Rajasthan, a desert state of the country is known for its culture, ethnicity, royal palaces and also exclusive wildlife. Rajasthan has always attracted thousands of tourists for its royal palaces and forts that are excellent examples of great architecture of those times. But if you leave aside all the much talked about attractions of temples, you will notice that Rajasthan is also a lot more than just forts and palaces. This beautiful state also has some of the best temples that are not only places of worship but are also great architectural marvels. Here are five best temples of the state that is a visual spectacle in all sense. You do not have to be a believer to visit these temples. If you love watching beautiful buildings and love architecture, these temples are sure to impress you. Also Read - With 35 Deaths, 1400 Confirmed Cases in India, Delhi's Nizamuddin Emerges as New Epicentre of Coronavirus
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1. Dilwara Temples Also Read - Coronavirus Pandemic: No Pay Cut For South African Cricketers For 2020-21 Season Despite Growing Concerns
Situated approximately in 2.5 km from Mount Abu, the Dilwara temples is a cluster of total five temples. Known for its architecture magnificence and splendor, the Dilwara temples were built way back in the 13th century AD. The temples have been built using white marble by the Solanki rulers. If you closely look at these temples, you will realize that the architecture gives out the Jain culture. The mandap that you will find in the front of the temple is supported by the intricately carved pillars.
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2. Jagdish temple
Another great architectural marvel is the Jagdish temple situated in Udaipur. Initially the temple was called the Jagannath Rai and now it has been shortened to Jagdish temple. It is one of the biggest tourist attractions of Udaipur and sees several visitors. Believers and non believers alike visit this temple. Some visit this temple to offer their prayers while some come only to view the grandeur of this temple. It has been built in a terrace and has a two floored mandapa. This temple is said to be one of the finest examples of Maru- Gurjara architecture.
3. Ranakpur Jain temple
The Ranakpur Jain temple is a very significant place of worship for the Jains. It is 15th century old Jain temple that is also popular to be one of the best examples of Jain architecture of India. Built in dedication to Rishabha and Adinath sees several visitors and often is a very crowded place. But the views of the temple and its location are enough to leave you awestruck. The temple is vastl spread over an area of 48,000 square feet and it is said to have at least 29 stunning halls that have pillars and also spectacular 80 domes. These 80 domes are supported strongly owing to the 1444 pillars that were built for this very purpose.
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4. Eklingji temple
Built in dedication to Shiva, the Eklingji temple situated in Udaipur is one of the most renowned temples in Rajasthan. Located approximately 22 km away from Udaipur, the town where this temple is situated is also known as Eklingji thanks to the temple. The architecture of this temple is a sight to behold. A two storied temple, the sights of the temple and the perfect scenic location is what attracts tourists the most. The most attractive feature of this temple is the idol of Shiva (Eklingji) that is four faced and has been made using black marble. As you enter the temple, you will find the photo of Nandi who used to be Shivas bull.
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5. Galtaji Temple
Galtaji is a group of temples that has been built in Khania Balaji , a quaint town that is situated close to Jaipur. This temple is a lot more than just a plain place of worship; It also has natural springs and stunning surroundings. The location of the temple is another feature that makes this place so attractive. It is located right in the middle of hills and also stunning narrow valley.
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