Adinath Temple

Ranakpur, Rajasthan


This 15th century Jain temple at Ranakpur, located about 50 miles north of Udaipur, represents a culmination of Jain temple building in western India. It is dedicated to Adinath and features a complex floor plan with multistoried porches and balconies. The temple has a strong directional orientation, with entrances at the four compass points and, in the central chamber, images of Adinath facing in each of the four directions.

The interior is elaborately carved and decorated throughout with Jain saviors, plant and floral motifs, and other figures.