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Being a secular country, India is blessed with marvelous temples, impressive mosques, as well as churches. Jainism, existing only in India, gifted us with religious and historical monuments that continue to inspire. This collection lists Jain temples with amazing architecture.

Ranakpur Jain Temple, Rajasthan

Nestled amid the Aravalli hills in Rajasthan’s Pali district, this temple is dedicated to Tirthankara Rishabhanatha. With breathtaking architecture, this temple showcases the unmatchable skills of Indian artisans with intricate carvings of deities, mythological beings, distinctive domes, shikhara, and turrets, etc.

Ranakpur Jain Temple, RajasthanRanakpur Jain Temple, Rajasthan

Dilwara Temple, Rajasthan

Situated a short distance away from Rajasthasn’s only hill station, Mt Abu, Dilwara Jain temples are dedicated to 5 Jain Tirthankaras. Besides its religious importance, the temples are known for their striking architecture with life-like carvings that are a sight to behold for every eye.

Dilwara Temple, RajasthanDilwara Temple, Rajasthan

Gomateshwara Temple, Karnataka

Paying homage to the world’s largest monolithic statue, this temple enshrines the massive black stone statue of the first Jain Tirthankara, Bahubali. This awe-inspiring marvelous structure is situated at Shravanabelagola, Karnataka.

Gomateshwara Temple, KarnatakaGomateshwara Temple, Karnataka

Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Delhi

Built in 1656 this temple is known as the oldest Jain temple in India. Dedicated to 23rd Tirthankara Lord Parshvanath, the temple is unbelievably awe-inspiring with its superb architecture and artworks carved in the red sandstone. 

Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, DelhiSri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Delhi

Palitana Temples, Gujarat

Palitana temples are known as the largest cluster of Jain temples in India, consisting of 3000 temples. Built around the 11th century onwards, these temples carry the essence of remarkable architecture, evoking a divine presence.

Palitana Temples, GujaratPalitana Temples, Gujarat

Hanumantal Jain Temple, Jabalpur

Ensembling history with marvelous architecture, this temple was built in the 17th century. Truly a treasure trove for art lovers, the temple pays homage to twenty-two shrines mirroring a fortress. 

Hanumantal Jain Temple, JabalpurHanumantal Jain Temple, Jabalpur

Dharmanath Temple, Kerala

Deriving its name from the 15th Tirthankara – Dharmanath, this serene temple is ornamented with charming architecture, intricately carved pillars, and a serene atmosphere, making it a must-visit place.

Dharmanath Temple, KeralaDharmanath Temple, Kerala

Kulpakji Temple, Telangana

Depicting the majestic era of the past, this temple pays homage to the first Tirthankara of Jainism, Lord Adinath. This majestic temple studded with brilliant carvings, holds Lord Mahaveer’s enormous jade statue, which is said to be 2000 years old.

Kulpakji Temple, TelanganaKulpakji Temple, Telangana