Dilwara Jain Temples is one of the finest Jain temple of Mount Abu which are famous for its artistic work and architecture also marvelous marble stone carvings. The Dilwara Jain Temples is located about just 3 kilometers from Mount Abu. Mount Abu is one and only hill station of Rajasthan. Dilwara Jain Temples Mount Abu was an important Vaishnava and Shaivite pilgrim center up to the 11th century.
Fact About Dilwara Jain Temple in Mount Abu
Address: Dilwara Road, Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Location: 2.5 km from Mount Abu
Phone Number: +91-2974-235151
Built In: 11th and 12th century A.D.
Built By: Vastupal Tejpal
Signification: Famous for its artistic work and architecture
Main Attraction: Vimal Vasahi temple and Rang Mandap
Famous As: Jain Temple and Delwara na Dera
Architecture: Nagara style of architecture
How to reach By Air: The nearest airport is Udaipur at a distance of 185 km. Also Ahmedabad is just 221 KM from Mount Abu which has International Airport.
How to reach By Rail: Nearest Railway Station is abu road railway station just 17 km away from Dilwara Jain Temples.
How to reach By Bus or Road: One can easily reach Dilwara Temple by taking regular Buses or by hiring taxis from anywhere in Rajasthan.
Dilwara are a sacred pilgrimage place of the Jains. The Dilwara Jain Temples are constructed in 11th and 12th century A.D. There are 5 temples in complex each with its own unique identity. All temples are completely made from white marble. The Vimal Vasahi temple and Pithalhar temple are dedicated to the first jain tirthankara Rishabha. The Luna Vasahi temple is dedicated to the 22nd Jain tirthankara Neminatha. Parshvanath temple is dedicated to the 23rd Jain tirthankara parshvanatha and last one is Mahavir Swami temple is dedicated to the last famous Jain tirthankara Mahavira Swami.
Entry Fee and Timing for Dilwara Jain Temple of Mount Abu
Open Days: Open All Days
Visit Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Photography: No photography is allowed inside the temple complex
Timing: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Best time to visit: February and June or after the rains between September and December
Entry Fee: Free to All
The Vimal Vasahi temple was built-in 1021 by Vimal Shah who is the minister of Bhimdev I Solanki Maharaja of Gujarat. The at a cost of built Vimal Vasahi temple is approx Rs 18.53 crore and It took 14 years to build with 1500 artisans and 1200 labourers. The other top attraction to see in this temple are gudha mandap, navchoki and rang mandap. Rang Mandap is a grand Hall supported by 12 decorated pillars. The Luna Vasahi temple was built-in 1230 by two Vastupal and Tejpal who are brothers and both are ministers of a king Virdhaval the Vaghela ruler of Gujarat. Pittalhar Temple was built by Bhamashah who is kavdia of Rajasthan. The Parshvanatha Temple was built by Mandlik and his family in 1458-59. Hastishala was constructed by Prithvipal. Mahavira Swami Temple was constructed in 1582 A.D. So dilwara jain temples are must see tourist attraction for all tourist who come to Rajasthan.