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Dilwara Temples

Dilwara Temples

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Dilwara Temples in Rajasthan is famous for its stone carvings and architecture styles. It is located just 3kms away from Mount Abu. Ministers of Solanki rulers of Gujarat were built these temples. These temples are dedicated to Lord Parshvanath, Lord Mahavir Swami, Lord Nemi Nathji, Lord Rishabhdev, and Lord Adinath. Pillars, doorways, Carved Ceilings’, Majestic Entrance Gate of each and every temple are so beautiful. Before entering into the temple it is mandatory to have bath. Bathing facility is available.   What to see in Dilwara Temples: Luna Vasahi Temple: Tejpal and Vastupal brothers have built this temple in 1230 AD. Lord Nemi Nathji is worshipped in this temple. He was 22nd Jain Thirthnkar. Rag Mandapa Hall is one of the major attractions of this temple. This hall consists of 360 carved idols of Jain Trithankars. All are made up of marble. Pitthalhar Temple:  This temple consists of Navchowki and Madapa like other temples. All the idols of this temple are made up of brass. Shri Parshavnath Temple: This was built in 1458- 59 AD. Major attractions of this temple are 4 big Mandapas, Tallest Tower and beautiful sculptures on the outer wall. Sculptures of outer wall are made up of gray sandstone. Vimal Vasahi Temple: This is the oldest temple belongs to Lord Adinath. He was the first Jain Trithankar. Open Courtyard and rich carvings are the major attraction of this temple. This temple was built in 1031AD by Vimal Shah. It is surrounded by corridors which is having small images of Jain Saints. Pillars are decorated with musical instruments carvings and interior temple was decorated with flowers and petal carvings. Shri Mahaveer Swami Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Mahaveer. He was 24th Jain Tirthankar. It was built in 1582.   What to see around Dilwara Temples: Archaeological Museum: Major attraction of this museum is Devdasi statues. These statues belong to 6th and 12th centuries. It was built in 1962. This was divided into two sections. Accessories of ancient period are preserved in the first section of the museum. In the second section is so attractive with miniatures paintings. It is located 6kms away from the temple. Mount Abu wild life sanctuary:  People visit this place...

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Barabar Caves

Barabar Caves

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Barabar Caves are oldest Rock cut Caves in India situated in Jehanabad district of Bihar.  These caves belong to Mauryan Period of 3rd century BC. These are located on twin hills of Nagarjuni and Barabar. On the Nagarjun hills 3 caves are located and on Barabar Hills 4 caves are located. What to see in Barabar Caves: Barabar Caves are most attractive. Plenty of sculptures are located inside the caves. These sculptures belong to both Jains and Hindus. It is believed that these sculptures are carving between 273 BC to 232 BC. Ajivika sect monks used these caves.   Vishwa Zopri, karan Chaupar, Sudama, Lomas Rishi are four caves belongs to Barabar Caves. Of all the four caves Lomas Rishi caves are most attractive caves. These are made up of Granite. It looks like Wooden Huts. These are used to live by Buddhist monks. Stupas are placed in Lomas Rishi Caves. When visitors are going towards this caves row of elephants can be seen which are most attractive.   Innner walls of Karan Chaupar Caves are polished with inscriptions. These inscriptions date back to 245BC.  Karan Chaupar Caves are single room caves. Sudama Caves has circular Chambers along with mandapas. These caves have arches look like a bow. Vishwa Zopri Caves are in rectangle shape. These are having two rooms. Of all the 4 caves, Sudama and Lomas are the oldest caves and these are best example for rock cut architecture in the country.   What to see around Barabar Caves: Ruins of Nalanda University: These ruins are located in the Nalanda town. It is the oldest Buddhist University. It is located 64kms away from these caves. Nalanda Archaeological Museum: Four main galleries are included in this museum. Main hall consists of Nagaraj Sculptures, Parshvanath sculpture, Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Bhumisparsh postures etc…This was established in 1971. It is located 64kms away from these caves. BodhGaya: it is the place where Buddha obtained enlightment. It is located 44 Kms away from the caves. Kundalpur: It is located 60kms away from the caves.  This place is famous for Lotus Lake and Jain temple. Sonbhandar Caves: These caves are also known as Swarna Bhandar which means Store of Gold. It is believed that...

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