Ranakpur is Rajasthan’s best known Jain temple, located about 60km north of Udaipur it’s easily visited as a day excursion from the city. Tripods are not permitted, and please remember to bring a shawl to cover yourself and not to bring any item of leather into the temple.
The main Adinath Temple was commissioned by two brothers who served for the royal family, Ratnasha and Dhanasha, and was completed in 1439. After some time the temple was abandoned, and was later restored in the 19th century.
The temple is constructed out of white marble. Much of the lower levels are relatively plain, but when you look up the full magnificence of Ranakpur becomes apparent.
In fact, looking up is something you’re likely to be doing a lot of – some rigorous neck exercises could be advantageous in the days leading up to your visit 🙂
The temple is a complex…
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