The 11th century architectural grandeur fascinating every visitor is Dilwara Temple in Mount Abu, Rajasthan. Though Rajasthan is known among global travellers for the magnificent forts, palaces, havelis and temples, Dilwara Temple is the most popular for its grandeur and elegance.
The innate carvings and minutely designed structures dotted across the temple interiors is indeed phenomenal and unmatched receiving universal admiration.
Dilwara Jain Temple in Mount Abu is the finest example of Nagara Style of Architecture. The temple premises house five different temples namely, Shri Mahaveer Temple, Shri Adinath Temple, Shri Parshvnath Temple, Shri Rishabdaoji Temple, Shri Neminathji Temple. Marvellous marble stone carvings, ornamental details on marble, carved ceilings and pillars are the highlights of this wonderful temple.
Paryushana and Mahavir Jayanthi are the festivals popularly celebrated in Dilwara Jain temple besides the regular religious rituals and practices. Paryushana is a festival of repentance and forgiveness with different levels of fasting and religious activities. Paryushana is celebrated in August or September. Mahavir Jayanthi earmarks the birthday of Mahavir, the popular thirthankara, celebrated in every April, attended by lakhs of devotees and travellers.
Cover your head while entering Dilwara Jain temple. See to that you don’t wear black dresses while visiting the temple. Otherwise, the common dress code followed in other Indian temples holds good here.
Sree Mahaveerji temple is kept opened from 12 Noon to 5 PM
Devotees and travellers visit Dilwara Jain Temple round the year. Still months between October and March are ideal to enjoy the pleasant climate and ambience.
Dilwara Jain Temple is easily accessible from any part of Rajasthan using multitude of transportation modes.