Location: In the Jaisalmer Fort
How to reach: Take a rickshaw or share an auto rickshaw
Attraction: Dilwara style paintings, Architecture
Timings: Early morning till 12 noon
Jain Temples situated in the Jaisalmer Fort are a must visit site in
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. You will find these temples to be very old and
high pilgrimage as well as archeological value attached to them. These
are a group of Jain temples dating back 12th and 15th centuries and are
dedicated to various Jain Tirthankars (Hermits). On the walls of the
temples, you can find animal & human figures, carved in famous
These temples are built in the Dilwara style that is famous all over
the world for its architecture. The style got its name from the famous
'Dilwara Temples' situated on Mount Abu, a famous Hill station and
pilgrimage destination in Rajasthan. The Jain temples in the Jaisalmer
Fort are dedicated to Rikhabdevji and Shambhavdev Ji, the famous Jain
hermits known as 'Tirthankars'. Like all other structures in Jaisalmer,
these temples are craved of yellow sandstones. The beautifully carves
decorations on the wall will give you divine peace. The Astapadhi
Temples that are situated in the same complex are a must visit too.
The temple complex is open through out the morning till 12noon, for the
visitors. So try to get up a bit early or you might miss this splendor.
The campus also contain Gyan Bhandar library. Well if you are a student
of comparative archeology or otherwise, the library will prove to be a
good place to prowl as it contains some of the rare manuscripts
available in India.
Jain temples of Jaisalmer, situated in Jaisalmer fort are among the famous Jain temples in Rajasthan.