of 200 years. When Chandella has ruled these territories, Khajuraho was home to a large Jain community. Most of them lived on the east side of the town, this is why a high number of temples can be find there. Two large temples are still in a good state of preservation and can be visited by tourists.
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This city is considered to be a major pilgrimage center of Jains. The Jain temples that you will find here are the most sacred. Hundreds of Jain Temples can be found on the sacred Mount of Shatrunjaya. All of these temples were caved in marble by generations of Jains, for over 800 years. If you want to reach the top of the mountain, you must climb 3,571 steps.
Jain temples are some incredible structures made by the Jains hundreds of years ago. It will be an incredible experience for you to visit these astonishing temples. Have you ever been to a Jain Temple?