Dilwara Temple, Mount Abu

19 Jan

The DILWARA TEMPLES of  Mount Abu  were built between the 11th and 13th centuries AD and are world famous for their stunning use of marble. The five legendary marble temples of Dilwara are a sacred pilgrimage place of the Jains. Some consider them to be one of the most beautiful Jain pilgrimage sites in the world. The marble temples have an opulent entrance way, the simplicity in architecture reflecting Jain values like honesty and frugality. The temples are in the midst of a range of forested hills. A high wall shrouds the temple complex.

Although the Jains built some beautiful temples at other places in Rajasthan, some believe that none come close to these in terms of architectural perfection. The ornamental detail spreading over the minutely carved ceilings, doorways, pillars and panels is simply marvelous. Please see the pics in full screen.


Posted by on 19/01/2016 in Photography, Uncategorized


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22 responses to “Dilwara Temple, Mount Abu

  1. SAN_jeet

    19/01/2016 at 10:50 PM

    awesome artistic place

  2. v4vikey

    19/01/2016 at 11:12 PM

    Beautiful Mount Abu

  3. Dr.Rohith Reddy

    20/01/2016 at 12:42 AM

    Wonderful piece of art.. Beautifully expressed in your photography!

  4. Mick Canning

    21/01/2016 at 5:13 PM

    These are beautiful, Anil!

    • Anil

      21/01/2016 at 9:07 PM

      Thank you so much, Mick!

  5. Nandini

    24/01/2016 at 2:36 PM

    Very fascinating art well captured in your photos.

    • Anil

      24/01/2016 at 2:48 PM

      Thanks Nandini, for liking the post!

  6. yvonnekache

    27/01/2016 at 1:01 PM

    Please follow back

  7. lspeng1951

    01/02/2016 at 7:02 PM

    Such detailed and intricate stone cravings of such a wonderful Temple captured in your photographs. Well captured.

    • Anil

      01/02/2016 at 8:15 PM

      It is hard to believe that the magnificent shrines are work of human hands. Thank you so much for liking the pics!

  8. Somali K Chakrabarti

    03/02/2016 at 8:52 PM

    The pictures capture the intricate work so beautifully.

    • Anil

      03/02/2016 at 9:13 PM

      These are not captured ones as photography is strictly prohibited. These are scanned ones from the photo album. Thanks for liking the pics!!

  9. Asha

    07/02/2016 at 11:49 AM


    • Anil

      07/02/2016 at 3:42 PM

      Thank you so much!

  10. Bama

    09/02/2016 at 1:30 PM

    Actually the first time I learned about this temple was when I was traveling in southern India a few months ago. It’s really nice to see more close-ups of the this beautiful temple. Great photos!

    • Anil

      09/02/2016 at 5:57 PM

      Thank you so much for liking the pics!

  11. Aquileana

    12/02/2016 at 3:03 PM

    Absolutely stunning… beautiful post… happy weeekend ahead. Aquileana

    • Anil

      12/02/2016 at 4:11 PM

      Thank you so much Dear Aquileana, for your likes and support!

  12. SueT唐 梦 琇

    21/02/2016 at 1:56 AM

    Absolutely stunning. Great photos as always Anil.

    • Anil

      22/02/2016 at 2:16 PM

      Thank you so much for liking the photographs!


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