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I am collecting Indian Heritage and culture related vintage postcards, paintings, prints etc. and exhibited them at several locations across India in various events and also sharing them with school and college children by giving presentations to them on Indian Heritage and Culture with my collections and also documenting puppetry etc. intangible performances.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Ranakpur Jain Temple

Ranakpur is a village located in Desuri Tahsil near Sadri town of Pali District of Rajasthan State. This Ranakpur located in between Jodhpur and Udaipur, in a valley on the Western side of the Aravali range mountains.  

Ranakpur is very well known for its magnificient Jain Temple. This Ranakpur Jain temple is dedicated to Adinatha.

This Ranakpur Jain temple construction was completed in the year 1458 AD. Light color marble stones are used for the construction of this magnificent temple. This temple complex is in the area of 60 x 62 meters and has its distinctive domes, sikharas,turrets and cupolas rises majistically from the slope of a hill with over 1444 marble pillars carved in exquisite detail to support the temple. Each of these pillars carved on unique style and design and no two pillars are the same alike. It is also believed that it is impossible to count the pillars. 

This Ranakpur Jain temple as Chaumukha with four faces.

This Ranakpur Jain temple is one of the finest architectural wonder of India. Also it is one of the important Jain Piligrimage centre.

The above text courtesy from the website of wikipedia.org  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranakpur

This is Greetings from Ranakpur post card in my collection. This Greetings from Ranakpur post card published Heritagebooks, Jaipur heritagebooksjpr@gmail.com and i am using this post card with their permission.

This is Ranakpur Jain Temple maxim card in my collection. Sri Hemanth Kumar Jain prepared this maxim card.

These are 2 different Ranakpur Jain temple vintage post cards in my collection.

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