7 Sacred Pilgrimage and Jain Temples in India

The religion of Jainism promotes non-violence and pacifism for all living beings. According to Jainism, the purpose of life is to undo all the karma’s negative effects through physical and mental purification. This process takes you to liberation with great natural inner peace. There are up to 6 to 12 million followers in the world and 4.2 millions in India as well. According to the location, the Jain temple is known as Mandir or Derasar. Usually, they are built from marble stone.

Gomateshwara (Bahubali) Temple in Karnataka

Gomateshwara (Bahubali) Temple in KarnatakaLocated in Hassan Dist of Karnataka, this temple has 57 ft. tall and 26 ft. wide monolithic statue, making it one of the tallest in the world. The temple was built by the commander and minister of Ganga Dynasty, Chamundaraya in tenth Century AD. The statue was voted as first of India’s seven wonders on August 5, 2007. Thousands of devotees, pilgrims, and tourists from the world flock here once in 12 years to join the event, Mahamastakabhishketa.

Ranakpur Temple in Rajasthan

ranakpurRanakpur Temple in Rajasthantemple-in-rajasthanIt is acclaimed across the world for their superb and intricate architectural style. It is located near Sadri town in Desuri Tehsil in Pali District. The temple was built by Seth Dharma Sah dedicated to Lord Adinatha. It is one of the most important and largest Jain Temples in India.

Dilwara Temple in Rajasthan

Dilwara Temple in RajasthanIt is one of the best Jain temples in India located around Mount Abu. The five legendary marble temples are sacred pilgrimage destinations for the Jains. It is built around 11th and 13th centuries AD by Vastupal Tejpal. The marble temples are known to have great entrance way. The architecture has simplicity which truly reflects the values of Jain like frugality and honesty.

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Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir in Delhi

Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir in DelhiDates back to 1656 (the era of Aurangzeb from Mughal Empire), Sri Digambar Jain temple is one of the oldest temples in the world. It houses a Birds Charity Hospital and dedicated to Parashvanath, the 23rd Tirthankara. It is located opposite Red Fort and adjoining to Chandni Chowk and Netaji Subhas Marg.

Sonagiri Temple in Madhya Pradesh

Sonagiri Temple in Madhya PradeshSonagiri refers “The Golden Peak”. It is the sacred place of Digambar Jains. It is positioned on the hill in Datia district since 9th and 10th century. It is well known among ascetic saints and devotees to practice for austerity and self discipline. The 26 beautiful Jain temples are located in the village and 77 on the hills. The temple is dedicated to Lord Chandraprabhu.

Shikharji Temple in Parasnath Hills Jharkhand

Shikharji Temple in Parasnath Hills JharkhandIt is one of the topmost Digambar Jain temples. It is the salvation destination of 20 Jain Gods (Teerthankaras) and a lot of saints. It is the King of Teerths or Teerthraj. It is located in Giridih district and stands atop 4429 ft. in the heart of agricultural and barren lands of Chikri and stretches over 200 sq. km.

Palitana Temple in Gujarat

Palitana Temple in GujaratIt is one of the best tourist attractions in the city of Gujarat for foreign tourists. It is positioned in Bhavnagar Dist of Gujarat. Padliptapur is the city which has been known as the City of Temples. The Palitana temples are dedicated to Rushabhdev, also known as Adishwar or Adinath. It is one of the first Jain Tirthankaras. The temple city was developed to be the abode for the deity. Here, no one is allowed to stay for full night, even the priests. It has up to 863 marble-crafted temples on the hills and one can reach the main temple by stepping around 3500 steps. Bhavnagar airport is located 51 km from here and it is closest to the railway station.

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Manoj Mehra, a blogger and co-founder of Blazed Story, He always trIES to share top 10 listS for India and worldwide to increasE THE knowledge of internet users.

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