Ranakpur Jain Temple

This is a short post because the absolutely atrocious internet connections in southern India are driving me crazy!

On our way to Udaipur we made a three hour stop at the Ranakpur Jain Temple some 75 km from Udaipur, which is said to be the most elaborate Jain temple in the world as well as one of the largest. The temple certainly lived up to its reputation. It has 80 domes, 29 halls and 14,000+ carved columns. It was built in the 15th century and is made almost entirely out of white marble.

However, as I noted earlier, because Jain temples are so elaborate they end up looking the same. I’ve also previously remarked that their representations of people in particular are somewhat like caricatures, so again many of the human figures depicted end up looking quite similar. But don’t let my lukewarm artistic observations dissuade you from a visit, it is well worth a stop:







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