Ranakpur is a village near the valley on the west side of the Aravalli Range. Ranakpur village is located in the Pali district of Rajasthan. Ranakpur is most famous for its abundant Jain temples. The place presents an extraordinary sight with the unique spectacle of verdant greenery and gushing streams in Rajasthan. A village named after Ranakpur is named after Raja Rana Kumbha as he donated some land there. There are many temples here dedicated to various Tirthankars of Jainism. Ranakpur is also known as the ‘spiritual oasis in Aravalli’.
Top Places to Visit In Ranakpur
Ranakpur Jain temple
This temple is dedicated to Shwetambar Jain Temple Tirthankar Rusbhanath. This temple is very big. The temple was built in the 15th century by Dharma Shah, a local Jain industrialist. He built this temple after receiving a divine vision. Ranakpur Jain Temple is one of the most famous Jain temples. The design of this temple is “chaumukha“. It includes Multifarious temples such as Chaumukha temple, Amba temple, Suparshvanatha temple, and Surya temple.
Sedri is a village near Ranakpur where Jain Derasar is located. Sedri is the most religious place of worship for Jains. Sadri is the landing place for Ranakpur Temple and Shri Parshuram Mahadev Mandir.
Surya Narayan Temple
Surya Mandir is located next to Ranakpur Jain Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Surya. Here the sun is designed to be with the horse. The wall of the temple has attractive carvings of warriors, horses, and celestial objects.
Muchhal Mahavir Temple
The Muchhal temple is dedicated to Tirthankar Mahavira of Jainism. The Muchhal temple is famous for the Hindu idol of Lord Shiva with a mustache. There is a statue of an elephant at the entrance of the temple which is located as a guard post.