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About Jain Temples of Jaisalmer

Inside the Jaisalmer Fort are seven interconnected temples bearing high religious and archeological value. Built in Dilwara style, they are carved in yellow sandstones. Chandraprabhu is the first temple you come across. Dedicated to the eighth tirthankar having the moon symbol, this place of worship was built in 1509. It features elegant sculptures and boast of intensely sculpted pillars. To the right of Chandraprabhu lies Rikhabdev temple. This religious attraction in Jaisalmer is very peaceful. You see statues of gods around the walls, protected by glass cabinets, and pillars with the carving of apsaras. Next you enter Parasnath temple, which has a carved Torana culminating in an image of the Jain tirthankar at its apex. A door to the south leads to small Shitalnath temple, the 10th tirthankar whose image is composed of eight precious metals. A door in the northern wall leads you to a dim chamber of Sambhavanth. Here, Jain priests are seen grinding sandalwood in mortars. The remaining two temples - Shantinath and Kunthunath incorporate sensual carvings. Nearby these temples is Gyan Bhandar, a tiny yet exciting underground library founded in 1500. It houses valuable ancient manuscripts.

Pro Tip: The restrictive visiting times are for non-Jains. All the temples remain open all days of the week.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Couple, Family, Solo
  • Not Allowed Footwear
  • Entry Fee Local Tourist : Free Foreign Tourist Adult : INR 10 Camera Photo : INR 50 Video : INR 100
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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