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Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh

Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh fort is a Mewar fortress on the westerly range of Aravalli Hills, in the Rajsamand district near Udaipur of Rajasthan state in western India. It is a World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Built during the course of the 15th century by Rana Kumbha.

Ranakpur is a village located in Desuri tehsil near Sadri town in the Pali district of Rajasthan in western India. It is located between Jodhpur and Udaipur. 162 km from Jodhpur and 91 km from Udaipur, in a valley on the western side of the Aravalli Range.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Drive to Kumhalgarh fort lying 90 km north-west of Udaipur . Over 360 temples are within the fort , for 300 ancient Jain and the rest of Hindus . The fort consists of a Ganesh temple which is assumed to be one of the earliest temples built inside the fort. It also has the Neel Kanth Mahadeva temple, built in 1458 CE, the central shrine of Shiva, in which the idol is made of black stone which was renovated by Rana Sangha. The fort also has many Jain temples like the Parsva Natha temple and the Golera Jain temple. Few other temples are the Mamdeo temple, Surya Mandir and Pital Shah Jain temple.

Ranakpur

Ranakpur Jain temple or Chaturmukha Dharanavihara is a Jain temple at Ranakpur is dedicated to Tirthankara Rishabhanatha. Dharna Shah, a local Jain businessperson, started construction of the temple in the 15th century following a divine vision. The temple honors Adinath, the first Tirthankar of the present half-cycle (avasarpiṇī) according to Jain cosmology. The town of Ranakpur and the temple are named after the provincial ruler monarch, Rana Kumbha who supported the construction of the temple.[2] The Ranakpur temple is one of the largest and most important temples of Jain culture. The temple is located in a village of Ranakpur near Sadri town in the Pali district of Rajasthan. The campus includes various temples such as Chaumukha temple, Surya temple, Parsavanth temple and Amba temple