Ranakpur/Jain Temple

Today w visited the 15th century Jain temple, dedicated to Lord Rishabadeva.

It is one of the five holiest places for India’s Jains. (It appears that this sect of Hinduism is strictly vegetarian, vow to a life of poverty, etc.). The temple though is magnificently carved with 27 halls supported by 1444 columns. It is situated in a valley surrounded by the Aravelli mountains. This statue is crowned by cobra heads and surrounded by a labyrinth which takes about 20 minutes to trace.

We are enjoying the trip, learning a lot, having wonderful weather, and getting a better grasp of India. It is a complicated country.

6 - Jain Temple

 

There are 1444 columns in temple, each one with different carvings.

Kathleen Wright

About Kathleen Wright

I have been practicing investment management for 37 years. Today, my job is still as interesting and exciting as it was when I accepted my first job as a Financial Analyst at Ford Motor Credit Company.