Jainism is a religion that determines the path of non-violence towards peace and all living beings. According to Jainism, the purpose of life is to undo the negative effects of karma through mental and physical purification. In this process leads to liberation with a great natural inner peace. There are 4.2 million Jain followers in India and 6 to 12 million worldwide. A Jain temple is called Dasar or Temple, where it is located in India. They are usually made of marble stones as displayed by this list of wonderful Jain temples in India.
Sonagiri Temple– The small town of Sonagiri (literally, the Golden Peak) is situated on the hill of central India. Several innocent white Jain temples are scattered around Sonagiri. Both pilgrims and tourists need to climb 300 steps at the top notch. Once on top, travelers can surprise the countless white temples and the view of the chhatris, whatever you see.
Dilwara Jain Temple– Located near Mount Abu (the only hill station of Rajasthan), Dilwara Temple is world famous for its excellent use of marble. The decorative details on the thinly carved roof, doors, pillars, and panels are simply amazing. There are 5 Jain temples, each with its unique identity and located in the name of the small village. All the temples were built by the Chalukya dynasty between the 11th and 13th century.
Jain Temple Khajuraho– The village of Khajuraho is one of India’s most popular tourist destinations. This many Hindu and Jain temples are famous for their erotic sculpture. The temples were built from 950 to 1150 in a period of 200 years. During Chandela rule, Khajuraho was the home of a large and prosperous Jain community. Jain evidently lived in the eastern part of the city and many Jain temples have escaped in this part of Khajuraho. Two big temples are still standing in good condition of conservation.
Gomateshwara Temple– The monolithic statue of Gomateeshwar stands on a hill in the city of Shravanabelagola. Gomateeshwar was the second son of God Adinatha, who was the first of 24 Tirthankars (enlightened humans). 17.38 meters (58 feet) high monolithic stone statue is considered to be one of the world’s largest monolithic statues. This was made by the minister of Ganga, Chavundarai around 983 AD. The Mahamastakshisha festival is organized once in 12 years and the idol of Gomateeshwara is bathed in milk, curd, ghee, saffron and gold coins.
Palitana Jain Temple– Palitana city is a major pilgrim center for Jain. Temples of Palitana are considered to be the most sacred pilgrim place in Jainism. Hundreds of Jain temples situated in the holy mountain Shatruenjay, which are excellently carved in marble. They were created by generations of Jain in the period of 900 years since the 11th century. The top 3,572 steps have arrived, with a heavy two-hour ascent.
Jain Lal Mandir– Located in front of the huge red fort, Shri Digambar Jain Lal Temple is the oldest and most famous Jain temple in Delhi. Originally built in 1526, there are many changes and additions to the temple in the past and it was extended at the beginning of the 19th century. The red sandstone temple is also known as Lal temple.
Ranakpur Jain Temple– Dedicated to Adinatha, the Jain Temple in Ranakpur rises brilliantly along the slopes of a hill. The temple has been supported by more than 1444 marble pillars, which are carved in excellent details. Poles are all different carvings and no two columns are the same. The construction of the temple and the quadrupled image is the symbol of the four main directions of Tirthankar and therefore the conquest of the universe. Dating of this temple is controversial but perhaps it was built between the mid-14th and 15th centuries.