Falna Jain golden Temple, Rajasthan

The Jain Golden Temple in Falna is a famous pilgrimage centre of the Jains. It is located in the city of Ranakpur in Rajasthan and is situated on the banks of the river Magai. The temple is situated on the Jaipur Ahmedabad highway. The principal deity of the temple is Lord Parshvanath the 23rdTirthankar. The temple was constructed by members of the Jain community.

Architecture of the Temple

The temple is beautifully decorated and adorned with intricate works of architecture. The temple has a huge ceiling that is made of fine quality marble. The sculpture of the temple has intricate designs. It has more than thousand pillars with each pillar being different from each other. The complete structure of the temple including its walls, roofs, pillars, doors,  steps, windows, domes and Shikharas have been painted with a thick layer of gold. The main idol of Lord Parshvanath is made of black granite and is about two feet tall. A Kanch Mandir is located below the main temple. The temple is beautifully designed with small sized mirrors.

How To Reach

Air- The closest airport is Udaipur which is at a distance of 141 kms.

Rail-The nearest railway station is the Falna Railway station and it is connected by trains to most of the major cities.

Road- There are buses from all major locations to Falna.

Accommodation

There are budget, semi luxury and luxury hotels at Falna with the temple also constructing dormitories and Bhojanalayas to assist the pilgrims.

Conclusion

Falna Jain temple is also referred to as Swarna Mandir and is a famous place for tourists and devotees from all over the world. The beautiful architecture and the intricate carvings with the lovely golden colour gives the temple a royal splendour and pilgrims with faith and devotion meditate and pray sincerely and make use of the spiritual vibrations and peace of the place to progress in their spiritual quest.

References

 (Others): 
1.   Wikipedia.com
2.   Jaindharmonline.com
3.   Jainteerth.com
4.   Digambarjainonline.com
5.   Bharatonline.com
6.   Indianetzone.com

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