Dilwara Temple Travel Guide

Mount Abu is a centre of Jain pilgrimage and you will find one of the greatest achievements of the temple builder’s art here - the Dilwara temples, which were built between the 11th and 13th century. The carving in marble has an impressive degree of subtlety and complexity, delicacy and intricate details. The stone was manipulated with such skill and dexterity that the many variations on a theme could be encompassed on a single pillar or a frieze. Dilwara can overwhelm and satiate, but it cannot be missed. These temples enshrine various Jain tirthankaras (saints). Vimal Vasahi, the oldest temple, built by Vimal Shah, a minister of a Solanki ruler of Gujarat in 1031 AD, is dedicated to Adinath, the first of the Jain tirthankaras. Constructed of white marble, this is an outstanding example of Jain temple architecture. The central shrine has an image of Rishabhdev and a large courtyard with 52 small shrines, each housing a beautiful statue of a tirthankara with 48 elegantly carved pillars from the entrance to th


Mount Abu


Mount Abu


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