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Must see these 7 Jain temples in Jaisalmer

There have many magnificent  Jain temples in Jaisalmer and some of them are more than 600 years old And today, these temples are major tourist destinations in Jaisalmer and must-visits for travellers planning to visit Jaisalmer, such as the Amar Sagar Jain Temple and the Jain Temples of the Jaisalmer Golden Fort.

They are visually stunning in structures and show the devotion of Hindus and Jains towards their religions. These beautiful temples are made of yellow sandstone and have breathtaking sculptures, carvings and paintings. So let us see which temples you can visit in and around Jaisalmer.

Inside the huge Jaisalmer Fort, there are 7 (seven) Jain temples and most of them are dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras or saints. They were all built around the 15th and 16th centuries, and are carved from yellow sandstone and are dedicated to Jain monks.

  1. Chandraprabhu
  2. Rishabhdev
  3. Parasnathi
  4. Sheetalnatho
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  6. Shantinath and
  7. Kunthunath.

All these Jain temples were built by wealthy merchants who prospered along the medieval trade routes passing through Jaisalmer. The Maharajas of Jaisalmer gave permission to build these temples, and today you can visit these magnificent Jain temples in Jaisalmer as part of your tour of Jaisalmer.

Along with Jain temples,  you will also find Laxminath Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. It was built in 1494, and inside you will find finely carved sculptures of gods and goddesses on the walls and ceilings.

1. Chandraprabhu Temple

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Chandraprabhu Temple is inside the Jaisalmer Fort and is dedicated to Chandraprabhuji, the eighth Jain Tirthankara. It is the first of the seven Jain temples built inside the fort, carved out of yellow sandstone, and was built in 1509 AD.

You will get to see Rajput architecture in the construction of this temple, as many Rajput rulers gave grants to improve the structure of the temple. Wherever you look, you will be amazed by the intricately carved sculptures, pillars, walkways or corridors, open courtyards and magnificent temple architecture of this temple.

The central dome of the temple is the most beautiful sight, with magnificent sculptures of gods and goddesses adorning the interiors. You can climb the stairs to approach the idols and see the details of the carved sculptures and the delicate craftsmanship involved in making these sculptures.

2. Rishabhdev Temple

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Chandraprabhu Temple is inside the Jaisalmer Fort and is dedicated to Chandraprabhuji, the eighth Jain Tirthankara. It is the first of the seven temples built inside the fort, carved out of yellow sandstone, and was built in 1509 AD. You will get to see Rajput architecture in the construction of this temple, as many Rajput rulers gave grants to improve the structure of the temple.

Wherever you look, you will be amazed by the intricately carved sculptures, pillars, walkways or corridors, open courtyards and magnificent temple architecture of this temple. The central dome of the temple is the most beautiful sight, with magnificent sculptures of gods and goddesses adorning the interiors.

You can climb the stairs to approach the idols and see the details of the carved sculptures and delicate craftsmanship involved in making these idols.

3. Shantinath Temple

This temple is inside the Jaisalmer Fort and is dedicated to Shantinath, the 16th Jain Tirthankara. Here too the temple structure and elaborate carvings are done on yellow sandstone, which makes it a supreme sight to behold when visiting the Golden Fort of Jaisalmer. It is built in the Dilwara style of architecture, and its amazing interior and exterior façades impress anyone who visits this temple in Jaisalmer.

4. Parasnath Temple

Parshvanath was the 23rd Jain Tirthankara, and this temple has beautifully carved marble idols of Parshvanathji, and is inside the Jaisalmer Fort, and is known as the Parasnath Temple or Parshvanath Temple. The entrance to this temple is also a spectacular thing to see, as it houses the pillars and arches (mandapas) with the most elaborate and artistic carvings on sandstone.

The central dome of this temple is a thing of astonishing architectural beauty and you will find carved sculptures, painted apsaras, dancers, male and female deities, and many other figures throughout the dome. As you enter this temple, you can walk among the pillars and witness the artistic brilliance with which this temple was built.

5. Sheetalnath Temple

Built-in devotion to Sheetalnath, the 10th (tenth) Jain Tirthankara, the Sheetalnath Temple is one of a group of temples found inside the Jaisalmer Fort. It was built around the 16th century, and the most remarkable thing to see in this temple is the idol of Sheetalnath, which is made of 8 precious metals.

Apart from the idol, you can see the huge pillars, domes, corridors and amazing sculptures at the entrance of the temple. The temple has entrances that will eventually lead you to the Sambhavnath Temple.

6. Kunthunath Temple

Another splendid Jain temple is the Kunthunath Jain Temple in the premises of the Jaisalmer Fort. It was built in devotion to Kunthunath, the 17th (seventeenth) Jain Tirthankara.

Built-in 1536, this temple is a specimen of splendid architecture and splendid craftsmanship. Carved sculptures, finely sculpted pillars, statues of Jain Tirthankaras and a peaceful ambience are what will attract you the most to this temple.

If you are in the mood to meditate while lying down for a few moments of peace, this is the perfect time to visit. The white marble idol of Kunthunath inside the temple is splendidly decorated.

7. Sambhavnath Temple

Sambhavanath was the third Jain Tirthankara of Jainism and this temple is dedicated to him. The temple has splendid temple architecture and the idol of Sambhavnath inside is decorated with ornaments. You will also find delicate carvings on yellow sandstone and exquisitely carved idols of Gods and Goddesses of Jin religion in this temple too.

Inside, there is an entrance that will lead you to the Gyan Bhandar, an underground library that houses ancient manuscripts related to Jainism.

8. Laxminath Temple

One of the oldest temples in Jaisalmer, Laxminath Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. It was built in the year 1494 AD, and its pillars are believed to have been brought from Lodhruva, a small village near Jaisalmer.

It is a beautiful temple in which the idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses are depicted. The temple itself is a beautiful one and although its

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