Chaturmukha Dharana Vihara

Briefly About Chaturmukha Dharana Vihara
Ranakpur Jain temple or Chaturmukha Dharana Vihara is a Śvētāmbara Jain temple at Ranakpur is dedicated to Tirthankara Rishabhanatha. The temple is located in a village of Ranakpur near Sadri town in the Pali district of Rajasthan.
Darna Shah, a local Jain businessperson, started construction of the temple in the 15th century following a divine vision. The temple honours Adinath, the first Tirthankar of the present half-cycle (avasarpiṇī) according to Jain cosmology.
The construction of the temple is well documented in a 1436 CE copper-plate record, inscriptions in the temple and a Sanskrit text Soma-Saubhagya Kavya.
Inspired by a dream of a celestial vehicle, Dharna Shah, a Porwal from Ghanerao, commenced its construction in 1389, under the patronage of Rana Kumbha, then ruler of Mewar. The architect who oversaw the project was named Dwepa.
What is Chaturmukha Dharana Vihara famous for?
The Ranakpur temple is one of the largest and most important temples of Jain culture. The campus includes various temples such as Chaumukha temple, Surya temple, Suparshvanatha temple and Amba temple.
How to reach Chaturmukha Dharana Vihara?
By Air: Dabok Airport in Udaipur is the nearest domestic airport which has frequent flights to Delhi and Mumbai.
By Train: Falna is the most convenient Railway Station, around 35 km from The Ranakpur Jain Temple. Rani is around 39 km from the Ranakpur Temple. The other nearest major railway station is Udaipur. There are trains for Delhi, Chittorgarh, Ajmer, and Jaipur from Udaipur station.
By Road: There are frequent express buses from Udaipur that take around three hours to reach Ranakpur. State transport corporation buses as well as private buses connect Udaipur to other cities in the region. Major destinations that are connected to Udaipur are Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota, Jodhpur, Chittorgarh, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Mumbai, Delhi, Indore, and Mt Abu.
Where do I stay in Ranakpur?
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