Bhandasar Jain Temple or Bhanda Shah Jain temple, is a Jain temple located in Bikaner, Rajasthan. The temple is famous for wall painting and art work.[1][2] This temple is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.[3]

Bhandasar Jain Temple
सेठ भण्डासर जैन मंदिर
Seth Bhandasar Jain Temple
FestivalsMahavir Jayanti
LocationBikaner, Rajasthan, India
Geographic coordinates28°00′17.2″N 73°18′02.8″E / 28.004778°N 73.300778°E / 28.004778; 73.300778
CreatorBhandaShah Oswal
Date established12th century

History Edit

This temple was constructed by Bhandasa Oswal in the 12th century. The temple is dedicated to Sumatinatha, the 5th tirthankara.[4][5] According to legends, 40,000 kg of ghee was used in the construction of this temple instead of water in a mortar.[6]

Architecture Edit

Bhandasar Jain Temple is a three-storey temple, famous for its beautiful leaf paintings, frescoes and ornamented mirror work. This temple was constructed using red sandstone with beautiful paintings and yellow-stone carvings on walls, pillars of the sanctum and mandapa.[6] On the walls there are illustrations depicting the lives of the 24 tirthankaras.[7] The temple consist of garbhagriha, antarala, mahamandapa, and ardhamandapa. The sanctum is pancharatha (five rathas) is covered by shikhara having karna-amalakas and amalakas at top.[1][4]

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Conservation Edit

The temple have undergone renovations, are under protection of Archaeological Survey of India.[5]

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Citations Edit

  1. ^ a b Joshi & Deva 2007, p. 68.
  2. ^ Das, p. 41.
  3. ^ "Alphabetical List of Monuments - Rajasthan". Archaeological Survey of India. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b Pandya 2014, p. 4.
  5. ^ a b ASI & Bhandasr Jain temple.
  6. ^ a b Clammer 2015, p. 435.
  7. ^ "BIKANER". Rajasthan tourism.

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