Temple Profile: Shri Delwada Jain Mandir
Location: Mount Abu God Worshipped: Lord Rishabhdev(Adinath)Lord Nemi Nath, Lord Parshwanath, Lord Mahavir and Lord Rishabhdev
District: Sirohi Road Distance from Jaipur: 57 Kms
Built in the year: 1031 Nearest Airport: Ahmdabad (230 km)
By Shri Vimal Shah Seth Nearest Rly. Station: Abu Road (30 km)

Cause of Establishment:
This temle was founded by Shri Vimal Shah Seth of Patan (Gujarat) for the propagation of Jain faith and to offer a place for devotionto the devotees. A big statue of Bhagwan Adinath was installed here and since then in accordance with the Jain tradition of pooja, daily ritualistic performance, pooja and meditation are held.

Brief of the Diety:

In this temple, enshrined are the idols of Lord Rishabhdev (Adinath), Lord Nemi Nath, Lord Parshwanath, Lord Mahavir and . The main idol is that of Lord Rishabhdev which is of a huge size. For other idols also separate shrines are made. Infornt of the temple of Shri Rishabhdev Bhagwan, there is a Hastishala (enclosure for elephants). This belongs to the different descendants of the Shah family.

Religious sect to which the temple belongs: Jain Shwetamber Religious
Architecture of the Temple:
Important Architectural Characteristics:

Very elegant and exotic carving in stone has been done.This is of an excellent quality. Various Jain miths, Teerthankars and Hindu Gods and Goddesses have been depicted in the whole temple. Rang Mandap is particularly worth seeing. On pillars great artistic stone carving works have been done and each pillar has its own design in terms of carvings.

Material of Construction:

White marble and other building materials have been used.

Total Construction Time: It is said that the temple was constructed in a span of 14 years.
Religious aspects of temple:

The temple is an embodiment of Jain faith and temple sculpture and Architecture of the highest order.

Unique features of the temple:

This temple has been constructed in Aditya Shilpa Kala. It was built by Vimal Naresh Shah. The entire stone used in this temple was transported to this place by elephants. In front of the temple of Bhagwan Adinath, there is an enclosure for these elephants which were used for stone transportation. In 12th century the famous Architect Tejpal built the temple of Shri Nemi Nath. The chief mandap is also built here. In the temple of Shri Rishabhdev is made of Ashtadhatu (precious eight metals) Bhamashah the renowned donor gave profuse donations for building of this temple. The patotsava or the flag hoisting is done on the fourth day of bright half of Jyeshtha month. At this occasion Adivas is assemble here.

Festivals & Fairs in Temple (Main Events):
Morning Time: 6.30 am

Evening Time:

8.00 pm
Custom & Traditions of Temple:

All traditions and customs prevalent amongst the Jain Community are observed here. The temple remains open for darshan for the devotees. For others and tourists, the opening time of the temple is from 12.00 am to 6.00 pm

Details of Temple:
Sanctorum: 1
Others:  Here are idols of various Teerthankars. In all, there are 57 idols in this campus. However, special mention must be made of the idols of Shri Mahavirji, Shri Adinathji, Shri Nemi Nathji and Shri Rishabhdevji. There is a verandah and also Rasoi to supply food at a very subsidized rates to the visitors.
Vandana (If any particular) in text:

Prayers to the Teerthankars are offered as per Jain traditions.

Issues requiring global attention for conservation, protection and improvement of the temple:

This temple is a world famous temple. It has won universal acclaim from all and it is one of the finest examples of temple Architecture.

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